More like returning characters are already mostly done and new characters (that weren't in XIV) have to be done from scratch, it's definitely not finalized yet. We still got 4 of those already (returning old characters), that's a lot right from the start. As for brand new characters, given the type of characters they've been going with lately, it's not the kind of new faces that bring hype.
So far we've only seen old faces.
...because they want to show all the old characters first before getting to the new ones?
So I'd expect both new faces and returning old characters will be saved for much later.
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