Final Fantasy XIV’s Viera and Hrothgar are gender-locked

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No male Viera for you.

Final Fantasy XIV‘s two new races — the Viera and Hrothgar — are gender-locked, Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida confirmed over the weekend.

The Hrothgar were announced as a playable race during this past weekend’s Tokyo Fan Festival, and at the same time were confirmed to be a male-only race. At the same time, it was confirmed that the previously announced Viera would function as a female-only race in-game, much to the dismay of hopeful fans.

The Hrothgar are giant, hulking cat-like creatures and resemble Final Fantasy X‘s Ronzo. You can check out the Hrothgar in a new trailer below.

Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers heads to Windows PC and PS4 on 2 July 2019.