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Final Fantasy 16 delayed by half a year due to COVID

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Fans will have to wait just a little bit longer for a fresh look at the hotly anticipated sequel. Final Fantasy 16 producer Naoki Yoshida recently took to Twitter to inform fans that the game would be delayed by a half a year due to COVID-related difficulties. He previously stated that we’d have more solid info in the back half of 2021 but given that we’re already preparing to ring in 2022, that ship appears to have sailed, and for…

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Square Enix updates the low-poly grapes from Final Fantasy 14, saddening millions

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. The meme-worthy grape crystals were a necessary balm for the soul during massive queue times. IGN reported that the latest patch notes for Final Fantasy 14 included a technical improvement that will make many very sad. In Patch 6.01, many quality-of-life improvements were made, but the most noteworthy one is in changing the infamous low-poly grapes found in expansion Endwalker. Initially found in the early days of the expansion’s release, the grapes, which look like crystals with a grape pattern…

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Final Fantasy 14 suspends all sales and new free trials to combat congestion

Maybe there’s such a thing as too popular. Naoki Yoshida, director and producer for Final Fantasy 14, took to the game’s official blog to announce that the company is suspending all sales and new free trials of the wildly popular MMO until Square Enix has a better handle on the server situation. Ever since the launch of Endwalker, the latest expansion to the game, it’s been plagued by monstrously long queues to even get into the game, with servers always filled to the brim. In a way, that’s great for Square Enix, as the game has never been more popular….

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FF14 Endwalker players are running into long queue times and game errors

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. The launch day of an MMO Expansion is always filled with problems, and Endwalker is no exception. Those excited to jump into Final Fantasy 14’s recently released Endwalker expansion are running into login queues filled with thousands of players, as well as error codes preventing them from accessing their server of choice. The launch of a new expansion for a popular MMO is always filled with bumps and early issues, and it was to be expected that Endwalker would be…

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Top 7 games releasing in December – Halo Infinite, Solar Ash, and more

We highlight the biggest games coming to consoles and PC in December 2021. December is often a quiet time for new releases, with the Christmas month thought of as being a bit late in the year to unleash blockbuster titles. December 2021 is a bit different as one stonkingly huge game is arriving, having been delayed from its planned release in November 2020. That’s right. Halo Infinite finally unleashes its campaign on December 8. Check out the video above for a rundown of the seven games we reckon are the biggest arriving in December, plus a handful of honorable mentions…

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Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker delayed to December 7

Square Enix has announced a delay for the Final Fantasy 14 expansion, Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker. Originally slated to release on November 23, the expansion will instead release on December 7 with early access starting on December 3. According to producer and director Naoki Yoshida, the biggest factor behind the delay was his “own selfishness” to further improve the expansion’s quality due to it being the first major culmination of events (thanks, Gematsu). Yoshida apologized for the delay, and said that because Endwalker concludes the first major saga, he felt the team needed to push things to the limit that…

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Final Fantasy 14 becomes most profitable entry in the series thanks to exceeding 24 million players

The game has a rather long tail, it seems. Final Fantasy 14 director Naoki Yoshida revealed that the popular MMO has passed the 24 million player mark, making it the most profitable game in the Final Fantasy series. And with Endwalker, the next expansion, set to release very soon, that number seems poised to continue to go up. In a press briefing at a preview event for Endwalker, Yoshida showed off the steady progression of players over the game’s lifespan, starting with four million at the launch of A Realm Reborn, the reboot to the game that changed its fortunes…

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It looks like we’re getting a Final Fantasy 14 cookbook later this year

Yep, you read that right. It looks like Insight Editions will be publishing a cookbook titled The Ultimate Final Fantasy 14 Cookbook, which will include various recipes inspired by the in-game world of Eorzea.Thanks to the eagle eyes of Wario64 on Twitter (via Siliconera), we’ve had an early peek at an as-yet-unannounced Final Fantasy 14 cookbook. The Simon & Schuster listing is still live, though it’s been altered from Wario64’s initial screenshot and now simply refers to a “licensed video game cookbook” instead of a Final Fantasy 14 one, specifically.As per Wario64’s screenshots, the book will include a foreword written by game director Naoki Yoshida, and it’ll…

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Final Fantasy 14 launches for PS5 later this month, Endwalker coming in November

