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Producer letter reveals target date for major Final Fantasy XIV patch

Final Fantasy XIV's new producer Naoki Yoshida has had the unenviable task of fixing the thoroughly broken MMO, and has given a tentative date for a major patch in his latest letter to the community.

In the letter Yoshida reveals that his team is shooting for a September 30th release of the next major patch which will bring all-new content, Chocobos and major front-and-back end system updates to the MMO in an attempt to bring it closer to the product Yoshida has in the past admitted it should have been at launch.

Yoshida's letter also reveals that characters and their retainers will get an upgrade to their storage capacity, allowing players to hold and store more items long-term.

Yoshida took over as Producer from Hiromichi Tanaka after Tanaka was forced to step down after negative reception from fans and critics alike when a properly broken Final Fantasy XIV first launched. He's been writing regular public letters to the fans ever since taking over, keeping them abreast of changes he and his team are making or intending to make.

The PlayStation 3 version of Final Fantasy XIV has been indefinitely delayed until the PC version is improved significantly.

Thanks, Massively.

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