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The Past, Present, and Future of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

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79w ago - Sony Computer Entertainment Europe French Community Manager Aurelie Reman shared an interview today covering the past, present, and future of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn below.

To quote: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn launches tomorrow on PS3. To celebrate the launch, PlayStation.Blog sat down with Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida to talk over A Realm Reborn's long gestation and epic ambitions.

PlayStation.Blog: Which element of A Realm Reborn is most going to surprise PlayStation players?

Naoki Yoshida: I think one of the big things will be the amazing graphics, which really push the limits of PS3's technical capabilities, as well as the fact that this is an MMORPG experience. Also, MMORPGs are most usually controlled using a keyboard and mouse, but our Cross Hot Bar system we've developed specifically for the DualShock allows for smooth and exciting play, so that's another area of interest for PS3 players.

PSB: What improvements have you made since the original PC release of Final Fantasy XIV?

Yoshida: I think that improvements can be roughly split into three areas: to regain the trust of the players, to fundamentally rebuild the game experience from the ground up, and - most...
 

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Early Access Starts This Weekend

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79w ago - Square Enix Senior Online Community Manager Matt Hilton announced today that Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn early access officially starts this weekend!

To quote: Yep, that's right, it's finally here. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has been rebuilt from the ground up, and adventurers the world over will be able to begin their journey throughout Eorzea tomorrow with the start of Early Access, ahead of Tuesday's official launch.

It's a massively exciting time for the whole team, and we'd like to thank everybody that's been involved in the beta phases until now. We really appreciate the enormous feedback and support sent along the way.

And for those of you who haven't yet pre-ordered, it's not too late. Order now (or any time before August 27th) and you'll still be able to get in Early Access - a headstart on your new adventure into Eorzea.

Plus, you'll get your hands on some exclusive in-game items:

•Cait Sith Doll Minion: On sabbatical from Shinra Inc., Cait Sith will join your party as a non-combat pet.
•Mog Cap: Show your love of Final Fantasy and strut around the world of Eorzea in this Moogle themed hat. Kupo!

We'd also like to share some of the amazing artwork prepared...
 

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Coming to PlayStation 4, E3 Trailer

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89w ago - Square Enix Online Content Producer Ben Bateman announced today that Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is coming to PlayStation 4 alongside an E3 PS4 trailer below!

To quote: Sony fans will be pleased to hear that Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is in development for PlayStation 4!

Announced at the Square Enix Future of Final Fantasy E3 conference, it was confirmed that gamers who purchase the PlayStation 3 version of the game will be able to transition their accounts to the PlayStation 4 version when it's released in 2014.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will be released on August 27, 2013, for PC and PlayStation 3 - but don't forget that Phase 3 of the beta begins this Friday!

For the first time, PlayStation 3 gamers will be able to adventure with their PC-owning companions thanks to the game's cross-platform capabilities.

Make sure you don't miss out on any of the fun by registering your interest in the beta today.




Phase 3 and the beginning of the PlayStation 3 Beta for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn starts this Friday, 14 June - don't miss out!
 

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn on PS3 8/27, Collector's Edition

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92w ago - Square Enix Senior Online Community Manager Matt Hilton announced that Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn arrives on PS3 8/27 alongside Collector's Edition details below, as follows:

PlayStation 3 gamers have been waiting a long time for their chance to set foot in the realm of Eorzea. The wait is almost over - Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will come to PlayStation 3 on August 27th, 2013!

We're also announcing our pre-order details and Collector's Edition content!

We've created a host of exciting goodies for would-be adventurers; let's run down what you'll get when you pre-order the game.

Gamers who pre-order will earn early access to the game before the launch of the official service, and some exciting in-game goodies. Step foot into Eorzea in style with a Mog Cap, fashioned after the famed Final Fantasy moogles, and summon your own Cait Sith Doll minion to follow you around on your adventure!

The collectors among you won't want to miss the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Collector's Edition! What've we got in there...?

•A gorgeous box featuring artwork by famed FINAL FANTASY illustrator Yoshitaka Amano
•The Art of Eorzea: - A Realm Reimagined - A hardbound art book, featuring concept art and more from Art Director Akihiko...
 

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn on PS3 - Sign Up for the Beta

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105w ago - Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida has officially invited PlayStation 3 fans to sign up for the PS3 Beta today.

Below are the details, to quote: This is Naoki Yoshida, the producer and director of FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn. First of all, I would like to thank the PlayStation.Blog team for the opportunity to share with you the latest developments in our game.

We were recently in San Francisco as part of a tour to show A Realm Reborn to members of the gaming media. Our guests had a chance to take the game for a spin, after which I sat down with them for an interview. I expect that reports will be hitting various online media outlets starting today, so please keep an eye out!

We consider it one of our missions to reacquaint gamers all over the world with the wonders of FINAL FANTASY. To this end, we'll be incorporating the most memorable elements of the series into A Realm Reborn.

Mind you, this won't be limited only to the game's launch; in subsequent patches, we plan to keep adding more great stuff from FINAL FANTASY's 25-year history.

For starters, adventurers will be able to take on the Crystal Tower (FFIII) raid dungeon, do battle with classic summons (such as Ifrit, Titan, and Leviathan), and ride magitek armor...
 
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