December 2021

Here you can find news items that were posted on Hell and Heaven Net in the past.

Square Enix

Naoki Yoshida, producer of Final Fantasy XVI, has recently released an update on the current status of the development of Final Fantasy XVI, which was announced in September 2020 at the PlayStation 5 Showcase.

During that annoucement Naoki Yoshida said that in 2021 the next big information reveal will take place. We didn't get it. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the development of the game has been delayed by almost an half year and the next reveal is now planned for Spring 2022.

You can read the full update below.

Message from the producer Naoki Yoshida

Hell and Heaven Net

Happy Holidays!I want to wish everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2022!

Like previous year, this year was also a strange year. The COVID-19 pandemic continued in 2021. Several new variants of the virus were discovered.

Also this year several events like E3 and Tokyo Game Show were online only.

In 2021 we've got a lot of remasters like the first 5 Final Fantasy games in the series got re-released under the Pixel Remaster title on Steam and mobile devices. We also got SaGa Frontier, NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139... and Legend of Mana.

In June 2021 the PlayStation 5 version of Final Fantasy VII Remake was released titled Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade which adds Episode INTERmission, an expansion which features playable character Yuffie. This December the game was released on PC exclusively on the Epic Game Store. However, it was not received very well by the fans due to technical issues.

SoraOther Square Enix games that were released this year are Bravely Default 2, Balan Wonderworld and Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier.

What will 2022 bring us? It will be a better year than 2021 with more new games to be released like Babylon's Fall, Triangle Strategy, Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin (Chaos) and Forspoken. Hopefully more information will be released of Final Fantasy XVI.

What about Hell and Heaven in 2022? In 2022 Drupal, the system Hell and Heaven Net is running on, will be upgraded. Maybe with a new style. If you want to support me, please let me know.

Stay safe.

Final Fantasy VII Remake

During The Game Awards 2021 Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade will be released on PC through the Epic Games Store on 16 December 2021 making it no longer an exclusive for the PlayStation 4 and 5.

With improved textures, lighting, background environments, a fully customizable “Photo Mode,” and more, Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade for PC also features 4K support, HDR support, XInput and DirectInput compliant controller support, keyboard and mouse support, plus the highest spec PCs could see a performance of up to 120 frames per second.

A full list of contents for Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade on PC via the Epic Games Store can be found below:

  • The FF7R EPISODE INTERmission-exclusive weapon, Cacstar
  • Armor: Midgar Bangle, Shinra Bangle and Corneo Armlet
  • Accessories: Superstar Belt, Mako Crystal and Seraphic Earrings
  • Summon materia: Carbuncle, Chocobo Chick and Cactuar

You can add the game to your wishlist on the Epic Games Store. Below you can watch the announcement trailer.

Final Fantasy XIV

Square Enix has apologized to the community of Final Fantasy XIV for the current congestion situation due to the start of early access for the Endwalker expansion on 3 December and will compensate everyone with free game time.

On The Lodestone, Naoki Yoshida, producer and director of Final Fantasy XIV, said the following:

Currently, all Worlds across all regions have been hitting the login cap for extremely long periods of time, and the progression of login queues is being slowed dramatically. Across the FFXIV service as a whole, the number of simultaneous logins has reached the hardware limit, and as a result, logging in has required an extremely long time, especially during “peak hours” when we tend to see increased player activity. For this, I am truly sorry.

All players who own the full version of the game and have an active subscription will be granted 7 days of free game time during the official release of Endwalker on 7 December. This also includes players who are currently playing on the 30-day free play period included when registering the full version of the game and those with multiple accounts.

Additional free game time will be announced at a later date if the congestion situation still persists.

Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker will be released on 7 December (today) after being delayed for two weeks and is the fourth expansion (after Heavensward, Stormblood and Shadowbringers).

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