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"Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers" Reveals 5.1 Patch Details

“Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers” Reveals 5.1 Patch Details

Square Enix released details this week about the new 5.1 patch coming to Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers, including NieR content being added. You can check out some of the additions on the way as well as the art below, and if you’re new to the game, the company is offering a free trial. Vows of […]

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Square Enix Reveals Their Full PAX West 2019 Plans

Fresh off of Gamescom 2019, Square Enix have revealed what they’ll be bringing to Seattle for PAX West 2019 this weekend. This year they’re planning to bring Midgar to life in Booth #2335 with several familiar sights from Sector 1. That will include a re-creation of the train station and “a stunning Mako reactor that looms […]

[REVIEW] Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Plays it too Safe

Final Fantasy XIV‘s brand new expansion, Shadowbringers, does a whole hell of a lot for the game to move its central story forward, which is a double-edged sword. The game’s central conflict is between the Warrior of Light, Scions of the Seventh Dawn and their immortal adversaries The Ascians. The expansion brings that conflict back to […]

“Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers” is Equivalent to a “Whole New RPG”

Final Fantasy XIV fans shouldn’t be disappointed in the Square Enix E3 showcase, as it gave us a hilarious new trailer about the Shadowbringers expansion. Even if the info given at the show was just a wrap-up of everything we know so far, the trailer itself is a nice treat. And Game Director and Producer Naoki Yoshida […]

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers' Job Changes are a Bit Risky

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers’ Job Changes are a Bit Risky

In last week’s “Letter from the Producer,” we got a preview of some of the battle system changes coming to Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers. Some of those changes are great. The mechanist rework is brilliant, the charge actions work wonderfully, bards’ skills are more streamlined, and most jobs feel exactly like they do right now, just […]

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RealTalk: Are We Really Ready to Be Done With Live Service Games

With every season of Fortnite, with every patch to Anthem, and with every new game announcement, Live Service Games are constantly in the public eye. However, they’re also common targets for malcontents in the gaming industry. Whether it’s fans frustrated with Apex Legends’ battle pass or journalists sick of dealing with “free-to-play” games, we’re always […]

Many Changes are Coming to FFXIV's Battle System with Shadowbringers

Many Changes are Coming to FFXIV’s Battle System with Shadowbringers

In the latest “Letter from the Producer Live” for FFXIV, Executive Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida detailed many of the changes coming to the game when the Shadowbringers expansion releases in July. The stream kicked off with the announcement that FFXIV‘s online community has now surpassed the 16 million registered user mark, which is up from last year’s 14 […]

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers is Not About Darkness or Light, But Balance

Final Fantasy XIV‘s Producer and Director, Naoki Yoshida, sat down with Forbes for an interview about the MMORPG’s upcoming expansion, Shadowbringers. Like many JRPGs, and the rest of the Final Fantasy series in particular, FFXIV deals with the duality of light and darkness throughout it’s campaign. The player character is called the Warrior of Light, after all. And so […]

Final Fantasy XIV’s Hrothgar and Viera Will Be The Last New Playable Races

In the latest “Letter from the Producer” stream for Final Fantasy XIV, Game Director and Producer Naoki Yoshida revealed that, due to the difficulties of developing new races for the MMO, the gender-locked Hrothgar and Viera races will be the final races added to FFXIV. While it may not seem like it, adding a new race to the […]

Yasumi Matsuno on a New Final Fantasy Tactics: “I Probably Need to Make One Before I Die”

In a recent interview with Dengeki Online, Final Fantasy Tactics’ Yatsumi Matsuno and Final Fantasy XIV’s Naoki Yoshida talked up the development of FFXIV’s “Return to Ivalice” raids, Tactics, and Ogre Battle. However, the bit fans will find most interesting is the snippet of the interview where Matsuno discussed the possibility of making a new Tactics or Ogre Battle game. The short answer is that […]

Final Fantasy XIV and FF Tactics: Just Who is Elidibus?

Final Fantasy XIV and FF Tactics: Just Who is Elidibus?

During the Stormblood story cycle of Final Fantasy XIV, the “Return to Ivalice” raid series has combined the lore of the Tactics games and Final Fantasy XII into the MMO. In fact, FFXIV and FFXII just might be concurrent stories. Which brings up the question, could Elidibus from Final Fantasy Tactics be the same Elidibus as FFXIV’s […]

Final Fantasy XIV's World Visit System is Live but No One Knows How to Use it

Final Fantasy XIV’s World Visit System is Live but No One Knows How to Use it

The highly anticipated World Visit system is live in Final Fantasy XIV after some extended maintenance this week. However, to make sure everyone knows how to use the system, the dev team has released a handy “how-to” guide for players to figure out the server migration. To be fair, Final Fantasy XIV‘s menu systems can be a […]

The Final Fantasy XIV and Final Fantasy XV Crossover Event is Now Live

The Final Fantasy XIV and Final Fantasy XV Crossover Event is Now Live

The long awaited second-half of the Final Fantasy XIV and Final Fantasy XV collaboration has arrived in FFXIV today. The first half of the collaboration saw Final Fantasy XIV‘s Empress of Birds appear in Final Fantasy XV as a special boss encounter. FFXIV players can join the event by undertaking the quest “The Man in Black” as long as […]

Final Fantasy XIV's Zenos yae Galvus is Now Available in Dissidia FF NT

Final Fantasy XIV’s Zenos yae Galvus is Now Available in Dissidia FF NT

Final Fantasy XIV’s Zenos yae Galvus is now available as a downloadable character for Dissidia Final Fantasy NT and Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Free Edition on Steam and PlayStation 4. Zenos yae Galvus is the Prince of the Garlean Empire as well as the Legatus of the XIIth legion, which is an elite combat unit for […]

[SPOILERS] Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood in Retrospect

The last content update for Final Fantasy XIV’s Stormblood cycle released at the end of March, which means its time for me to sit here and tell you all about why Stormblood is the best content cycle in the game so far. To be fair, that was my immediate reaction to SB when it launched two years ago, […]

Even Final Fantasy XIV Director Naoki Yoshida is on the Battle Royale Train

We get it. Battle royale games are big right now, and the evergrowing behemoth that is Fortnite seems like it won’t ever stop, but having Final Fantasy XIV Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida talk about making a battle royale game is going a bit too far. In an interview with GameSpot, Yoshida enthused that one of his dream […]

Talks to Bring Final Fantasy XIV to Switch are Reportedly Ongoing

According to a recent interview with GameSpot, Final Fantasy XIV Director Naoki Yoshida has confirmed that Square Enix is in talks with various platform holders to bring the MMORPG to new platforms. From GameSpot: “Talks with platform-holders has been going on. The fundamental philosophy with Final Fantasy XIV is we want it on labels with cross-platform play with any […]

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers’ Crystarium is from a 2005 Tech Demo

At last weekend’s Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival in Tokyo, Square Enix released a ton of information on the new areas, raids, jobs, and races coming to the game with the Shadowbringers expansion this summer. One of the new areas revealed was The Crystarium, which might look familiar. If you paid attention to game tech demos back in […]

The Final Story Patch of FFXIV’s Stormblood Cycle has Launched Today

The climatic end of the Stormblood storyline aarrived in Final Fantasy XIV Online today with the release of Patch 4.56. This finale will set the stage for the next expansion, Shadowbringers, in which players hop dimensions to the First World and visit  Norvrandt. Essentially this makes all players take on the role of Warriors of Darkness as seen during theHeavensward content […]