Final Fantasy XIV
10 hours ago.
Make It Rain seasonal event heads to Final Fantasy XIV's Gold Saucer
The latest seasonal event set to arrive in Eorzea this week is centered around the Manderville Gold Saucer. The "Make It Rain" campaign invites adventurers back to the theme park for a special quest - Ollier, an attendant of the Gold Saucer, is seeking volunteers to sample a number of attractions before they're released to the public. That means you, of course. The event runs from May 27 at 1:00AM PDT to June 10 at 7:59AM PDT and offers up a…
2 days ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Live Letter 30 Summary; Patch 3.3 out June 7
The thirtieth Letter from the Producer Live kicked off early this morning from Akita, Japan, where the Final Fantasy XIV team let loose more details on the next post-release patch called Revenge of the Horde. That's due out June 7th, 2016. Producer/director Naoki Yoshida and global online producer Toshio Murouchi were joined by special guest Natsuko Ishikawa, one of the game's scenario writers. For all the major details, check out our summary below! Trial: The Final Steps of Faith The secret trial that's…
5 days ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Patch 3.3 drops in early June, story & dungeon previews live
You won't have to wait much longer for the newest post-release content patch in Final Fantasy XIV. Square Enix reveals today that patch 3.3, called "Revenge of the Horde", will be out some time in early June. Continuing the main scenario, we learn that Nidhogg - using the body of the dragoon Estinien - has prepared his dragon hordes for a decisive attack against the people of Ishgard. This patch will mark the final chapter of the Dragonsong War. Elsewhere, Regula Van…
6 days ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Fan Fest 2016 teaser site now live
Square Enix has gone live with the official teaser site for this year's Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival in Las Vegas. The North American Fan Fest will take place from October 14 through October 15 at the Paris Hotel & Casino. Similar to the 2014's events, fans can expect in-game challenges, entertainment, contests, developer panels and of course a keynote delivered by one producer/director Naoki Yoshida. Keep an eye on the site for ticket pricing and information as we lead…
3 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Letter From the Producer Live XXIX Summary
The twenty-ninth Letter From the Producer Live has concluded in Tokyo, where the Final Fantasy XIV dished out new details at NicoNico Choukaigi. The title of Patch 3.3 was officially revealed as Revenge of the Horde, and will include a wealth of new content. Special guest Akihiro Hino, president and CEO of Level 5, announced a collaboration with Yokai Watch which will include minions, gear, and a flying mount. Check out our summary below: Patch 3.3 Revenge of the Horde Preview…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XIV reveals The Palace of the Dead; new dungeon type in Patch 3.35
During a Looking Heavensward panel at PAX East, Final Fantasy XIV director and producer Naoki Yoshida was asked about new content coming in future patches. Revealed is a new type of content based around the theme of "The Deep Dungeon!" and it can be played solo or with a party of up to four players. It's called The Palace of the Dead and will release with Patch 3.35. "Recently discovered…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XIV, Final Fantasy XV panels announced for PAX East
Square Enix will be returning to PAX East this year with several panels including showcases for both Final Fantasy XIV and Final Fantasy XV. While we've yet to learn the full line-up for the event, PAX has put out their own schedule detailing some of what to expect. Starting with FFXIV, fans are being asked to join producer/director Naoki Yoshida and lore team representative Michael-Christopher Koji Fox as they answer questions live about the game’s first expansion pack—Heavensward. Perhaps some of…
1 month ago.
Challenge chocobo racing rivals in Final Fantasy XIV 3.25
While the ChocoGo ridesharing app may not be a reality, a new update for the Manderville Gold Saucer's Chocobo Racing attraction is. In Patch 3.25, which went live last week, the Final Fantasy XIV team added new features to the minigame including: new racetrack items, chocobo abilities, and a new mode called: Chocobo Challenges. In this mode, players will be racing to defeat a rival designated with a red nameplate. Complete each of these challenges to unlock a large pot of…
1 month ago.
Square Enix debuts ChocoGo ridesharing app
Have you been overwhelmed by the trappings of modern transportation? Do you feel like you've lost your connection with nature? Fret no longer, as Square Enix has created a new ridesharing app called ChocoGo that lets you ride on chocoboback to wherever you desire. Specially engineered by Cid Shipman, ChocoGo's CEO, these chocobos have creature comforts like built-in Wi-Fi and even play music from the Final Fantasy XIV soundtrack to make your commute more enjoyable than ever. Here's a look at…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Letter From the Producer Live XXVIII Summary
In the newest episode of Letter From the Producer Live XVIII, the Final Fantasy XIV team comes to us live from Kobe, Japan to discuss Patch 3.2 and beyond. Today's special guest is lead UI designer Hiroshi Minagawa (HQ Hiroshi), who has worked on previous Square Enix titles like Vagrant Story, Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together, and Final Fantasy XII. Should you desire to catch the show's archived broadcast you can do so here, as well as pore through the…
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV and Phantasy Star Online 2 collaboration revealed
Sega's Phantasy Star Online 2 MMORPG has collaborated with several games in the past, but today, we get a look at its newest partner: Final Fantasy XIV. In the footage below, PSO2 will host a primal trial featuring Odin at Urth's Fount - and it's pretty faithful to the original! Glamours (outfits) from FFXIV will also make their way over when the event goes live this summer. Phantasy Star Online 2 hasn't had an official release overseas, and there wasn't any mention…
2 months ago.
