Final Fantasy XIV
14 hours ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Patch 2.25 out today, brings new PvP gear and more
The latest update to Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is out today, bringing with it a few adjustments and additions to the game's PvP (Player vs. Player) battles and materia systems. Dubbed Patch 2.25, PvP players can now look forward to ranking up to Rank 40 as well as new job-specific animal-themed gear is available as well.Additionally, players can now take advantage of a new materia transmutation system to convert several materia into a new random one, as well…
1 week ago.
Final Fantasy XIV passes 2 million registered users
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has surpassed 2 million registered accounts globally, Square Enix has announced today. With the launch of the PS4 version this week, along with players on both PC and PS3, FFXIV marks one of the biggest cross-platform MMOs to date. Previously it was revealed the game retains on average 500,000 daily users as well.This news comes hot off the heels of Patch 2.2 as well, which offered new content for players - with more…
1 week ago.
Final Fantasy XIV launches on PS4 today, gets a new trailer
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn makes its way to the PlayStation 4 for all users starting today and Square Enix has prepared a special launch trailer in celebration of it.Whether you're new to the game or an existing PS3 or PC player, the PS4 version offers up high-definition visuals, Remote Play via the PlayStation Vita, DualShock 4 controller touchpad support, player content sharing and mouse and keyboard play capabilities. Those with a PS3 service account can upgrade to…
2 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy XIV PS3 to PS4 upgrade campaign detailed
With the official service date of Final Fantasy XIV for PS4 set to begin this upcoming Monday, many PS3 users looking to upgrade can get in on the next-generation release for free for a limited time.Starting from Friday, April 11th at 4AM EDT through the end of this year those with a registered PS3 service account have the option to upgrade to the PS4 version - provided they relinquish all rights to the PS3 copy of the game. Those…
2 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy XIV gets a new TV commercial in Japan
Square Enix has released a new Final Fantasy XIV commercial for the Japanese market, marking a week ahead of the worldwide release of the game on PlayStation 4. Featuring a "run through Eorzea," the brief spot shows a look at the game's world as well as the various primal challenges adventurers can encounter including the newly introduced Leviathan from Patch 2.2.The PS4 beta ends later tonight, but early access for those who pre-ordered will begin later in the…
3 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy XIV PS4 open beta begins this week
Those who missed the first phase of Final Fantasy XIV's PS4 beta test will have a second chance this week as access opens up across the game's existing servers. The open beta phase will begin this Friday (April 4th) at 1AM PDT and will go through April 7th. Anyone with a PS4 can join in provided they update their client to the latest beta version of the game.Starting from this phase, players will be able to bring in their existing…
3 weeks ago.
Limited Final Fantasy XIV-themed PlayStation 4 bundle heads to Japan
Square Enix and Sony are partnering up this month for a special limited edition hardware release in time for the launch of the PS4 version of Final Fantasy XIV - now two weeks away. Set for pre-order exclusively through Sony Japan's online store, the bundle - limited to 1,400 units - is being priced at a modest ¥45,180 (about $450) and includes a themed hard drive bay cover, the PS4 system itself and a copy of the game.Unfortunately, the bundle…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XIV 2.2 Patch Notes, LIVE Letter Summary, Eorzean Collection and More!
Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XIII concluded a short while ago and with it came an abundance of information and announcements both big and small. There is a lot to cover so let us break this into parts to make it easier to digest.Patch 2.2 Update Notes - Preliminary We will start with the most important; due to the obscene amount of content in Patch 2.2, the development team have released preliminary notes that highlight the most prominent features…
1 month ago.
