For comparison, Square Enix employees around 5,500 people. Marvel’s Avengers (another live game published by the studio) saw around 28,000 concurrent players at launch and was subsequently branded a failure.
“I said, ‘Let’s use FF14’s assets too. We have so many, it’d be a shame to limit them to FF14 alone,’ and that’s how it all started,” explained Yoshida, before clarifying that all borrowed assets “will be fully supervised by the Final Fantasy 14 team to ensure that they fit into its world”.
The move is set to target “Twitch users who persistently share harmful misinformation” both on and off the platform.
Announcing the changes, Twitch published a blog that said: “We’re proud that we can bring people together – but we do not believe that individuals who use online services to spread false, harmful information, have a place in our community. While these individuals are not prevalent on Twitch, they could cause significant harm if allowed on our service.”