Final Fantasy XI

PC, XB360 / RPG / Release: Oct 28, 2003 / ESRB: T

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Final Fantasy XI getting new late-game content Monday

Final Fantasy XI getting new late-game content Monday

Final Fantasy XI may be over a decade old, but Square Enix is still pumping out new updates to keep the fans engaged. Next Monday, it will get another late-game patch to its "Seekers of Adoulin" expansion.

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Final Fantasy XI 'Seekers of Adoulin' coming March 26

Final Fantasy XI 'Seekers of Adoulin' coming March 26

As you wait for Final Fantasy XIV to relaunch, Square Enix might tempt you back to its older MMORPG. Final Fantasy XI is getting the "Seekers of Adoulin" expansion on the PC and Xbox 360 next year, on March 26.

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Final Fantasy XI is the most profitable entry in the franchise

Final Fantasy XI is the most profitable entry in the franchise

What's the most profitable Final Fantasy ever? If you guessed Final Fantasy VII, you'd be wrong. Final Fantasy XI has earned Square Enix the most bank, thanks to its loyal paying subscriber base. "Looking at profitability, it's the top of all past FF games," CEO Yoichi Wada explained at a recent Vana Fest event.

Given the ongoing success of Final Fantasy's first MMO, Square Enix has announced a surprise expansion pack. Coming five years after the last expansion, "Seekers of Adoulin" will be available in 2013.

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Final Fantasy XI lawsuit dismissed

Final Fantasy XI lawsuit dismissed

A class-action lawsuit filed against Square Enix back in 2009, complaining about Final Fantasy XI, has been dismissed by a US court. It was accused of "deceptive advertising, unfair advertising, and fraudulent concealment to conceal certain critical information about their online games."

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Square Enix investigating Final Fantasy XI for Vita

Square Enix investigating Final Fantasy XI for Vita

Square Enix is investigating a port of Final Fantasy XI to the PlayStation Vita, but no plan has been set yet, reports Andriasang. Apparently at least some game designers have confidence in the device's online capabilities, so this could signal more MMOs to come. Also worth noting is the fact that they're considering the company's older MMORPG, rather than the newer Final Fantasy XIV. It's run into more than its share of troubles.

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Final Fantasy XI 'Abyssea Edition' coming to PC May 16

Final Fantasy XI 'Abyssea Edition' coming to PC May 16

Final Fantasy XI is getting another PC retail release that gathers all of the downloadable content in one handy package. Titled the 'Final Fantasy XI Ultimate Collection Abyssea Edition,' it will be released exclusively to PCs as a downloadable title on May 16, for $19.99.

The UCAE includes the standard game, along with the four expansion packs: Rise of the Zilart, Chains of Promathia, Treasures of Aht Urhgan, and Wings of the Goddess. It will also pack in all of the add-on scenarios released thus far, including the Abyssea battle areas that were added in 2010. Plus, it brings the Destrier Beret item, which is said to pack some bonuses to help players get a running start at the MMO. Read more »

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FFXI, FFXIV servers temporarily shut down due to quake, tsunami

FFXI, FFXIV servers temporarily shut down due to quake, tsunami

The 8.9-magnitude earthquake that hit Japan on Friday, and its resulting tremors and tsunami, have resulted in a temporary shut down for the Final Fantasy XI and Final Fantasy XIV servers.

The word came from Square Enix's Lodestone site over the weekend, announcing that the servers would be shut down due to Japanese power companies requesting energy conservation. It's currently planned for a week, starting from yesterday. Square's PlayOnline servers are also unavailable, including the Friends List, password recovery, and account cancellation. Read more »

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Three Final Fantasy 11 Add-Ons Queued Up

Square-Enix sends word that three "battle area" add-ons are in development for its MMORPG, Final Fantasy XI, for concurrent release beginning "early in the summer of 2010."

"This content will introduce new stages for epic combat, providing high-level players with new equipment to collect and challenging monsters to battle," according to the press release.

The first add-on, titled "Vision of Abyssea" will be the first available, priced at $9.99 and available on all three platforms: PC, PlayStation 2, and Xbox 360. The two additional add-ons, "Scars of Abyssea" and "Heroes of Abyssea", will be released throughout 2010. Read more »

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Square Plans Downloadable Final Fantasy XI Expansions for 2009

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Square Enix has announced plans to release three new downloadable expansions for Final Fantasy XI.

The MMO's 500,000 subscribers will be treated to three scenarios designed by Masato Kato, story and scenario writer for the original Final Fantasy XI and its first expansion, Rise of the Zilart.

The expansions will be released simultaneously across the PS2, PC and Xbox 360 platforms via the PlayOnline Viewer. The first download--titled "A Crystalline Prophecy - Ode of Life Bestowing"--is expected to arrive in spring of 2009, with the others to arrive in succession over the following months. Read more »

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Final Fantasy XI Prompts MMO Legislation

The Illinois General Assembly has passed a law requiring the developers of online games to allow account cancellations to be conducted online, prompted by complaints lodged at Square Enix's MMO Final Fantasy XI (PC, PS2, 360).

According to Silicon Alley Insider, State Representative Raymond Poe introduced the bill following complaints of Illinois resident Frank Edwards. who ran into difficulties cancelling his son's Final Fantasy XI account. Read more »

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