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Citing the widespread disappointment with performance and poor communication of system requirements, Square Enix has temporarily halted sales of the Final Fantasy XIV Mac client. Good call.
All of this shiny new, far in the future Final Fantasy stuff from E3 2015 is great, but those of us with massively multiplayer leanings have more immediate concerns, like next week’s launch of the first major expansion for Final Fantasy XIV.
Final Fantasy XIV's servers go down tonight at midnight Eastern time. When they come back one of the MMO's most anticipated features comes with them. Are you ready for the Chocobo races, Triple Triad and mini-games of the Manderville Gold Saucer?
After spending the better part of 2014 exploring other MMO avenues, in 2015 I'm getting back into Final Fantasy XIV, just in time for the massive two-part pre-expansion patch 2.5, "Before the Fall."
Last week in Las Vegas, Square Enix announced Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward, the first expansion for the magically reanimated MMO. At this weekend's Fan Festival in London, producer Naoki Yoshida showed off new flying mounts, a pair of new beast tribes and an eagerly awaited addition to the game's class roster.
Role-players and giant chicken aficionados rejoice! Today's the day Final Fantasy XIV's "defenders of Eorzea" patch arrives, giving players private rooms, the ability to raise chocobos, and plenty of questing and hunting to keep others occupied while you're in your private rooms.
During today's Square Enix E3 2014 live stream, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn producer Naoki Yoshida gave fans their first taste of the new class and job for the popular MMORPG, Rogues and Ninja, coming in game patch 2.4.
Here's a trailer to remind you that Final Fantasy XIV officially makes the jump to PS4 today. Note that if you've already got the PS3 version of FFXIV: A Realm Reborn, you can get a free upgrade to the PS4 version. Here's how.
Well, that explains everything.
Final Fantasy XIV hit 1.5 million registered players in its first two months, and if you're wondering what that means, here's one suggestion: A Realm Reborn was worth it.
I really wanted this week's video MMO log for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn to show you my ascension from Lancer to Dragoon at level 30, but I fell short. That I'm bummed about it says a lot about how I feel about the game.
I got a lot of flack last weekend when I wrote about Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn's launch being a disaster. I get the feeling people thought I was dissing the game. That's just not true.
After a little bit of overnight maintenance, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is back, with reduced load on its Duty Finder and three fresh servers, with Square Enix poised to add more as the need arises. Our connection nightmares should soon be over.
During the Tokyo launch event for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, game producer Naoki Yoshida fought (and lost) a constant battle against tears as he thanked fans for their patience, apologized for server issues and looked back on three years of re-developing a failed game.
We're just a few short weeks away from the grand re-launch of Final Fantasy XIV on August 27, but some folks are going to get to play even earlier than that. Break out your Lalafell swimsuit calendars as we mark down the final beta, early start, and welcome back campaigns for FFXIV.