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Final Fantasy XIV – Sony announces live-action adaptation of popular MMORPG

Sony Pictures Television and Hivemind, the production company behind Amazon’s THE EXPANSE and Netflix’s upcoming adaptation of THE WITCHER, announced today a new partnership with global video game powerhouse SQUARE ENIX to develop a first-of-its-kind, live-action adaptation of a beloved…

Final Fantasy XIV – New video explores development team size

[Reddit thread] Being in the game industry for the past decade, I have always been curious about the number of staff it takes to make a great game. While obviously some games require just less than 10 employees, it is…

Final Fantasy XIV – Benchmark tool for Stormblood expansion released

[Benchmark download] With the highly-anticipated expansion, Stormblood, arriving this June for Final Fantasy XIV, Square Enix recently released the benchmark software for PC systems. As a paid expansion, Stormblood will introduce tons of new features, including the Red Mage and…

Final Fantasy XIV – New costume set exclusive to China server revealed

Publisher Shanda Games recently announced a new costume set for Final Fantasy XIV, which is touted to be exclusive to the China server. Roughly translated as the “High Deity” set, it includes the costume, 2 emotes, a cloud mount, and…

Final Fantasy XIV – Nexon roped in as partner for Heavensward update

Just a refresher, Final Fantasy XIV is published in South Korea by Eyedentity Mobile (formerly Eyedentity Games), developer of Dragon Nest and owned by a messed-up Chinese company known as Shanda. With the Heavensward expansion arriving next week, Eyedentitty Mobile…

Phantasy Star Online 2 – Summer collaboration with FFXIV announced

Earlier yesterday, SEGA held its Phantasy Star Festa 2016 event in Ariake Colosseum, Tokyo. Much to everyone’s surprised, Naoki Yoshida, the mastermind behind Square Enix’s Final Fantasyy XIV, appeared on stage! It was revealed that this summer, Odin from Final…

Final Fantasy XIV – 3.0 announced for China after massive server merge

Shanda Games, the publisher for Final Fantasy XIV in China, recently completed a massive server merge for the game. From a total of 33 servers, these are now consolidated into just 6. Shanda acknowledged this was to kill off the…

Final Fantasy XIV – China server getting 3.0 this Autumn and more

As reported previously, the China server for Final Fantasy XIV yesterday celebrated its one-year anniversary with a live event in Shanghai. Organized by publisher Shanda Games, Naoki Yoshida from developer Square Enix was at the celebration event to talk more about…

Final Fantasy XIV – China server celebrating one year anniversary

On 5 September, Shanda Games, will be holding an offline event in Shanghai to celebrate Final Fantasy XIV’s one-year anniversary. Entrance ticket costs around 14.00 USD, and players will be able to purchase merchandise, including T-shirts, toys, and more. A…

Final Fantasy XIV – PC bang data reveals good start in South Korea

Gametrics, South Korea’s authority on the latest PC bang (internet cafe) and game ranking stats, recently revealed a good start for Final Fantasy XIV in the country. The game stayed at No.8 for the first three days of launch (PC…

Final Fantasy XIV – Korean server bracing for official launch this week

On 14 August, the South Korea server for Final Fantasy XIV will finally launch under publisher Eyedentity Mobile. Most probably the last server to launch, the Pay-to-Play business model is retained, which seems risky in the kingdom of Free-to-Play games.…

Final Fantasy XIV – Game to officially launch in South Korea next month

Perhaps the last region to launch the game, Final Fantasy XIV will launch in South Korea on 14 August, as announced recently by publisher Eyedentity Mobile. Using the risky Pay-to-Play model, the exact pricing is currently still unannounced. Given South Korea’s…

Final Fantasy XIV – New developer video for South Korean server

With Closed Beta having ended and an announcement for Open Beta due soon, the publisher for Final Fantasy XIV in South Korea, Actoz Games, recently released a new developer trailer highlighting some minor changes which will be made. They include…

Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward – Preparing for launch with new trailer

[Game website] One of the two “big” subscription online games to be still standing, Final Fantasy XIV will be getting its first game expansion, Heavensward, this time next week. To celebrate the upcoming launch, Square Enix has revealed an official…