No one is secure from the clutches of the critically-acclaimed MMORPG Final Fantasy 14, not even Gabe Newell himself. He is been taking part in a ton of it on his Steam Deck as a result of one in every of his sons needed a “minion” healer.
In a video interview with IGN, Newell stated he is spent “fairly a bit” of time with the upcoming handheld, with nearly all of his time being spent with Sq. Enix’s unbelievable MMO. Seems he is one of many many WoW refugees who discovered their means over to the sport final yr, skyrocketing it to its highest-ever concurrent player count. “Proper now I am taking part in Remaining Fantasy,” he stated. “Certainly one of my sons has gotten into Remaining Fantasy. I kind of acquired burned out on World of Warcraft—I acquired to the purpose the place they’d introduce a brand new degree cap and I might be like ‘ah!’ after which I might begin taking part in for about 10 minutes and my mind would soften down. So I have been taking part in an MMO for some time.”
Seems his son is a tank predominant and needed to rope Newell into therapeutic him throughout raids. “Certainly one of my sons was into Remaining Fantasy and he was mad on the individuals he’d go raiding with. So he was like ‘okay, I would like a minion. Dad, come be my minion. Be my healer who does not let me die after I’m tanking.’ So I began taking part in with him after which I have been taking part in a ton of it on the Deck.”
Gabe Newell, billionaire founder and proprietor of Valve and Steam (and the Steam Deck), says he is taking part in alot of #FFXIV on the Deck as a result of his son, a Tank, needs a therapeutic “minion” to raid with. 😭@IGN video supply: https://t.co/rJAhdd2GTV pic.twitter.com/723Rg79I5oFebruary 26, 2022
I am completely determined to know extra—which healer class is he maining? What does his character appear like? Is he a dirty cutscene skipper or has he savoured the story? I can think about Newell being a Scholar predominant, although if he was DPS he’d undoubtedly be Ninja if his impressive knife collection is something to go by. I additionally refuse to imagine that man is operating round as something apart from a goofy catgirl. Perhaps he is a feminine au’ra, however I could not think about Newell going for a fundamental male hyur or dinky lalafell.
One other plus to this complete factor is figuring out that Remaining Fantasy 14 can run on the Steam Deck, and I assume it runs comparatively nicely. It has a reasonably large benefit in that it is an MMO already constructed for consoles—the cross hotbar is legitimately a unbelievable innovation and means the entire thing can work very well in a conveyable format. I have been debating whether or not to carry on to my Steam Deck preorder, however having the ability to carry Remaining Fantasy 14 round with me could very nicely be the rationale I find yourself making the acquisition.