Square Enix Reveals Overhaul, "New Direction" For FFXIV
Yes, we know Final Fantasy XIV is only available on the PC, but it's supposed to come to the PlayStation 3 at some point. Remember?
It's easy to forget after the disastrous PC launch. But to their credit, Square Enix has remained committed to making FFXIV a top-quality MMORPG experience, and they've just taken another step.
In an official statement to the community, game producer/director Naoki Yoshida has confirmed that the free period will end in "either late November or early December" (that's like, now), and the auto-renew option will be disabled. And Square Enix president Yoichi Wada revealed the game's "new direction" and the drastic overhaul. This includes changes to the user interface, AI behavior, battle style, locations, items and even the main campaign. Said Wada:
"In the ten months since the Final Fantasy XIV team's restructuring, we have put forth the utmost effort into not only improving the game's existing features, but also creating a concrete plan to outline the game's new direction. Today, I am pleased to announce we can confidently present that plan to our customers."
Well, they've had enough time to fix everything, so maybe we should be optimistic. Also, if this "re-launch" of sorts goes well, perhaps PS3 owners will start to get excited for the PS3 version...if that ever materializes.
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIV
11/25/2011 9:40:41 PM Ben Dutka