FFXIV PS3 delayed, PC trial period gets extended, dev team restructured

Friday, 10 December 2010 08:31 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Oh dear.

Square’s just announced a delay to Final Fantasy XIV on PS3 on the game’s official website. The MMO’s free period trial has also been extended by a further 90 days and the development team has also been restructured.

Square president Yoichi Wada has issued an apology on the website for the delay of the PS3 version, which was due in March next year, something Wada had previously promised was still on course for.

Development of the port was said to be done last month.

“Regarding the PlayStation 3, it is not our wish to release a simple conversion of the Windows version in its current state, but rather an update that includes all the improvements we have planned,” said Wada.

“For that reason, we have made the difficult decision to delay the release of the PlayStation 3 version beyond the originally announced date of March 2011.”

The core development team has also been restructured, with Naoki Yoshida taking over as director and producer from Hiromichi Tanaka and Nobuaki Komoto respectively, the latter now being lead game designer.

Further restructuring has also been confirmed on the game’s website.

Furthermore, the 90 day free trial period for the PC version has been extended once again.

FFXIV hasn’t gotten off to the best start on PC since it launched in September. It’s been totally lambasted by critics and has been given a 51 on Meta.

Tanaka said previously gamers had a “high expectation” for the game and the firm was working hard to ensure it ends up being all it was expected to be.

At gamescom, Tanaka told VG247 the reason the PS3 version was delayed previously into March was because of memory issues.