The Guinness World Records is responsible for some pretty unusual accolades in many different forms, and its something that is even present in video games. In fact, Square Enix have announced that during a recent fan festival in Frankfurt, FINAL FANTASY XIV won two awards for most original pieces of music in a video game, and for having the longest end credits in an MMO game.
The reason that the game achieved this stems from an expression of gratitude by its creators, as the credits feature not only the development team, but also included a list of 32,335 players as a thanks for their continued support following the original release of Version 1.0.
Producer and Director Yoshi-P stated:
There is an underlying meaning behind the end credits of FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn that sets it apart from other games and MMORPGs. We have experienced many hardships working on FFXIV, and without the support of the Meteor Survivors, we wouldn’t have had the opportunity to make it this far. I accept this great honor on behalf of you─our players─and look forward to creating more fun and excitement together with you all in Eorzea!
Meanwhile, dwellers of the realm of the Eorzea have experienced a whopping 384 original pieces of music as of patch 3.45. Each major update’s patch notes detailed new music being added each time, and it shows no signs of slowing down as Square Enix look to continue to expand the world of FINAL FANTASY XIV which will be accompanied by new music.