Final Fantasy XIV Will Ditch Gender Restrictions On Wedding Gear
One small step for FFXIV, one giant step for wedding parties.
Final Fantasy XIV players know that half the battle is fashion, called glamour in-game. Hell, we at GameSpot even held a glamour costume contest with the community during our Extra Life 2019 livestream. There's also has a whole system where players can get married with a ceremony and wedding party (in-game, that is). Now when it comes to glamour and weddings, FFXIV's next update will drop gender restrictions on all wedding attire.
All characters regardless of gender will be able to equip all wedding gear, confirmed in the details laid out in the official FFXIV 5.2 patch notes. This accounts for the tuxedo and outfit for the groom and dresses and other accessories for the bride and bridesmaid (the groomsmen tuxedo and outfit has always been unrestricted).
The items for the bride and groom are made available for those who take part in the Ceremony of Eternal Bonding (the official name FFXIV weddings) while all players can purchase the "Best Man" and "Bridesmaid" gear in the city Ul'dah. It's also worth noting that the FFXIV allows for characters of the same gender to marry, which was implemented back in 2014.
FFXIV director and producer Naoki Yoshida alluded to this change last year in an interview with Kotaku. In regards to the Ceremony of Eternal Bonding wedding content, he said, "we’ve already started to make adjustments. Once we officially release this, you won’t have gender restrictions. If you both wanted to wear a dress, that’s perfectly fine. If you want to both wear the tuxedo, that would also be fine."
That's just a small part of FFXIV's next update. It's going to be a big one with plenty of new content which includes new quests that continue the main story, new boss battles like FFVII's Ruby Weapon, the next phase in the Eden raid series, and so much more. The update drops on February 18, and we have you covered with our detailed breakdown of FFXIV patch 5.2.