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Final Fantasy XIV Version 2.0 now 'A Realm Reborn'

Don't call it Final Fantasy XIV-2. Square Enix's second Final Fantasy MMO, Final Fantasy XIV, is getting re-released after its tumultuous launch, and that means it's also getting a new name: "Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn." Square Enix says the game is "rebuilt from the ground up," and...

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Subscription fees return to Final Fantasy XIV on January 6

Square Enix has announced a small delay related to Final Fantasy XIV, but we don't think it's one you'll be upset about. Back in October, as part of the ambitious plan to revamp the MMO, Square Enix said it would begin charging a subscription fee in late November or early December. That date has...

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Yoshida: Final Fantasy XIV to get Vita, smartphone support, and later, Xbox 360

Final Fantasy XIV wasn't ever going to win Game of the Year, but that isn't stopping producer and director Naoki Yohsida from supporting the revamped version. Square Enix is considering Vita and smartphone support for Final Fantasy XIV, with access to inventory and in-game item purchases, Yoshida...

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Final Fantasy 14 'Version 2.0' begins charging this year, PS3 version in late 2012

Square Enix has laid out the plans for Final Fantasy 14 "Version 2.0," with the implementation of subscription fees and an announced launch window for the PS3 version in late 2012 being the most surprising bits. Final Fantasy 14 Producer/Director Naoki Yoshida said the game's unintended...

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Square Enix CEO feels Final Fantasy 14 'greatly damaged' brand

Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada stated at a recent press conference that the Final Fantasy brand had been "greatly damaged" by the launch of Final Fantasy 14. "We'll continue with our reform work, which basically amounts to fully redoing the game, and hope to revive the FF14 that should have...

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Chocobos, airships, and materia somehow weren't in Final Fantasy 14 yet

A series staple is being added to Final Fantasy XIV: Chocobos. A year after release, players can now purchase and rent the birds for the purpose of traveling across Eorzea. Three Chocobo stables have opened up in-world, in which you can get your very own Chocobo whistle. If that's not...

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Big changes (and one bighorn beast) afoot in Final Fantasy XIV

In his tenth letter to the community since assuming the Final Fantasy XIV producer role in December, Naoki Yoshida posted a staggering list of changes in process and planned for the troubled MMO. The exhaustive and meticulously charted notes suggest that Yoshida's team at least has its "concrete"...

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Final Fantasy XIV still playable for free, monthly fee 'still out in the open'

When Square Enix restarted the Final Fantasy XI and XIV servers after the Tohoku earthquake, it offered free play through the month of April. However, Square Enix has actually been offering Final Fantasy XIV play for free since launch -- its free trial period kept being extended and has never...

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Final Fantasy XI and XIV servers back online this Friday

Though the real Japan's recovery efforts are ongoing following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, the virtual worlds of Vana'diel and Eorzea will be back in pristine, explorable condition on Friday, March 25. After taking the servers down for both Final Fantasy XI and XIV as a power...

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FFXI and FFXIV servers temporarily closed in wake of Japanese quake

Given the enormity of the events in Japan right now, it feels kind of ridiculous to be writing about the massive earthquake's effect on video game servers, but here we are. Both Final Fantasy XI and XIV have had their servers temporarily closed in an effort by Square Enix to help conserve energy...

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