While the first MMO of the series, Final Fantasy XI was generally a success when it was released, the same cannot be said of the second, Final Fantasy XIV. Square Enix claims to have 18 million players today but the beginnings of the game were somewhat chaotic. When it was released in 2010, the game suffered from many bugs and lacked content, which had drawn strong criticism from players. Despite Square Enix’s efforts to fix the game, the studio finally made a fairly radical decision to start a complete overhaul of the game, to make a new version, which was released in 2013 and called Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. The bet turned out to be the right one given the figures mentioned by the studio.
Final Fantasy XIV has seen the launch of three different expansions: Heavensward, Stormblood, and the latest, which was released in July and is called Shadowbringers. Also, Square Enix has been adding content to the game on a regular basis through several updates. The latest 5.15 patch was released just a few days ago. It focuses mainly on the Blue Mage, adding the new “blue charts” functionality, new job quests, but also the new Onsal Hakair for the Frontline Campaign. You can view the full patch notes at this address.
Despite the development of Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Final Fantasy XIV does not suffer much in terms of content, since the developers have recently released a new letter from the producer (format in which the new features are announced) during a live show which revealed the release of a new update, called Echoes of a Fallen Star that should arrive next February. It will bring a new dungeon, Anamnesis Anyder, a new series of raids, and two new challenges. Many other new features are coming on the 5.2 update and we will have more details about it soon.
Final Fantasy XIV – The next raid, Eden’s Verse
At the same time, from now and until January 14, you can log in for free if you have had an inactive account for at least 30 days. You can play for free for five days or 120 hours in total, whichever happens first. You can see the details of the offer right here. As a reminder, you can also try Final Fantasy XIV for free up to level 35.
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