Final Fantasy XIV Director Naoki Yoshida recently published a letter to the community wishing the community a happy new year.
In the letter Yoshida thanks the community and a adresses the obstacle Covid-19 has been for the FFXIV team.
A hint about the next FFXIV expansion was also dropped.
So, where do we stand? The saga of Shadowbringers concluded in Patch 5.3, and hinted at the next story to come. Ah, but of course we had Patch 5.4, which then flipped the page to the “final chapter in the tale of this star.” Keep a close eye on the team’s progress this year as events build once more to a thrilling and unexpected “ending.” (To the story, not to FFXIV itself!)
… I’d barely finished typing this when I had an unannounced visitor─a minstrel, as he introduced himself, on a journey from faraway lands. He placed a note into my hands, and it had this poem written on it:
An Announcement Showcase is planned for February, so it looks like curious FFXIV player will get more answers about the mysterious note then.