During yesterday’s Letter from the Producer Live, Final Fantasy XIV director and producer Naoki Yoshida shared a number of changes that will be made to combat with the release of the game’s Stormblood expansion.
The aim of these combat changes is to reduce the amount of actions on players’ hotbars and help reduce the strain on gamepad users. To do this, the developer is removing a number of underused or unused actions, merging several actions together, and adding upgradable actions, such as Stone I-IV.
Square Enix is also adding new HUD elements for each job that will track various buffs and timers in a visual way to make them easier to keep track of.
Take a look at a number of actions for each job and the new HUD elements in the video below:
Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood launches June 20th for PlayStation 4 and PC, and introduces new jobs, areas, dungeons, raids, swimming and diving mechanics, and more.