Square-Enix: FFXIV In The "Critical Finishing Stage"
It was part of Sony's E3 conference and confirmed again for 2010 and although we don't yet have a finalized release date, Square-Enix insists it'll be ready for this year.
In speaking to RPG Site, FFXIV producer Hiromichi Tanaka said the game is still on track, and the development team has reached the "critical finishing stage." Thing is, when it comes to MMORPGs, there can be a lot of snags in the design and roll-out process, so fans of the genre have often been skeptical concerning the possibility of a 2010 launch. This being said, Square-Enix appears to be chugging right along, and without hitting any serious obstacles. Said Tanaka:
"Yes, that (2010 release) is the plan. In fact, we were planning to bring the Director, Komoto-san to this interview as well, but he had to remain in Japan to work on the game, so it is really at a critical finishing stage at the moment. We hope you and your readers will enjoy the game when it arrives later this year!"
Of course, those who aren't interested in MMORPGs will have to wait for news of Final Fantasy Versus XIII, which was sadly absent from E3 this year. The disillusioning part about that is simple: Square-Enix promised a closer look at the game earlier this year and here we are, at the halfway point in 2010, and we know little more than we did last year. 'sigh' But at least FFXIV is looking good.
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIV
6/20/2010 9:08:39 PM John Shepard