Call me a lame escapist nerd face, but if I could, I would absolutely live in a video game. (A western style fantasy one, with sword fights, and the ever-looming threat of permanent deletion.) Unfortunately that technology won’t exist for at least another eight years, but at least I have places like the Final Fantasy XIV cafe to tide me over.
Adorned by giant stained glass windows, dark wood, and floating Moogles, Tokyo’s new Eorza Cafe was modeled after the Carline Canopy area in Final Fantasy XIV. It’s also probably the closest thing any of FFXIV’s 2 million+ users will get to actually being in-game. Once the cafe opens on July 31st, visitors can get their fill of potion-inspired cocktails and sword-shanked katsu plates. And then, after they tire of interacting IRL, they can play the game on any of the cafe’s four game-loaded PCs.
Now if only they had showers so I could just live there forever. Sigh.
H/T, Picthx Kotaku