Final Fantasy XIV
1 day 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…
6 days 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…
3 weeks 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…
3 weeks 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…
4 weeks 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…
1 month 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…
1 month 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…
1 month 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…
1 month 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…
1 month 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…
1 month 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…
1 month 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…
1 month 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…
1 month 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…
1 month 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…
1 month ago.
New Final Fantasy XIV dev diary series rolls out today with a focus on sound design
In celebration of Final Fantasy XIV's success, Square Enix has introduced a new video series today highlighting the game's creative team and their inspirations in creating a unique online world. The first episode in the series focuses on sound design and the creative process that goes into creating music. Masayoshi Soken, Lead Composer and Sound Director, explains that the score for Heavensward was inspired by “Dragonsong” - the main theme song for the expansion penned by series regular Nobuo Uematsu.…
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Little Ladies' Day 2016
The annual seasonal event Little Ladies's Day returns to Final Fantasy XIV in 2016 with a reporter from the Mythril Eye, who seeks the opinions of the players about a troupe of troubadours. Do you remember last year's mantelshelves in the streets of the city states? Depending on the player support during the event, the shelves became prettier and filled with puppets. Now you can bring those mantelshelves to your own four walls. With new clogs and suikans, you got new wearables for male…
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward soundtrack contest
This week Square Enix announced a music contest, accompanying the release of the Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward soundtrack. Besides in-game content, a decorative plaque signed by Masayoshi Soken is among the prizes. Square Enix wants your interpretation of the song "Night in the Brume": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8oHJy9jvwg&feature=youtu.be Would you love to perform a Nu Metal, A cappella or Jazz rendition of this song? You are free in your choices for an instrument or music genre.  In the end you need to record a music video, not lasting…
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV's tribute to David Bowie in The Antitower
One of the new four-player dungeons added in Final Fantasy XIV’s Patch 3.2 “The Gears of Change” is The Antitower, an enigmatic and topside-down trip towards the Aetherial Sea buried in the heart of the realm. Unlocked via the main scenario, the Warrior of Light descends the tower in search of a friend… In the video below, Erren Van Duine and myself plumb its depths with the help of our fellow Eorzean adventurers: https://youtu.be/OO9pJK7CgWU While the Antitower is home to eerily beautiful scenery…