Final Fantasy XIV

Final Fantasy XIV

Square Enix has recently posted a new gameplay footage video on YouTube of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Unlike previous videos that showed the environments, this video shows the quests and combat system. Notice that both systems have been improved greatly compared to the original version.

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At midnight today the original service of Final Fantasy XIV has come to an end. A massive meteor called Dalamud was summoned to crash the planet which will be the start of the in-game changes that will be coming soon. If you have played Final Fantasy XIV before your character data has been saved on 1 November and will be carried to A Realm Reborn.

With the end of the original game Square Enix has released a (awesome) CG trailer called the End of the Era.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is currently in closed alpha test and they are planning to open it to the public on 26 November.

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Square Enix has released the first screenshots of the PlayStation 3 version of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. In one of the screenshots you can see that you can shortcut spells on the L2 and R2 button and on another screenshot you see a XMB looking menu.

 

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Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will be launched next month with an alpha version. The PlayStation 3 version will be released shortly after the PC version.

Final Fantasy XIV

Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy XIV Version 2.0 has been dubbed as Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Version 2.0 was announced last October and is a rebuild of the original MMORPG after it was received very bad and Square Enix decided to change the team developing the game.

Naoki Yoshida, Producer/Director: Since announcing our plans for the future of the title last October, we have been working tirelessly to include all of the elements that we have promised in FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn, which we announced today. This new title not only becomes a symbol of a completely new FINAL FANTASY XIV, but also marks the beginning of a new stage as the latest title in the FINAL FANTASY series. I hope you’re looking forward to it!

With this announcement the new website has been launced and a new CG trailer has been released.

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Yoichi Wada, President and CEO of Square Enix, has made an announcement regarding Final Fantasy XIV.

Allow me to thank you all for your continued interest in FINAL FANTASY XIV.

One year has passed since the game’s release, and despite the disappointment surrounding its launch, we have received a wealth of support from you, the players. Your encouraging words and continued loyalty have been a source of immeasurable inspiration to everyone involved with FINAL FANTASY XIV’s development.

In the ten months since the FINAL FANTASY XIV team’s restructuring, we have put forth the utmost effort into not only improving the game’s existing features, but also creating a concrete plan to outline the game’s new direction. Today, I am pleased to announce we can confidently present that plan to our customers. We fully realize this is but a single step towards our ultimate goal, and that to meet the high standards set in the plan, more time is required. In the meantime, however, we will not waver in our commitment to bringing players exciting and engaging content, even as the game moves through its evolution.

With this, it is my hope that we will continue to receive your support as we will need to bring the unbilled period to a close between late November and early December 2011, and introduce our subscription-based billing system. I appreciate that this decision will not be popular, but it is a necessary step in building upon the foundation our fans and development team have made together and to realize the full potential of FINAL FANTASY XIV.

The team will stop short of nothing as they move towards realizing the new FINAL FANTASY XIV, and as they do so, I humbly ask for both your understanding and support.


President and CEO, Yoichi Wada

This concludes that the you have to pay a monthly fee starting from end November, begin December. All subscriptions that are automatically renewed are temporary suspended, so that you have to renew it if you want to continue playing the game.

Final Fantasy XIV Version 2.0 screenshot

They also announced Final Fantasy XIV Version 2.0 which will be a complete rebuild of the game. The maps will be redesigned, a new graphics engine will be implemented, a complete redesign of the user interface and more community content will be added. They have announced to release Final Fantasy XIV Version 2.0 end 2012, begin 2013.

The PlayStation 3 version was indefinitely delayed previous year after the negative reactions on the game. They have stated that the PlayStation 3 version will be released together with Final Fantasy XIV Version 2.0.

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Square Enix has decided that the game servers of Final Fantasy XI and Final Fantasy XIV will be temporary shutdown due to the massive earthquake in Japan last Friday.

Due to the continuous earthquakes occurring in the eastern regions of Japan since Mar. 11, 2011, the power companies in Japan have encouraged everyone to cooperate by conserving as much energy as possible as it is feared there will not be enough power supply. Based on the current situation, we have decided to shut down the game servers temporarily, and therefore to suspend services of FINAL FANTASY XIV, FINAL FANTASY XI, and PlayOnline temporarily.

The services will be temporarily suspended for at least a week starting on Mar. 13, 2011 3:00 (PDT). We will provide an update regarding the reinstatement of the service as additional information becomes available. In connection with the temporary suspension of services, players will not be billed for any PlayOnline service throughout the April billing cycle. Additional information regarding this matter will also be posted as it becomes available.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and thank you for your understanding of this unusual situations.

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Yoichi Wada, president of Square Enix, has announced today that they offer their sincerest apologies to the fans for the lack of quality that Final Fantasy XIV currently has. To improve that they've made changes to the developer team.

Naoki Yoshida is the new director and producer of the game, replacing Hiromichi Tanaka who has taken full responsibility and has stepped down. He continues to support the development team, who also have been changed.

The PlayStation 3 version, which was played for a March release, has been delayed with an unknown time. The free trail period has been extended again till the team has provided a plan that outlines a level of enjoyment that will satisfy both the team and the fans.

Official announcement

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Square Enix has announced that due to technical problems in Final Fantasy XIV they are giving their players another 30 days extra of free play time.

The company wants players to experience the coming 'large-scale' version updates that should 'improve' the game. The first one is planned for 25 November, while the other one will take place mid-December.

Final Fantasy XIV was badly received by fans and reviewers. GameSpot gave the game a 4.0 and GameTrailers a 4.2, making it the lowest score a Final Fantasy game has received to date.

SMALL UPDATE: The port to the PlayStation 3 has been completed.

Final Fantasy XIV

After some alpha and beta tests and the open beta previous month the PC version of Final Fantasy XIV was released worldwide yesterday.

The second MMORPG in the Final Fantasy series takes place in the region Eorzea in the land of Hydaelyn. Players who ordered the collection's edition of the game can play the game for a week already.

The PlayStation 3 version is expected in March 2011.

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The open beta of Final Fantasy XIV, which would start this night at 02:00 GMT, has been postponed by Square Enix due to some critical bugs. A new date for the open beta will be announced soon.

FINAL FANTASY XIV Open Beta Test, which is scheduled to begin at 02:00 (GMT) on Sept. 1, 2010, will be postponed due to a confirmation of critical bugs. New schedule will be released at a later date.

Along with the postponement of FINAL FANTASY XIV Open Beta Test, the issuing of registration code for FINAL FANTASY XIV Open Beta Test will be postponed as well. With the download of client software's installer, it will be suspended at 02:00 (GMT) on Sept. 1, 2010.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Update: A new date has been announced. This night (2 September) at 02:00 GMT (Source: Twitter).

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