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Final Fantasy XIV releasing in September for PC, PS3 version coming in March [Update]

Wednesday, 30th June 2010 17:30 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Update: This is the full cover for the special edition. Thanks, Alex.

Original: Square’s announced that Final Fantasy XIV will release for PC worldwide on September 30, with a special edition hitting Europe beforehand on September 22.

It’s also been announced that the PS3 version has been delayed into March 2011.

“This September, players around the world will join together to explore the fascinating and exciting realm of Eorzea,” said executive producer Hiromichi Tanaka in the press release.

“We’re presenting players with a new style of online gameplay, that we know will please avid fans of online games, but welcome more casual gamers as well with the variety of gameplay and story-driven content.”

Here’s what you can expect from the PC Collector’s Edition:

  • Adventurers Branded Tumbler: Carry a small piece of Eorzea around with you with this branded tumbler
  • Behind-the-Scenes DVD: Get an insider look at the making of FFXIV with exclusive video content, interviews and more in this special documentary DVD
  • Early access: Play a few days prior to the release of the PC Standard Edition
  • Free Gameplay: 30-day free gameplay
  • Game Disc
  • Game Manual
  • Guest Pass: Invite a friend to play free for a limited time
  • Map of Eorzea: A detailed map showing the key areas of Eorzea, essential for the committed traveller
  • Security Token: A FFXIV branded Security Token used in addition to your regular password
  • Travel Journal: Record your travels in this journal filled with pages of never-before-seen concept art

A Beta for the PC version will begin early next month, with the exact date to be announced.

Thanks, MCV

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  1. xInFeRnO

    YESYESYESYESYES.

    Loved XI. So glad they are making a special edition.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. MushroomStamp

    I’m guessing this is an MMO FF. Eh… I find the series after 6 to be the most overrated series EVER. Especially after playing that last bore fest ff13.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Hunam

    Kind of want this but I just hope some of the western folks from Eidos have handled the PC game interface and installer. The options last time were bizarre and never looked quite right, terrible PC controls and when you uninstalled it the game would delete Windows system files when you uninstalled it and said yes to deleting associated files.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. polygem

    @2. Partly agree. 13 had awesome music, superb cutscenes and a decent battle mode. But altogether it was just too linear and pretty disappointing. But really enjoyed 7, Dissidia, and crisis core. I’m not interested at all in 14 but i cant wait fore more versus infos. This one could turn out to really become the megakillerapp many are hoping for- including me.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. ivycrew707

    If 13 wasent classified as a “rpg”, but instead a adventure game it would get no flak……but dying for this, alot of mmo I really wanted to get into, but my pc knowledge isnt up to day so day one but for me……but DAMN march 2011

    #5 4 years ago
  6. sebbie16

    Glad its releasing on a Thursday… easy to take just Friday off.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Monk

    Some news related to FFXIV and screen shots :

    http://wildgunmen.com/blog/2010/06/30/final-fantasy-xiv-online-to-charge-for-characters/

    http://www.gamingeverything.com/2010/6/final_fantasy_xiv_screenshots

    #7 4 years ago
  8. OlderGamer

    To be honest I couldn’t care too much about this.

    Its FF.

    And much better MMOs are out there.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. SilkVG

    @8 – How can you judge a game before playing it? :p

    If it plays anywhere near as good as it looks, it could be the next “big” MMO. I’ll be trying it based on graphics alone.. sorry but it’s so shiny.. so very shiny..

    I dabbled in FFXI a while back and it looked like a good/addictive game, marred by crap PC controls (was forced into using a gamepad, sigh). I actually plan on re-visiting it to see if that’s been cleared up at all. And also to see if it’s more solo-friendly.. which is reputedly is nowadays.

    #9 4 years ago