Final Fantasy XIV
1 week ago.
Final Fantasy XIV – Letter from the Producer LIVE XVII: Questions galore with special guest Hideyuki Kasuga!
Square Enix are continuing strong with their 14-Hour Anniversary Broadcast on YouTube, Twitch and NicoNico; one part of this on-going livestream was the seventeenth installment of the Letter from the Producer LIVE in which a multitude 49 questions were answered by the usual pair, Yoshida and Foxclon. The most exciting announcement from the LIVE Letter was that Triple Triad will be featured in the upcoming Golden Saucer, along with Chocobo Racing. This is something that has been requested by the…
2 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Patch 2.35 launches tonight
Final Fantasy XIV's latest content patch will launch later tonight, allowing for a six hour maintenance from 9PM PDT to 3AM PDT in preparation for a number of game content changes. Square Enix has been mum on what's coming, however, citing in a recent interview at Gamescom, Yoshi-P told us that the team will be making some big changes to the mob hunt system - although exact details remain under wraps as he doesn't want to cause even more conflict…
3 weeks ago.
Moonfire Faire summer event returns to Final Fantasy XIV
It's summer time and that means the Moonfire Faire event is returning to Eorzea next week. Square Enix has detailed the rewards and lore surrounding this festival, calling forth a variety of wares not seen since the last legs of Final Fantasy XIV 1.x. Players who participate in the Faire, which will run from August 14th through September 8th, will be able to obtain various yukatas, swimwear tops, and fireworks. A new emote dance will also be introduced and likely…
3 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy XIV one year anniversary site opens, details special events and contests
Square Enix has opened a new landing page today as a place of celebrations for Final Fantasy XIV's fast-approaching one-year anniversary milestone. Over the next two months, the team plans to host a variety of special events, contests, broadcasts and more. The first of which will commence on August 22nd at 8PM PDT wherein Yoshi-P has promised a 14-hour anniversary broadcast featuring interactive events and appearances by special guests, a revisit through the events of the Calamity through the eyes of…
3 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Patch 2.35 dropping "the week after next"
The next wave of content scheduled to release for Final Fantasy XIV will be arriving later this month, according to Community Representatives at Square Enix. Slated for "the week after next," Patch 2.35 is rumored to include a variety of game additions and adjustments including PvP balancing, new beastmen daily quests, and possible advancements to the recently added chocobo raising component. Square Enix has yet to share full details on the patch, but are expected to do so in the run…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XIV free trial, recruit a friend program launched
Those looking to dabble in Final Fantasy XIV before committing to the whole thing can do so today, as Square Enix is launching their long-awaited free trial program for the game. Curious fans can take to the trial version website - currently only available for PC users - and try out the game through level 20. Square Enix has also launched its "Recruit a Friend Campaign," allowing current subscribers to obtain a bonus if a friend subscribes to either 30 or…
1 month ago.
Look inside Tokyo's new Eorzea Café
Square Enix's new Final Fantasy XIV-themed eatery isn't the first time the company has dabbled in specialized shops - after all their very own Dragon Quest and general Square Enix cafes still thrive to this day in Japan. Revealed on the latest Letter from the Producer Live, the Eorzea Café is making its debut in Akihabara in Tokyo this week. Modeled in the style of Gridania's own Carline Canopy, the cafe features a variety of weapons, armor and food items…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Letter from the Producer LIVE Part XVI Summary; Ninja and Gold Saucer teased
Today's Final Fantasy XIV Letter from the Producer Live took on a different approach of note, with Yoshi-P and Lead Designer Nobuaki Komoto taking the stage to discuss the ins and outs of the recently released Patch 2.3 as well as the "future of Eorzea." Touching on the hot-bed subject of the game's new Mob Hunts, the development team is currently looking into speeding up the rate of some FATEs to make things like daily marks easier to obtain, as well…
1 month ago.
