Final Fantasy XIV
1 week ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Letter from the Producer Live XXIV summary
With Heavensward well underway, it's time to look forward to the next bit of content that will be available for Final Fantasy XIV. During the game's 14-hour broadcast celebrating its two year anniversary, producer/director Naoki Yoshida and staff shared a few details on what fans can expect in the first part of their Patch 3.1 updates. The patch - though without a concrete launch date - will introduce more of the main scenario following the events of 3.0. A new side…
2 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy XIV: Exceeds 5 million registered users worldwide
Square Enix today announced that its second major MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV has reached more than 5 million registered users worldwide. In February 2015, the company announced the 4 miilion mark, making this an increase of the user base by 25% within nearly 6 months. The current numbers do not include the accounts registered for trial versions of the game. On the other hand, the 4 milllion do not reflect the amount of users, who are actually playing the game. This is…
2 weeks ago.
GC 2015: Final Fantasy XIV interview with Naoki Yoshida
Since its launch back in June, the first expansion for Final Fantasy XIV - titled Heavensward - has been largely a success following up on A Realm Reborn's reboot of the game back in 2013. Square Enix has put together a package with great features including the ability to use flying mounts, a new playable race and three entirely new jobs as players experience the main scenario in Ishgard where the war between man and dragon wages on. The new…
2 weeks ago.
GC 2015: Final Fantasy XIV Interview mit Naoki Yoshida (German)
Seit dem 23.06.2015 ist das erste Addon zum MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV mit dem Namen Heavensward überall erhältlich. Square Enix hat ein Paket mit tollen Features geschnürt, denn neben fliegenden Mounts sind eine neue Spielerrasse und ganze drei neue Jobs mit dabei. Im kalten Norden von Ishgard tobt der Krieg gegen die Drachen. Die neue Hauptstory von Heavensward fesselt Fans von Final Fantasy und Onlinerollenspielen gleichermaßen. Doch leider gibt es auch Grund zur Kritik: Nebenquests und FATES können nicht mit der Qualität…
3 weeks ago.
Koji and Soken to talk Final Fantasy XIV lore and music at PAX Prime
Final Fantasy XIV returns to PAX Prime this year with a discussion focused on the game's lore and its music. Helmed by localization and lore guru Michael-Christopher Koji Fox and Masayoshi Soken, a panel titled "Koji & Soken's Wild Ride" is set to take place on August 29th at the Hydra Theatre in Seattle. Running from 12PM PDT through 1PM PDT, the panel promises to be full of excitement and will be live streamed on both PAX and Final Fantasy XIV…
3 weeks ago.
GC 2015: New attractions coming to Final Fantasy XIV Gold Saucer, including flight challenges
Players love the Gold Saucer and the new flying mounts in the Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward expansion. As a fan of both, I wondered if we will ever see Heavensward-centered mini games being added. Imagine using your mount for a flight challenge with rings just like in the old Pilotwings games. During our interview with Naoki Yoshida at Gamescom, the game's Director and Producer answered: "To stick to the Gold Saucer first: There is a big update coming in patch 3.1. A new…
3 weeks ago.
GC 2015: New quest types coming to Final Fantasy XIV
Many players praised the main quests and storyline of Final Fantasy XIV Heavensward. On the other hand many complained about weaker side quests and FATES in the game. During our exclusive Gamescom interview, Naoki Yoshida told us more about new quest types coming to the game: "I already talked to the team about the Moogle side quests, because they are quite tiresome and tedious jobs. For the future, we like to remove this type of quest.  There are two points to improve for side…
3 weeks ago.
GC 2015: First details for second Final Fantasy XIV expansion already decided
During our exclusive interview with Naoki Yoshida at Gamescom 2015, the Producer and Director of Final Fantasy XIV confirmed that he is already working on the next expansion and that the first major decisions were already made. Naoki Yoshida: "The team already fixed what world it's going to be and what the special feature or focus will be. The first task for 4.0 is to draw the storyboard for the next opening scene. You maybe still remember the opening scene of 3.0 with…
1 month ago.
GC 2015: Final Fantasy XIV program & autograph session
Square Enix Germany confirmed the Gamescom program for Final Fantasy XIV. The company offers gaming stations with daily Battle Challenges against the new Primae Bismarck and Ravana from Heavensward, but the real highlight might be the autograph session with Director and Producer Naoki Yoshida. Head to Hall 9, B31/B41 for your chance to grab the famous "I Beat" t-shirts after defeating Bismarck on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday or Ravana on Thursday and Saturday. Enter the Final Fantasy XIV Battle Arena in Hall 9,…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Letter from the Producer Live XXIII summary
Final Fantasy XIV is ever growing and the release of its first expansion, Heavensward, is just the start. This past weekend, producer/director Naoki Yoshida gave fans a wealth of new information on what they can expect going forward through Patch 3.1 as well as addressing some of their concerns in the most recent Letter from the Producer Live. Aside from class adjustments for roles such as Dragoon, Astrologian and Machinist Yoshida revealed the team is planning introduction of many requested…
1 month ago.