The Final Fantasy XIV Free Login Campaign Returns
If you've been looking for an excuse to get back into Final Fantasy XIV, there's no time like the present. Right now, players with an existing account can log in and play regardless of subscription status. It works a little bit differently this time, where you'll have four days starting from the day you first log in. After that, you'll need to have an active subscription to keep playing. Regardless of when you start, the free login campaign ends on…
2 months ago.
Official Final Fantasy XIV dev diary highlights visual design
Square Enix is back with a new official developer diary for Final Fantasy XIV Heavensward, highlighting the visual design of the game's first expansion. In this episode, we meet lead designer Takeo Suzuki, lead background artist Junichi Murata, character artist Yuji Mitsushi, and lead animator Shinya Ichida. Topics include the graphic design of the game's environments and the challenge of designing flying mounts. Director/producer Naoki Yoshida bookends the video with a message to viewers. Final Fantasy XIV is now available for Windows…
2 months ago.
Hatching-tide seasonal event returns to Final Fantasy XIV today
Hatching-tide has returned to Eorzea, and Jihli Aliapoh needs your help after she receives a new "vision" from the Archons. Dreamers have been dispatched to each city-state, and you'll be able to trade fortune eggs with them in order to obtain the various rewards. Begin: Tuesday, March 15 @ 1:00am PDT End: Monday, March 28 @ 6:59am PDT Location: Jihli Aliapoh - Old Gridania (x10.2; y9.4) Hatching-tide 2016 Rewards: Egg Hunter Barding (chocobo barding) Archon Egg Tower (outdoor furnishing) Pa-Paya Orchestrion Roll (orchestrion) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZXoc0139U8 Final Fantasy XIV is now…
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV’s Xbox One prospects just got a little brighter
No matter what platform you play Final Fantasy XIV on, be it Windows PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, or Mac, adventurers in Eorzea have enjoyed the ability to play together on the same servers. So, why on earth is the game not on Xbox One - especially when Final Fantasy titles past, present, and future have embraced the Xbox platform? The question has been posed many times to director and producer Naoki Yoshida, and his responses highlight an enthusiasm to bring…
2 months ago.
The Feast arrives in Final Fantasy XIV's Patch 3.21; Pre-Season starts today
With the arrival of Patch 3.21 today, adventurers in Final Fantasy XIV will have access to a new PvP mode called The Feast. It's our return trip to the Wolves' Den, which was first introduced December 2013's Patch 2.1 A Realm Awoken. Unlike The Fold (which is the new name for the previous Wolves' Den mode), The Feast revolves around the acquisition of medals by defeating your enemies in combat. If your team reaches a certain count of medals or has…
2 months ago.
Official Final Fantasy XIV dev diary highlights story, lore, and localization
Creating the massive amounts of story, lore, and flavor text in Final Fantasy XIV isn't easy, especially localizing it for several different languages. In the newest chapter of the development diary video series, we see how it's put together by main scenario writer Kazutoyo Maehiro, world lore creator Banri Oda, and translation director/English localization director Michael Christopher Koji Fox with his team. They highlight the collaborative process in creating all the elements of the XIV universe, and how not everything in…
2 months ago.
Looking Forward To It: The Gears of Change - Pt.2
The second major post-release content patch for Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward has been out for nearly two weeks - and it's time for impressions! Join Tony Garsow, Erren Van Duine, and Michael Damiani for another episode of Looking Forward To It, wherein we discuss all the new features that arrived in Patch 3.2: The Gears of Change. Heads up: we discuss story spoilers for Patch 3.2's scenario. If you'd like to check out more video content featuring Patch 3.2, hit up our…
2 months ago.
Patch 3.2 is the best time for you to finally get into Final Fantasy XIV
Let’s get this out of the way first... I was like you once. What I mean by “you” is that, at some point in my past, like some of you in the present, I thought MMORPGs like Final Fantasy XI and Final Fantasy XIV were undeserving of their sacred roman numeral in the “mainline” franchise. Why did I think this? Well, if you had asked me then I’d have probably thought a couple minutes before mumbling “something something multiplayer.” Fortunately I caved from…
2 months ago.
Susan Calloway's Artist Cut of Answers out now
Following its announcement over a week ago, Susan Calloway has released to the world this morning her own version of Final Fantasy XIV's original main theme - Answers. As the original vocalist, Susan's personal take on the powerful theme has a softer focus - highlighted by somber vocals and piano throughout. It's a departure in many ways from Nobuo Uematsu's work, but any fan of Final Fantasy XIV's music or Answers in general should take a look. The song is available…