The PS5 version of Final Fantasy 14 launches alongside the game’s 5.55 patch on May 25, providing an official launch after the extensive open beta on the platform.Over the weekend, Square Enix has been celebrating all things Final Fantasy 14 at the Final Fantasy 14 Fanfest, an annual event that has become immensely popular amongst the game’s growing fanbase.During the event, the developer announced the official launch date of the title for PS5: May 25. The game’s next big expansion, Endwalker, will drop on November 23.The PlayStation 5 version of the popular fantasy MMO features faster load times, 4K resolution, a…

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Final Fantasy 14 gets a new set of trophies when it arrives on PS5 tomorrow

By Dom Peppiatt 12 April 2021 17:09 GMT Trophy hunters rejoice! Final Fantasy 14 will be getting a wholly new set of trophies when the PS5 version launches into open beta later this week.Final Fantasy 14 will go into open beta on PS5 April 13 alongside the release of Patch 5.5, and it looks like Square Enix is bringing an additional bonus to anyone that wants to play the game on Sony’s latest hardware, too: a brand-new trophy list.As per trophy lists gathered by Exophase and TrueTrophies, the game is set to receive a massive 91 achievable awards on PS5 for…

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Final Fantasy 14 has over 22 million registered players

By Dom Peppiatt, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 10:33 GMT Square Enix has announced that its superstar MMO, Final Fantasy 14, has attracted over 22 million registered users worldwide over the course of its lifetime.That’s a pretty impressive number, but it should be noted that includes anyone that’s signed up for the game’s free trial – it doesn’t necessarily mean that 22 million people have purchased the full game.Still, it proves that the title has an impressive draw for new players, and that eight years on from Final Fantasy 14’s relaunch in 2013, it’s still a massive success for Square Enix…

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Final Fantasy 14 goes into open beta on PS5 later this month

The open beta for Final Fantasy 14 on PlayStation 5 will be held later this month.Final Fantasy 14 will go into open beta on PS5 April 13 alongside the release of Patch 5.5.Those who are currently playing on PS4 will be able to use their existing characters and game data during the test.Players can expect faster loading times, increased frame rates, true 4K resolution, 3D audio, and haptic feedback.Timing of the start of the official launch for the PS5 version will be determined based on the progress of the open beta and will begin immediately upon conclusion of the test….

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Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker expansion announced, coming to PS5 and PS4

Overnight, Square Enix unveiled the upcoming expansion for Final Fantasy 14 titled Endwalker. It was also announced the game is coming to PS5.Scheduled to release fall 2021 for Mac, PC, PS4, and PS5 Mac, Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker features the climax of Hydaelyn and Zodiark story. In the expansion, the Warriors of Light will encounter a great calamity as they travel to the far reaches of Hydaelyn and to the moon. This will bring the story-arc started with A Realm Reborn to a conclusion, but Endwalker sets the stage for new adventures.Endwalker was debuted during the Final Fantasy 14 Announcement…

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Final Fantasy 14’s next big update, Futures Rewritten, drops December 8

Final Fantasy XIV’s next update, the much-anticipated 5.4 patch called Futures Rewritten, will be released on December 8, 2020, according to Square Enix.The upcoming patch is set to be a pretty significant one, introducing a plethora of new content to the game. Futures Rewritten, which was revealed in Final Fantasy XIV‘s latest Letter from the Producer stream, will bring new story content, a new raid, and more besides to the on-going MMO.Futures Rewritten’s Raid has been revealed as Eden’s Promise, and will see players being invited by Ryne and Gaia to the Empty to investigate “whether life continues to flourish…

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Final Fantasy 14 player eats 999 eggs in front of large crowd

A Final Fantasy 14 player recently consumed 999 virtual eggs and livetweeted the whole experience. The player in question is named Ross O’Donovan (cheers, PC Gamer). Shortly after logging in to Marlboro, a fellow Eorzean traveler presented him with 999 eggs for no apparent reason. Naturally, O’Donovan did what any reasonable human being would do and decided it was time to chow down.Fortunately, virtual chompers don’t tire, and digital bellies don’t get full. So consuming 999 eggs is possible – it’s just a bit time-consuming. Logged onto FFXIV and some guy gave me 999 eggs and asked me to eat…