A look at Final Fantasy XIV's new raid, Alexander
Final Fantasy XIV's next bit of raid content is drawing near, with the first stage of Alexander pushed two weeks after the launch of Heavensward to give players enough time to enjoy the story and level their characters appropriately. Now, Square Enix is ready to show us what the game's next high-end raid will be like - with the normal mode expected to release some time this week, allowing players to enjoy the story integrated more into the main scenario: …
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward launches today
For those who didn't quite make the early access period, Final Fantasy XIV's first expansion Heavensward has launched today for all players across PlayStation 3, PS4, PC and Mac for the first time. The expansion features an all new story that focuses on the Dragonsong War as adventurers make their way into the long-awaited city of Ishgard along with a level cap raise to 60, new playable jobs including Dark Knight, Machinist and Astrologian and a new playable race -…
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Live Letter E3 2015
We're about watch the kicking off of the e3 Live Lettter, and we'll be liveposting it below! You can watch the stream here: Watch live video from SquareEnixPresents on www.twitch.tv The Live Letter commences! First thing, the new Heavensward Trailer plays They begin by discussing the expected congestion of early access. They're planning to create field instances to reduce server strain. Like housing, this would create different versions of the same area. They haven't said yet whether it is temporary or selectable. Coerthas Western Highlands, Sea of…
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward Launch Trailer and Key Art
  A new trailer has dropped for Heavensward, with the game's early release period launching in a matter of days and a new Live Letter on its way during Square Enix's Day 3 event listing for E3. Many new pieces of artwork were handed out too, and we have them all here for you below. More information on Heavensward is coming soon. Stay tuned, and please be excited! …
3 months ago.
Heavensward Job Action Video and Live Letter Information Round-Up
Showcased during the Letter from the Producer LIVE XXI, this brand new video shows a variety of new and exciting abilities coming to both current and new jobs in Heavensward. Once you've finished watching, check below for a more detailed look at the upcoming changes. Paladin New alternate combo linking to Riot Blade. Divine Veil - Sets a protective barrier around the target where if the target receive cures while under the effect, other nearby members will also receive a barrier effect. Warrior Deliverance -…
3 months ago.
New content previewed in Heavensward 'Dungeon Crawl' Video
At the end of the lengthy Letter from the Producer Live XXI, Yoshida and crew closed with a brand new look at the upcoming instanced content for Heavensward. Take a look below! As we can see there is an amazing vast variety in design and details, including what looks like an Open-Air Dungeon complete with Flying Mount travel. The end of the video seems to also preview what could be the brand new Raid inside the Primal Alexander. From Volcano to…
3 months ago.
New Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward screenshots detail main scenario, new dungeons and job actions
With less than a month until release, Square Enix has revealed a set of new Heavensward screenshots as part of a media tour that took place in Nantes, France this past week. Images depict scenes from the main scenario revealed alongside the game's new theme, Dragonsong. Additionally, Square Enix has provided us with a look at new dungeons, field locations, enemies and new jobs actions for both the existing jobs and the new roles with Machinist, Dark Knight and Astrologian.…
3 months ago.
Introducing Nobuo Uematsu's Dragonsong, the main theme of Heavensward
Square Enix revealed the main theme song for Final Fantasy XIV: Hevensward today ahead of its latest Letter from the Producer Live broadcast where producer/director Naoki Yoshida shared the latest information on the upcoming expansion. The theme - titled "Dragonsong" - was composed by Nobuo Uematsu and featured the vocal talent of Susan Calloway who previously contributed to the main theme "Answers" for both Final Fantasy XIV 1.0 and A Realm Reborn. Square Enix has released the song in full…
4 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward benchmark now available
During the weekend Square Enix and Final Fantasy XIV producer/director Naoki Yoshida debuted a brand-new trailer for the Heavensward benchmark software which showcases the three new playable jobs, dungeons, new areas, and flying mounts. He also announced the release of the benchmark software that will enable players to test their PC ahead of release - which is now available today. The benchmark features the ability to try out DirectX 11 graphics, and create characters - including the new playable race,…
4 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward benchmark dated with a new trailer
Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward is getting a new benchmark and fans can look forward to downloading it this coming Monday, Square Enix announced. The game is being featured at this weekend's NicoNico Chokaigi event in Japan, where game producer/director Naoki Yoshida took the stage to answer fan questions and show off a bit of footage from the upcoming download. The benchmark - which will allow players to toggle between DirectX 9 and DirectX 11 version - will be available on April…