Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn improvements shown in hour-long video

Final Fantasy XIV was so shoddy at launch that Square Enix suspended subscriptions until after it had been patched up a bit. It's still a bit dodgy, but a huge 'Version 2.0' update is coming to reboot it and make everything lemony fresh, as detailed in a new hour-long presentation.

Producer and director Naoki Yoshida took to the stage at an event on September 1 celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Final Fantasy series to show off the many ways it's being improved.

You'll want to turn on captions, unless you speak Japanese, by clicking that little button with two lines in a grey box. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is due to launch on PC in the next few months, after which the PlayStation 3 edition will finally arrive.