Re: Square-Enix CEO Yoichi Wada steps down
Are you remembering the same reveal I'm remembering? I remember Square-Enix showing off alpha gameplay from FF14 and getting a collective yawn from most of the gaming world. Remember, outside of this community, most people have terrible memories of FFXI, and that dropped an anchor around FF14 hype-wise.
I wouldn't go so far as to say 14 wasn't wanted or asked for; it built up a LOT of hype and positive attention when it was first showcased.