Final Fantasy is a series most people who know anything about games are aware of. While there have been two MMORPGs in the Final Fantasy Universe, FFXI and FFXIV, I am currently a part of the latter.
While hardly the first game to implement this system, FFXIV has something called In-Game Housing.
What Is Final Fantasy XIV’s In-Game Housing?
It’s exactly as it sounds. A system that allows you to purchase a home for your In-Game Avatar.
While this system has oodles of nooks and crannies I could write for hours describing, I think I’ll leave that to the FFXIV wiki.
My focus here is to pinpoint ideas behind the importance of In-Game housing and how we can expand it to create a whole new layer of gaming.
For many purchasing a home in-game is a difficult and time consuming task If it’s not hidden timers and lack of availability, it’s the sheer cost of the land and housing permits before you even think of the costs of furnishing it.
The psychology of ownership within games is fascinating, especially when you realize it’s driving entire business models in the gaming industry.
Keeping in mind this psychology, I think it’s safe to say that In-Game Housing can actually be a very big deal for both gamers and game-makers.
In the case of FFXIV, I truly believe there is a lot of solid groundwork to build on for a brighter future for this game concept.Read More