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Published: September 18, 2021 at 3:12 PM BST

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FFXIV had its 66th Producer Live Letter yesterday where they showed off changes coming to the game in the next expansion, job changes, job actions trailer and more, Neil Druckmann is listed as one of the Director's for The Last of Us TV Show coming to HBO, and Twitch might soon be signing a music deal similar to Facebook Gaming and YouTube.

FFXIV Live Letter 66

Last night, Final Fantasy XIV held its highly anticipated Live Letter number 66. These Live Letter events are live streams where the producers of the game discuss various aspects of the game and provide updates on its current state.


With the release of the upcoming expansion, Endwalker, drawing near, there was a heightened emphasis on the expansion during this Live Letter. The developers shared exciting details about the refinements and changes they are implementing for the job battle classes in the game. These updates are intended to enhance the gameplay experience and ensure that each job feels unique and engaging.


To give players a glimpse of the new job actions, the team also released a nearly 20-minute-long video showcasing the exciting and visually stunning skills and abilities players can expect in the expansion. This job action trailer has become a tradition before each expansion release, generating much excitement within the player community. I highly recommend checking it out if you're interested in learning more about the upcoming job changes.


During the Live Letter, the developers addressed various job classes. If you have a particular job preference, it's worth taking the time to find the segment where the developers discuss the updates and refinements specific to that class. Rest assured, the team is dedicated to ensuring that each class receives the attention it deserves, providing balanced and satisfying gameplay for all players.


One aspect of the Live Letter that may disappoint some is the news that updates regarding crafting, gathering, and PvP will not be revealed until November. While this delay may leave certain players eagerly awaiting further information, it also builds anticipation and excitement for what is yet to come. We can expect the developers to share more details about these aspects of the game as we approach the expansion's release.

Neil Druckmann and The Last of Us TV Show

In other gaming news, Neil Druckmann, the renowned creative director behind the critically acclaimed The Last of Us games, has been listed as one of the directors for The Last of Us TV show, which is currently in development for HBO. This live-action adaptation of the popular game franchise has been highly anticipated by both gaming and television audiences.


The involvement of Neil Druckmann in the TV show is significant, as he played a crucial role in the creation of The Last of Us games. As the creative director, Druckmann helped shape the narrative and gameplay that captivated millions of players worldwide, making his contribution to the TV adaptation essential for maintaining the authenticity and vision of the original source material.


Fans of The Last of Us can expect Druckmann's involvement to ensure that the TV show remains true to the gritty and emotionally charged storytelling that made the games so successful. With his expertise and firsthand knowledge of the game's world and characters, there is a great deal of excitement surrounding this upcoming television adaptation.

Twitch Music Deal

Lastly, let's dive into the latest news surrounding Twitch. The popular streaming platform is reportedly working on a deal similar to the one recently announced by Facebook Gaming, specifically concerning music rights and partnerships with music labels. While this news is still speculative at this point, it has sparked intrigue within the streaming community.


The idea behind this potential partnership is to enable Twitch to collaborate with various music labels, alleviating concerns about copyright violations and Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedowns. Many speculate that the recent wave of DMCA notices targeting Twitch streamers was an attempt to force the platform into negotiations, as similar agreements have already been reached with platforms like YouTube and Facebook.


If Twitch were to establish such a partnership, it would ease the stress and uncertainty surrounding the use of copyrighted music during livestreams, offering creators a more secure environment to share their content without fear of infringement. Additionally, it would demonstrate Twitch's commitment to supporting content creators and fostering a cooperative relationship with the music industry.


Only time will tell if this potential music deal will come to fruition and how it will shape the future of livestreaming on Twitch. Could it render the deletion of thousands of VODs and clips an unnecessary practice moving forward? Regardless of the outcome, it's crucial to remember that moments of adversity often lead to positive change. In fact, some creators have found new opportunities and growth as a result of the recent shifts in the streaming landscape.


In conclusion, the recent FFXIV Live Letter provided players with valuable insights into the upcoming changes to job battle classes, generating excitement for the much-anticipated Endwalker expansion. The involvement of Neil Druckmann in The Last of Us TV show promises an authentic and compelling adaptation of the beloved game franchise. Finally, the potential Twitch music deal holds the potential to alleviate copyright concerns and create a more collaborative environment for content creators. As always, the gaming industry continues to evolve, bringing with it both challenges and opportunities for those involved.

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