Re-Release of Final Fantasy XIV Today With News On Updates

The latest MMO title from Square Enix is making its big comeback today. For such an occasion, the game has adopted the name Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, and promises a significantly improved playing experience.

For those unaware, the first, “early access” version of FFXIV released last year with an inevitable slew of issues such as server instability from so many registrations and the nixing of character creation. All of this prompted a shutdown of the game until further notice, leaving many Fantasy players with a sour taste in their mouth and uncertainty if the game would recover.

Thankfully it was able to, and fans everywhere also seem relieved and excited to see how the game has improved since then, particularly on the eve of a next-gen console launch season. The game relaunches today, and Enix director Naoki Yoshida announced that the development will provide the online game with major updates every three months, “continuously adding large-scale content”, including “full” expansion packs. No word yet on when said packs will come, but it’s another refreshing bit of news accompanying the game’s revamp. Yoshida revealed details of their expansion plans on the Playstation Blog:

“We’ve already begun work on the first update that is currently called patch 2.1 and will introduce a large-scale housing system, as well as “The Wolves’ Den” - the first ever PvP content in the series. Furthermore, the update will include new dungeons, a new daily quest system, new Primal battles, extensions to the main story, and loads of other new content to enjoy.”

FFXIV: A Realm Reborn is available today on Playstation 3 and PC. It will also be made available on the Playstation 4 sometime next year. Are you excited to play the revamped game?