Much has been made of the road to that version 2.0 for Final Fantasy XIV, the MMORPG which Square Enix itself is not afraid to admit has seriously let down fans in its current form. SE remains committed to making things right for the faithful, rebuilding even the development team behind the game itself from scratch.
While FFXIV 2.0 is set to use a new game engine and resources that are actually suitable for an online title, producer Naoki Yoshida downplays notions of FFXIV being "rebooted" into a completely new game with 2.0. He does however tease a "cataclysmic event" which will reshape the world of FFXIV as we know it ahead of the big Version 2.0 launch, still due sometime in 2013. Speaking to Gamasutra, Yoshida explains that FFXIV's events from here on out will build toward "the big bang that is FFXIV 2.0." If current players stick around long enough, they may eventually witness these events firsthand.
The PS3 version of FFXIV remains under planning, and will now be based on version 2.0. No matter the platform, making FFXIV profitable for a change remains part of that bigger picture for SE. Naturally this will entail collecting subscription fees from loyal gamers, assuming enough of them will be left to witness what SE has in store for FFXIV before the big bang.