Final Fantasy XIV
2 days 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,…
3 weeks 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…
4 weeks 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: …
1 month 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 -…
1 month 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…
1 month 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! …
2 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 -…
2 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…
2 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.…
2 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…
3 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,…
3 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…
3 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Letter from the Producer LIVE XX summary
The 20th Letter from the Producer Live just wrapped up this morning with a large focus on Final Fantasy XIV's upcoming expansion - Heavensward. Producer/Director Naoki Yoshida once again took the stage to give fans a taste of what to expect, with now a bit over two months to go until launch. The first thing he mentioned was that Heavensward itself will have over 50 hours of new gameplay content - with more to come in the form of patches…
3 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV: Flames of Truth cinematic extends the events of A Realm Reborn's opening
Following today's Heavensward reveal, Square Enix has made public for the first time an extended version of A Realm Reborn's lengthy opening video and titled it "Flames of Truth" as it recounts the events that take place after the Warrior of Light is transported to the current timeline in Eorzea. Part of this cinematic was originally shown when the player completed the Final Coil of Bahamut Turn 3 (Turn 12) as they uncovered the truth and ultimate fate of a…
3 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward opening cinematic
Square Enix has let loose the opening cinematic that will come attached to Final Fantasy XIV's first expansion in Heavensward this morning, following its world premiere in Japan. Released online for everyone else to see, the video contains heavily spoilers following the end of A Realm Reborn as our hero - the Warrior of Light - travels to Ishgard and its Dragonsong War for an entirely new experience. Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward is set to launch on PC, Mac, PS3 and…
4 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV's A Realm Reborn scenario concludes today with Patch 2.55
The final chapter to Final Fantasy XIV's current scenario - A Realm Reborn - comes to a close today with the release of Patch 2.55. This conclusion leads right into the upcoming expansion in Heavensward, where major changes are expected in the realm of Eorzea leading up to its launch in June. Aside from the conclusion of the A Realm Reborn storyline, Patch 2.55 includes a new trial in The Steps of Faith. Players will also be happy to know…
4 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV's Battle for Ishgard previewed in new screenshots
Final Fantasy XIV's Patch 2.55 is just around the corner with a release on March 31st - and with it the conclusion of the scenario surrounding A Realm Reborn as fans prepare for Heavensward to arrive in June. In preparation, Square Enix has sent out several screenshots today detailing what there is to expect in "Before the Fall Part II" and the Battle for Ishgard. The main battle here will take place on the Steps of Faith as brave adventurers…
4 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward Collector's Edition gets priced and detailed
Earlier this morning fans were given a deeper look at the Collector's Edition for Final Fantasy XIV's first expansion in Heavensward. Producer/director Naoki Yoshida revealed all on a special Letter from the Producer Live as well as detailing a bit of the final part of Patch 2.5 Before the Fall due later this month. Before the Fall Part II will launch on March 31st and will include the conclusion to the A Realm Reborn storyline titled "Before the Dawn." Fans will…
4 months ago.
Environmental trailer showcases massive areas in Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward
Naoki Yoshida's panel at Pax East ended with a fantastic look at the brand new areas coming in the upcoming expansion pack Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward. There is a great amount of detail shown within each area, and some extremely large buildings, fortresses and ruins tower both above and below as you explore upon the back of a flying mount. Instead of allowing me to spoil everything, take a look below at the trailer and enjoy! …
4 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward due out on June 23, early access on June 19
Final Fantasy XIV’s first expansion, titled Heavensward, will release to fans on June 23rd. The game's producer and director since its 'Realm Reborn' reboot, Naoki Yoshida, announced the date today at a live panel during PAX East. The game will launch across three different versions - Standard, which is just the game, All-in-One, which also includes the base version of FF14: A Realm Reborn, and a Collector's Edition for hardcore fans. These will launch across all platforms the game is available…