Final Fantasy XIV
4 days ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Patch 3.56 due out March 28
Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward will see its main scenario come to a conclusion with the launch of Patch 3.56, due out March 28. There, players will gain access to the second part of "The Far Edge of Fate" which promises to bridge the gap going into Stormblood in June. According to a press release sent out by Square Enix, our story continues as follows: "The Griffin has played his final hand. By harnessing the wrath and despair of his dying countrymen…
3 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy XIV details PAX East panel and events
Final Fantasy XIV is back again for this year's PAX East festivities, bringing along with it a special Warring Triad roulette and a Q&A panel with producer/director Naoki Yoshida. The panel will be live streamed on Saturday, March 11 at 12PM EST via Twitch. Square Enix will begin gathering questions at their booth on Friday as well as answering live questions during the panel itself. Panel attendees will receive a mini Stormblood poster featuring the Zenos key art. For the Warring Triad…
3 weeks ago.
Little Ladies' Day returns to Final Fantasy XIV tomorrow
As Spring returns, Final Fantasy XIV readies its annual Little Ladies' Day event once again. Beginning March 1 at 12:00AM PST through March 14 at 7:59AM PST, players can log in to participate and receive exclusive items. "A reporter from the Mythril Eye has been approaching adventurers left and right under the guise of wanting to collect opinions for an article he will be running in the paper," says a summary on the official Lodestone page. "It quickly becomes evident, however,…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Patch 3.55a detailed in new screenshots
Square Enix has shared the latest screenshots for Final Fantasy XIV Patch 3.55a, revealed last week during Frankfurt's Fan Festival activities to launch on February 28. These images give us a look at a new PvP map for The Feast, custom deliveries with Zhloe Aliapoh, the final chapter of the Anima weapon quest line and the new 24-man trial featuring Proto Ultima. As for why this Patch is “3.55a”, Yoshida explained that they had originally planned to include the Diadem’s new Exploratory…
1 month ago.
Susan Calloway's new single "Time For This" due out March 24
Susan Calloway, known for her work on Final Fantasy XIV's own "Answers" and "Dragonsong", is set to release an all-new original single starting March 24. Described as a return to her roots, "Time For This" is an "intensely personal and heartfelt piano-driven ballad" written by the artist herself. Susan's association with Final Fantasy began when her voice caught the attention of Grammy winning conductor Arnie Roth and composer Nobuo Uematsu. Believing that her vocals would complement his music, Uematsu requested that…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood Interview with Naoki Yoshida
Following up the first day of Final Fantasy XIV's final leg of Fan Festival activities in Frankfurt, producer/director Naoki Yoshida had a chance to sit down for a special Stormblood-themed round-table conference. Nova Crystallis along with select press from around the world were in attendance for a chat discussing different aspects of the upcoming expansion - including locations and the newly revealed Samurai job class. Yoshida: Thank you for staying so late for this. Last October we began our group of Fan Festivals…
1 month ago.
FFXIV Fanfest: Live with Susan Calloway and Benyamin Nuss
UPDATE: The broadcast is now over. Thanks for tuning in and sharing your questions with us. We've archived the whole Q&A session in one neat video for your viewing pleasure. Watch it below: https://twitter.com/Nova_Crystallis/status/833331851905339392 Original story as follows We'll be live at Final Fantasy XIV's Fan Festival in Frankfurt with a live video with Susan Calloway, known for her performances in "Answers" and "Dragonsong", and pianist Benyamin Nuss who has performed with many Final Fantasy composers including Masashi Hamauzu. Right now we're taking your…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XIV accepts three Guiness World Records at Frankfurt Fan Festival
At the close of the Letter from the Producer Live broadcast at the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival in Frankfurt, Germany, a special ceremony was held to present three Guinness World Records. Final Fantasy XIV director/producer Naoki Yoshida accepted the award for the "Longest Credits in a MMO", and while that got a few chuckles from the crowd, Yoshida explained that this is due in part to the Meteor Survivors who participated in the Legacy Campaign that gave their support to…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Patch 3.55a arrives on February 28th
During the Letter from the Producer Live segment of this weekend's Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival in Frankfurt, Germany, director and producer Naoki Yoshida revealed that Patch 3.55a will release on February 28th. This new patch will include new Anima Weapon story quests, but Yoshida assures that it will be easy compared to previous steps. There will also be a new type of content for crafters and gatherers that involves the NPC Zhloe Aliapoh in Idyllshire. You'll come to understand her…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XIV is getting a PlayStation 4 Pro patch
Final Fantasy XIV is the latest title set to receive support for Sony's upgraded PlayStation 4 Pro hardware, producer/director Naoki Yoshida revealed during a post-Fan Festival press conference today. With the departure of the PS3 version, it's only natural the team would consider expanding upward with additional specs at hand. "Rather than using the PS4 Pro’s power to adapt to say 4k display, we’re thinking of using it for game performance," said Yoshida. "We’ve begun work on a Pro patch and…
1 month ago.
