Final Fantasy XIV players have had time to catch up on the Shadowbringers story, maybe level some new classes, and broadly enjoy all the new stuff from the latest expansion. The first major post-launch patch has been scheduled for a vague ‘October’ release date for some time, and Square Enix has provided a quick, English-language overview of what the developers showed for patch 5.1 at Tokyo Game Show last week.
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September 1, 2019 We spoke with Final Fantasy XIV’s main scenario designer about how Square Enix plans on shortening ARR’s main campaign.
World of Warcraft Classic is upon us, and the world is awash in its nostalgia for the original format of WoW. The world loves Final Fantasy XIV in its modern form, but there’s little demand for a return to its disastrous 1.0 launch. Because of that, director and producer Naoki Yoshida doesn’t see much competition from Blizzard’s new, nostalgia-filled release.
After its rebirth in 2013, Final Fantasy XIV has followed an upward trajectory, adding massive amounts of new content over the years since A Realm Reborn debuted. Square Enix plans to continue on that path, with no plans currently in place to create another Final Fantasy-branded MMO, or a separate sequel to FFXIV.
If you’re getting Final Fantasy XIV errors today, you’re not alone. The new Shadowbringers expansion went live today for players who’d pre-ordered, and the first day has had plenty of the difficulties we’ve come to associate with online launches. This isn’t just an issue with the number of people trying to log in ahead of the Shadowbringers release date, though – Square Enix says the game is currently suffering a DDoS attack.
The full Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers patch notes are now available, detailing every little change coming to the game alongside the new expansion. Most of the big stuff will be familiar if you’ve been paying attention heading into the Shadowbringers release date, but there are some notable new details – yet not every change is a positive one.
A Final Fantasy TV series is on the way. It’ll be set in the familiar world of Eorzea from Final Fantasy XIV, but will incorporate elements from across the series. It’s being produced by Hivemind Films, the production company behind the upcoming Amazon Prime season of The Expanse, and Netflix’s Witcher series.
Final Fantasy XIV has cross-play across PlayStation 4 and PC, but director Naoki Yoshida says Microsoft restrictions are holding up support (or a port) on Xbox One. That’s especially notable, since Final Fantasy XI was a cross-platform pioneer years earlier, letting players join up across PS2, Xbox 360, and PC, and that Sony has been the most reticent cross-play supporter in the past.
The launch of the next Final Fantasy XIV expansion is just a couple of weeks away, but not everything is set to launch right on the Shadowbringers release date. You’ll have to wait a bit for the raid, Square Enix has announced when to expect the post-launch content alongside a new developer live stream.
In between adventuring, questing, and learning new jobs in Final Fantasy XIV, you might want to take in some culture – and there’s a group out there staging full plays within the game, using in-game assets as sets, props, lighting, and costumes.