Square-Enix "Deeply Regrets" FFXIV, Delays PS3 Version
Final Fantasy XIV hasn't fared well in the eyes of critics and gamers since it released for the PC. Square-Enix has since admitted their mistakes and because they don't wish to repeat history, they're going to take more time with the PlayStation 3 version.
Those who really want to try the in-depth MMORPG should read the latest update post at the official website: first and foremost, they say they "deeply regret that the game has yet to achieve the level of enjoyability that FINAL FANTASY fans have come to expect from the franchise, and for this we offer our sincerest of apologies." In fact, they've gone and reorganized the entire development and design team; in order to create a better product, they've gathered the company's "top talent and resources." You can check the new who's-who list through the link above; you may recognize a few of those names, and that's a good sign. What does this mean for the PS3 version?
"Regarding the PlayStation 3, it is not our wish to release a simple conversion of the Windows version in its current state, but rather an update that includes all the improvements we have planned. For that reason, we have made the difficult decision to delay the release of the PlayStation 3 version beyond the originally announced date of March 2011."
Unfortunately, it seems that delay is indefinite for now but at the same time, we're more than willing to give the team the time they need. FFXIV clearly had - and still has - severe problems and to release such a disappointing product on the PS3 would only add to the negative backlash. We have to appreciate the apology, though, and if they take the right strides, the PS3 version could be vastly superior to the originally released PC version... Here's hoping.
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIV
12/10/2010 9:10:40 PM Ben Dutka