Blitzball will make a comeback in Final Fantasy XIV's Stormblood expansion
At the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival in Frankfurt, Germany, director/producer Naoki Yoshida fielded questions from the press about the upcoming Stormblood expansion. Since the expansion would feature swimming and diving for the first time, would there be a chance that Blitzball cound return? The answer: Yoshida confirmed that the team is currently planning the addition of the minigame, however, it may not look and play exactly like you remember from Final Fantasy X. He went on to say that there…
1 month ago.
Nobuo Uematsu teases new song "Revolutions" for Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood
First there was "Answers". Then there was "Dragonsong". Now: "Revolutions". A fitting title for a theme set to lead the charge into Final Fantasy XIV's upcoming expansion, Stormblood. Fans got to hear their first taste of this new song during today's Fan Festival opening keynote celebrations where composer Nobuo Uematsu shared a clip and some insight on its development. "Dragonsong" was more of a ballad so this time Uematsu wanted to create something with a little more raw power behind it.…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Stormblood screenshots detail the land of Othard
At this weekends Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival, the team revealed that we will be traveling to the land of Othard in the Stormblood expansion. During the keynote address, it was revealed that Samurai would be the newest Job to the games repertoire, and that we would be on our way to free Doma, as well as Ala Mhigo, from Garlean control. A new batch of high quality screenshots and artwork have hit the web, check them out below: Stormblood Opening Cinematic Othard Character Artwork…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival in Frankfurt - Keynote Summary: Samurai, Othard revealed
This year's Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival in Frankfurt, Germany has kicked off and the opening keynote with director/producer Naoki Yoshida pulled no punches. We've got a summary of the keynote below for all the major details that dropped. Have a look: Stormblood The extended, final opening for Stormblood was shown, which features the duel between the Warrior of Light and the Lady in Red. Later, it cuts to the world map where we are taken east word into the lands of Othard…
1 month ago.
Here's the full version of Final Fantasy XIV's Stormblood trailer
Square Enix has shared the full-length trailer featuring Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood. Running nearly five minutes in length, this CGI take at the expansion's characters and locations is set to all-new music as the Warrior of Light makes his way to Ala Mhigo and beyond. Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood is due out for PC, PlayStation 4 and Mac on June 20, 2017.…
1 month ago.
Adventures in Eorzea: A Monthly Blog on Developments in Final Fantasy XIV
Adventures in Eorzea is a blog series on the developments of Sharjeel Makna, a level 60 Warrior (...and Warrior of Light!) within the wonderful world of Final Fantasy XIV. The series aims to highlight ongoing content updates in the game while providing commentary and opinion on the various additions to the title and giving brief insight into the culture of the online game's community. To read up on other posts in this series, follow this link.  Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Sharjeel Makna.…
1 month ago.
Spew your affection on random Eorzeans in this year's Valentione's Day seasonal event
Valentione's Day is here again, and it wouldn't be right to celebrate yet another year without properly showing your affection. House Valentione has returned to Gridania, where you'll find Lisette and Hortefense to send you off on a seasonal event quest. Of course, they'll have to teach you how to /dote like the best -- and what better way to show your appreciation as an adventurer by planting a wet one on a guildmaster's cheek? You'll be able to share and…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XIV's Real Escape Game is coming to the U.S. this Summer
Square Enix and SCRAP Entertainment are partnering to bring the recently revealed Final Fantasy XIV-themed Real Escape Game overseas. That's right, you and five friends (or strangers) will have the chance to take part in this limited-time event starting this Summer in select U.S. cities. Titled "Trials of Bahamut," you'll be tasked to solve puzzles and stop the Dreadwyrm's awakening within 60 minutes. If you are a person who likes answering riddles, solving complex puzzles, or are just a big fan…
1 month ago.
Valentione's Day readies its return to Eorzea
Final Fantasy XIV's annual "Valentione's Day" event is set to make its way back to Eorzea this week. With resident NPC Lisette de Valentione "awfully eager to share the love with you during this special season," fans are invited to head to Old Gridania for a chance at some new goods. The event will run from February 2 at 12:00AM PST through February 15 at 6:59AM PST. Exclusive items include a special "Dote" emote, Angel of Mercy minion, an Orchestrion Roll…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary event: all the announcements
Square Enix Japan just wrapped up a special 30th Anniversary Final Fantasy event. FF doesn't turn 30 until December, but the company picked today, FFVII's 20th anniversary, to set out some of their plans for this, a banner birthday year for FF. We've covered some of the announcements elsewhere, but it only seemed right to round up the general announcements from the event under one banner. So - here's what you need to know: FFXV, FFVII Remake and FFXII HD News …