Free login weekend for Final Fantasy XIV begins today
Those looking to get back into Final Fantasy XIV after some time off have their chance to check out some of the game's new content this weekend. As part of a free log-in weekend, Square Enix is allowing those with inactive service accounts to return to the game through Monday, July 21st at 12:00AM PDT. Since the release of Patch 2.3 "Defenders of Eorzea" the development team has added a load of new content for fans to explore. New additions…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Patch 2.3 notes released in full
Those awaiting the return of Final Fantasy XIV's servers in anticipation of the next major content patch, 2.3, can now read the entirety of changes that can be expected from battle content to new crafting recipes. Square Enix has updated the official Lodestone site with everything you need to know including the names and locations of new story quests, Frontline PvP, Mob Hunts, Crystal Tower, Ramuh and more. The files for the patch are also available to download as of…
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Patch 2.3 screenshots explore Crystal Tower, new dungeons, gear and more
Square Enix has released a batch of new screenshots detailing some of the Final Fantasy XIV content coming in next month's Patch 2.3 - Defenders of Eorzea. Similar to this morning's trailer, we now have a better look at some of the new dungeon locations, the next level of Crystal Tower, new gear, mob hunts and a brief look at private housing rooms and chocobo training. Final Fantasy XIV Patch 2.3 is scheduled to release worldwide on July 8th. …
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival detailed, teaser site opens
The official teaser site detailing Final Fantasy XIV's upcoming global fan festival activities has opened today, offering up a brief look at ticketing information with sales available in the coming weeks. Advanced ticket sales will be available to a total of 1,800 people and will go love starting July 8th. Following that, general ticket sales will take place starting on July 15th. Ticket prices for the American event held in Las Vegas will total $120 each. Also scheduled to take…
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Patch 2.3 "Defenders of Eorzea" trailer
Square Enix has released its official trailer for Final Fantasy XIV Patch 2.3 today, detailing the content for "Defenders of Eorzea" arriving on July 8th. Similar to Patch 2.1, players will be returning this time to the Crystal Tower as well as the chance to face off against the primal Ramuh in both Hard and Extreme modes. Additions to PvP are set to include Frontlines in which you'll battle in your Grand Company for contested territory. New main scenario quests,…
2 months ago.
E3 2014: Interview with Final Fantasy XIV Producer/Director Naoki Yoshida
Final Fantasy XIV returned to E3 this year with a mission: focus on making the game bigger and focus on growing the community. At this time last year, the game remained unreleased as fans awaited the third phase of the open beta. Since then, however, Naoki Yoshida and his team at Square Enix have enjoyed a successful re-launch as well as two big patches and the tremendous support from both the community and media alike. During the show, a new…
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Patch 2.3 "Defenders of Eorzea" main scenario previewed
Square Enix has released a small preview for its upcoming Patch 2.3 for Final Fantasy XIV today, focusing on new developments in the on-going main scenario quest line, as well as a look at the adventures of gentleman hero, Hildibrand. Main Scenario When the world is thrown into chaos, who will rise to defend those too weak to defend themselves? The Sahagin summoned Leviathan, Lord of the Whorl, that the…
2 months ago.
The bosses in the next tier of Final Fantasy XIV's Crystal Tower
Those paying attention to Final Fantasy XIV's large-scale updates are looking forward to the next chapter of the game's 24-man raids in the Crystal Tower when Patch 2.3 launches next month. Yesterday, producer/director Naoki Yoshida gave us a quick look at Syrcus Tower and now we've a look at some of the official art accompanying Final Fantasy III-themed bosses that players will face in three eight-man teams. Joining the world of Eorzea are Scylla, Amon, and Xande - though they…
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV - Letter from the Producer LIVE XV: Syrcus Tower, Frontline PvP and more!
Letter from the Producer LIVE XV, the second Livestream at E3 2014 finished a short while ago and brought with it some visual treats and further information on the upcoming patch 2.3. The most important information to come from the Letter was the Patch date which is scheduled currently for July 8th; with the patch notes going live on July 7th. So mark your calendars and make sure to book them days off for an extra long patch filled weekend! Clarification was…
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV Letter from the Producer LIVE at E3; Rogue and Ninja headline the announcements
It's been an exciting time at E3 so far this year, with Square Enix just finishing Letter from the Producer LIVE at E3, and another scheduled for this Thursday, there is plenty to be talking about. Top of the announcements that came from the show, Rogue and Ninja were revealed as a new class and job coming in Patch 2.4 (Personal estimate around Late September/Early October). Oof! Patch 2.4 can't come soon enough! The video shows a variety of abilities that both…
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV E3 2014 trailer summons primals and a sneak peak at Shiva
With E3 in full swing, the first big Final Fantasy trailer out the gate is this year's look at Final Fantasy XIV - one that focuses on the Primal beasts who threaten the realm of Eorzea. Titled “A Realm in Peril,” the trailer showcases five of the classic Final Fantasy Primals, including Garuda, Titan, Leviathan, Ramuh and a sneak peek at Shiva. …
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV E3 2014 livestream schedule
With Final Fantasy XV out of the picture for now, FFXIV is in and it's back to E3 in a big way this year. Square Enix will be highlighting the game and its success this year in a variety of ways including a playable booth challenge featuring the Lord of the Whorl, Leviathan, as well as several broadcasts leading up to the second look at Patch 2.3 with the Letter from the Producer Live. Square Enix has updated the Lodestone with…