Final Fantasy was awarded for being the “most prolific role playing game series”. As of 15th February 2017, the Final Fantasy name has adorned 87 different RPG titles.
Naoki Yoshida’s celebrated MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game), Final Fantasy XIV, received two specific Guinness World Records titles: the first – “longest end credits in an MMO game” – is in recognition of the 1 hour 38 minute length of the end credits of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (2013).
While credits typically contain the names of everyone involved with the creation of a game, the credits to A Realm Reborn also contain the names of players of the original Final Fantasy XIV (2010) as a sign of appreciation from the development team for their support.
Final Fantasy XIV also received the record for the “most original pieces of music in a videogame (including expansions) achieved by Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn ”. The game features 384 individual pieces of music recorded specifically for the game. This can be broken down as 280 pieces for the main game (Ver 2.0~2.55) and 104 from the 2015 expansion Heavensward (Ver 3.0~3.45).
Both Naoki Yoshida (Producer and Director) and Masayoshi Soken (Sound Director and Composer) were present on stage in Frankfurt to accept their awards in front of the Fan Festival crowd. Yosuke Matsuda received the most prolific role playing game series award on behalf of Square Enix.
Stormblood, the next expansion for Final Fantasy XIV, is currently scheduled for release on June 20th 2017. With more than six million players globally, Final Fantasy XIV continues to deliver on the promise of bringing the best of the Final Fantasy experience to the online realm.