Final Fantasy XIV producer Naoki Yoshida has posted a rather large list of planned updates and changes to the MMO. He has also checked off quite a few fixes and changes already accomplished by the team.
While the list is rather vast, it is worth noting that changes made to the battle system, armory UI and the Materia system are still in the works, along with extra content. All planned changes and fixes should be ready to go by summer’s end. More primals are also promised, and the long-awaited d battle with the primal Ifrit is coming as well.
“A number of plans made at the beginning of the year will soon be ripe for release,” said Yoshida. “Among these are the shiny new job system (a proper system, mind you, not just renamed classes), an in-game achievement system related to Lodestone character histories, and new modes of transport to address the mobility issue.
“We’ve been giving chocobos a lot of thought, but it’s hard to establish a timeframe before we define exactly what needs to be done.
“Once our current plans progress to the next stage, I believe it’ll be possible to unveil a longer-term update schedule.”
The full producer’s letter can be found through here.