GDC Interview: Yoshida talks big upcoming changes in Patch 2.2
Naoki Yoshida's attendance at GDC has been paired with an interview via Dengeki where he was asked myriad of questions to do with Final Fantasy XIV's origin and on-going development, as well as its similarities to 'that one another' MMO World of Warcraft. More interestingly were the new facts that were conversed regarding in-game changes coming in Patch 2.2 including Zodiac Weapons, the abolition of Philosophy Tomes as well as changes to Darklight Equipment, Retainer Services, Fantasia Potion sales and…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Patch 2.2 trailer "Through the Maelstrom"
Square Enix has opened the official portal for Final Fantasy XIV's upcoming 2.2 Patch "Through the Maelstrom." Along with a breathtaking new eight-minute trailer, the website has been filled to the brim with new screenshots offering up a glimpse of incoming dungeons such as the Lost City of Amdapor, and new Hard Mode dungeons, including the lurid Halatali and the Illuminati overrun Brayflox’s Longstop. High-level players can also get a sneak peek at the Second Binding Coil of Bahamut raid…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Patch 2.2 will launch on March 27th, vanity system detailed
Final Fantasy XIV's upcoming 2.2 Patch has finally a date attached to it, announced by Producer/Director Naoki Yoshida through his 55th Producer Letter over on the official forums. Arriving on March 27th - six days following the next Letter from the Producer Live - the patch is undergoing the final checks, including the addition of one of the most sought-after features: vanity.According to Yoshi-P, players will be able to project the look of one piece of gear onto another…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Patch 2.2 dungeon bosses get previewed in new screenshots
Patch 2.2 for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is nearly upon us and that means new dungeons, new locations and new enemies for everyone to explore. Today we have some new screenshots focusing on new dungeons - specifically The Lost City of Amdapor, Halatali and Brayflox Hard Mode and the new "Invasion" turns coming to the Binding Coil of Bahamut.According to a new report from Game Watch, several new bosses will be making the cut including the classic…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn original soundtrack previewed online
A brief teaser for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn's soundtrack has been posted online, offering up a minute preview for what fans can expect when it launches on March 26th. Similar to Before Meteor, the soundtrack will be available on a blu-ray disc and contain 119 tracks spanning all of A Realm Reborn and Patch 2.1 content with over six hours of music.While the base release itself can only be played on anything with a blu-ray player, those with…
1 month ago.
New images for Final Fantasy XIV Patch 2.2 highlight upcoming story content, new battles
Square Enix has released a new batch of screenshots detailing some of the upcoming scenario content for Patch 2.2 - slated for release later this month. Updates include additions to the main story and characters, including the continuing story of Hildibrand, the introduction of Gilgamesh and the mysterious Yugiri, and the primal Leviathan who will be the latest threat to the adventurers of Eorzea. Square Enix has provided a brief overview of what fans can come to expect in this…
1 month ago.
Announcing our Final Fantasy XIV CE giveaway winner
Congratulations to dramatis, who put together something especially creative for our Final Fantasy XIV giveaway.Our contest - which asked entrants to come up with something "artistic", not necessarily a piece of art - led dramatis to create an interactive website that captures some of the hidden happenings that take place in the realm of Eorzea. dramatis will receive our grand prize of a PC Collector’s Edition of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn signed by director/producer Naoki Yoshida as…
2 months ago.
Download and play the Final Fantasy XIV PS4 beta now
The PS4 beta version of Final Fantasy XIV is now live and anyone with the console keen on playing can do so as of this posting. Available for free directly through the PlayStation Store, the beta client will give players a little taste of the game's content, through level 20 of their desired class. Unlike its PS3 brother, the PS4 version features upgraded 1080p graphics, improved framerate up to 60fps, remote play through the PS Vita, Share support through the…
2 months ago.
Little Ladies' Day seasonal event returns to Eorzea
The next seasonal event set to arrive in Final Fantasy XIV is the Little Ladies' Day - which marks the world's change into Spring time. Beginning from February 28th through March 13th, players who participate in the event will net several rewards including a Wind-up Edvya minion, Peach Blossom earrings, Sweet Rice Cake, and Peach Confetti.For more information on the event, as well as locations and the lore behind it read the official news letter here. …
2 months ago.
Naoki Yoshida to speak at GDC about Final Fantasy XIV next month
Producer/Director Naoki Yoshida will speak about Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco next month, Square Enix has confirmed today.Scheduled for a one hour time slot on March 19th, Yoshida will take the stage to discuss the successful relaunch of the MMO as well as its initial failures, behind the scenes secrets, and commitment to a specific business model. More information on the panel, as well as GDC itself can be accessed at…
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is now available on Steam
After a bit of initial hesitation, Square Enix has finally made Final Fantasy XIV available through Steam's digital PC service as of today.To celebrate, Steam is offering both the standard edition and collector's editions of the game at a 50% discount - that's $14.99 and $24.99 respectively. This promotional offer, which is available across North America and Europe, will run through February 25th. This version of the game also includes a 30-day free trial with normal monthly subscriptions after…
2 months ago.
Naoki Yoshida and Shinji Hashimoto announced as guest creators for PS4's Japanese launch
With the PS4 out in Japan this week, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia will be putting on a launch event on February 21st, the company announced today.The event - which will begin at 22:30 Japan time - will feature a handful of notable guests including Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn producer/director Naoki Yoshida and Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III producer Shinji Hashimoto. As guest creators, they will be showing off the appeal of PlayStation 4 with…