To celebrate last year’s release of Heavensward, Final Fantasy XIV developer Square Enix have recently released their final entry in their developer diary trilogy. The third chapter shows the visual design of Heavensward, including new environments and flying mounts.


The lead designer, background artist, character artist, and lead animator are just some of the team members that participate in the diary. They discuss their process for designing user experience, conception to implementation and some of the bumps they hit on the road to completion.

You can watch the first and second installments of the developer diary to see the sound design and story and lore, respectively.