Square Enix retires '2.0' subtitle in favor of the more marketable 'A Realm Reborn'
The question in my mind was whether Square Enix was going to build up to Final Fantasy XIV's 2.0 rerelease, or pursue a quiet transition directed more towards the core MMO audience. Square delivered my answer with this brand new cinematic trailer, announcing a rebranding from 2.0 into Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. It's exciting to see Square embracing the MMO's redesign, unwilling to allow a main-series Final Fantasy title to fade into the woodwork, and proudly raise the rework overhead and exclaim, "We're not done yet."
Naoki Yoshida, producer/director of the Final Fantasy XIV rework, reiterates the idea above:
"Since announcing our plans for the future of the title last October, we have been working tirelessly to include all of the elements that we have promised in FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn. This new title not only becomes a symbol of a completely new FINAL FANTASY XIV, but also marks the beginning of a new stage as the latest title in the FINAL FANTASY series. I hope you’re looking forward to it!"
After a very rough launch, Square has gone out of its way to show off their plans for Final Fantasy XIV's reinvention. We've gotten numerous looks at concept art, including gameplay plans and additional content like playable races, but that doesn't mean they've stopped adding content in the interim. Players returning for the FF14relaunch may find one of the grandest MMO worlds in history awaiting them, but that could be all for naught without a proper redesign of the GUI and combat systems.
Ready or not, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is coming -- and coming to PS3 in addition to PC to boot. The PS3 beta is expected to start in late 2012, but this new trailer implies a launch coinciding with the PC. Exciting times indeed, as even with a troubling launch any high-profile MMO coming to a console is big news.
In addition to the trailer below, Square Enix launched a new website for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn to help introduce players to the Eorzea. Take your time, as we're still unsure when the reboot will fully launch. Nevertheless, this cinematic trailer should help stir up some excitement for the floundering MMO. It's time to start that fire of anticipation, once more. Let's up Square Enix can kindle that flame ablaze.
Thread Recap (last 10 posts from newest to oldest)
Nov 05, 12 at 5:44am
free games are ok, but suffer in dev suppoert take WCK2 for example. P2P equals ongoing gameplay for years to come. def cannont wait, had origional ffxiv on preorder with play.com.
Nov 02, 12 at 9:51pm
Free games are awesome, but it would be more reasonable to both players and devs if games will be purchase. To players, because they'll play the game seriously and to devs because money matters... as always.
Oct 22, 12 at 9:18am
If it were free to play, there would be a ton of people who dont take MMOs serious. Lot of immature kids, etc. I'd rather pay (as long as they make it worth my money) to weed out all the weaklings. FFXI didnt fail imo. Just think how old that game is and people are still playing and enjoying.
Oct 04, 12 at 6:09am
i would definately get if its free to play one of the main reasons ff11 failed was due to lack of community. With free to play there would be no lack of community; ive been playing dc universe for a while now and although people complain about it there is always a mass amount of people online especially if we have to pay for ff 14 disc i mean ill rather pay for certain items especially since im a full time student whose having trouble making ends meet and most of the people i know would agree but if its not ill still continue to play other final fantasy games btw when is KH3 coming out >
Aug 19, 12 at 8:54am
Is this a brand new game? Or will the people that are playing ff14 already would Be able to just jump to this game with their levels n armor?
Jul 31, 12 at 1:17pm
Who needs life action anyway.
Jul 27, 12 at 3:13am
Oh yeahhh, I'm getting me a copy for sure. I have an addictive personality when it comes to MMO's though. Well No Life action it is.
Jul 26, 12 at 10:46pm
Oh god it's so close now, I can't wait. Thank god I'll be done with school when this launchs, I'll be making the most of the Trial period. Plus, i've already got Legacy status on my account, so I'm good to go!
Jul 26, 12 at 6:47pm
Anyone else see the magitek armor at 0:33?
Jul 26, 12 at 6:16pm
Leon_Gehste Yes, there is a subscription requirement. I think it's the standard $14.99.
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