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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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Check out Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade’s “extended and enhanced” trailer here

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 21 March 2021 16:51 GMT There’s a new trailer for Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade, the PS5 update to last year’s PS4 game that’ll add new content and narrative beats to the game.Square Enix has released a new trailer for Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade that shows off some of the most notable features you can expect from the game when the PS5 update drops.“Take a look at the city of Midgar like never before, with improved textures, lighting and background environments,” reads the video description. “Switch between two game modes ‘Graphics Mode,’ which prioritises 4K high-resolution…

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Final Fantasy 16 might be coming to PC after PS5 launch

By Alex Calvin, Wednesday, 10 March 2021 17:52 GMT It looks like this version of the upcoming RPG might be released slightly later, if at all.The PC edition of Final Fantasy 16 might be launched after the PlayStation 5 version.That’s going by an advert from the PlayStation Brazil YouTube channel – as spotted by GamesRadar – for upcoming games on Sony’s new console. This includes the likes of Deathloop and Ghostwire: Tokyo. But when Final Fantasy 16 appears, text appears at the bottom of the screen saying that the title will be only available on PS5 for a limited time.It’s…

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Looks like many more Square Enix remakes are on the way

Forever Entertainment will be working with Square Enix on remakes of “several” titles which will reportedly all be from the same “brand” that the publisher owns. But what could they be?Forever Entertainment, a Polish studio based out of Kraków and founded back in 2010, has signed an agreement with Square Enix to work on several of the publisher’s games and release them as remakes, a report from Biznes claims.As per the article, Forever Entertainment’s projects will feature “a new graphic design”. Purists, fret not: “gameplay and scenario” elements of the final games will remain consistent with the original versions. All the…

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Of course one of two new Final Fantasy 7 mobile games is a battle royale

By Sherif Saed, Friday, 26 February 2021 12:01 GMT Plenty of Final Fantasy 7 is coming over the next several months.Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade may have been one of the biggest reveals at Sony’s State of Play livestream, but it’s not the only new Final Fantasy 7 game Square Enix announced that day.The Japanese publisher, in fact, revealed two new mobile games in the Final Fantasy 7 universe. The first, Final Fantasy 7 Ever Crisis is a single-player, story-focused episodic take on the whole Final Fantasy 7 saga, taking into account the original game and all compilations. Ever Crisis…

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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 7 Remake Part 2 devs want to keep subverting player expectations

Final Fantasy 7 Remake co-director Naoki Hamaguchi and producer Yoshinori Kitase took part in an interview at CEDEC and spoke about their approach to creating Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 2.The developers behind the as-yet-unnamed Final Fantasy 7 Remake sequel gave an interview at The Computer Entertainment Developers Conference where they acknowledged the sequel’s narrative structure and hinted that – going forward – there will likely be more deviations from the original game.During the interview (as translated Twitter user aitaikimochi), Kitase highlighted the significance of subverting player expectations satisfyingly – and that his goal was to deceive players in a positive way (thanks, Siliconera).As our very…

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Microsoft promises Final Fantasy titles missing from Xbox Game Pass are still coming

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 7 January 2021 19:55 GMT Microsoft has reassured Final Fantasy fans that more games in the franchise are coming to Xbox Game Pass.Speaking with TrueAchievements, a Microsoft spokesperson confirmed that missing Final Fantasy titles announced at X019 are still heading to the Xbox Game Pass service.“As we announced at X019, we are excited to bring the Final Fantasy franchise to gamers with Xbox Game Pass,” the spokesperson told TrueAchievements. “We have done so throughout 2020 and will continue to do so in 2021 and beyond. We look forward to announcing specific launch dates for more Final…

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Final Fantasy 16’s main character, world and more revealed in latest update

More information about Final Fantasy 16 has been revealed thanks to an official update from the game’s website that shows off more information about the game’s characters, setting and story.First up, the game’s protagonist now has a name: Clive Rosfield. He’s the guy you saw in the trailer at two different points in his life – once as a younger soldier then again as an older character, too.Clive will be protecting his brother Joshua throughout the game. Joshua Rosfield has some sort of connection to classic Final Fantasy summon, Phoenix, and the duo’s story will have something to do with that.“Joshua…

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Final Fantasy 16’s graphics are still being worked on

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 28 September 2020 09:37 GMT Final Fantasy 16 was officially announced for PS5 back at the PlayStation 5 showcase, and fans very quickly started to criticize the game’s graphics.Turns out, though, that the graphics we’ve seen in the trailer (below) aren’t final.During a special panel called ‘Stroll with Yoshi-P’ at Tokyo Games Show 2020, FFXVI producer Naoki ‘Yoshi-P’ Yoshida confirmed that the graphics are still being worked on and will be fine-tuned ahead of release.Thanks to a translation by Audrey on Twitter – and corroborated by Japanese press notes – Yoshida has noted that the trailer was put together to show…

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Now Square Enix is saying Final Fantasy 16 is only coming to PS5

The mess of broken promises and unclear messaging continues in the wake of PS5’s big event.Sony opened the PS5 Showcase with a reveal trailer for Final Fantasy 16. It was the only game in the show whose footage was captured on a PC emulating the PS5’s capabilities, whereas the rest were all captured on PS5.The trailer’s final slide specifically stated that the game is a PlayStation console exclusive, but will also be available on PC. Then, Square Enix properly announced Final Fantasy 16 through its official channels, with no mention of platforms other than PS5 to be found.When Gematsu followed…

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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…

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Final Fantasy 14 expanded free trial goes live alongside patch 5.3

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 11 August 2020 15:08 GMT Final Fantasy 14’s expanded free trial is now available alongside patch 5.3.The Final Fantasy 14 expanded free trial goes live today, allowing you to play the game all the way through the Heavensward expansion. The level cap for trial players has also been increased from 35 to 60.This means you can play all content included in A Realm Reborn and Heavensward through patch 3.56 and there isn’t a limit on playtime.Furthermore, all existing and future A Realm Reborn players will now have access to the complete Heavensward expansion and all the features…

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Final Fantasy 7 Remake sales break 5 million

By Sherif Saed, Friday, 7 August 2020 12:09 GMT Final Fantasy 7 Remake has already sold more than five million copies.In the four months since the release of Final Fantasy 7 Remake on PS4, the game has reached over 5 million copies in sales. The figure includes digital sales, and shipments to retailers – meaning the actual number of copies sold to consumers is a little below that.Square Enix broke the news today, saying that Final Fantasy 7 Remake is its best-selling digital game on any PlayStation platform ever. The news isn’t particularly surprising; the game had a flying start,…