Final Fantasy XIV is now 'A Realm Reborn'

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is not only "a symbol of a completely new Final Fantasy XIV, but also marks the beginning of a new stage as the latest title in the Final Fantasy series."

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The Final Fantasy franchise is no stranger to oddly-numbered games. (Look no further than Final Fantasy XIII-2, for example.) However, it appears the company didn't want to call its upcoming MMO reboot "Final Fantasy XIV version 2.0." Instead, it's given the revamped online game a new subtitle.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is not only "a symbol of a completely new Final Fantasy XIV, but also marks the beginning of a new stage as the latest title in the Final Fantasy series," director Naoki Yoshida said in the announcement.

A Realm Reborn "has been rebuilt from the ground up," Square Enix notes, and features "a new world to explore and storyline to experience." Plans for "version 2.0" were announced last year, when the original Final Fantasy XIV launched as a critical flop.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is planned for both Windows PC and PlayStation 3. While Square Enix didn't offer an updated timeline, the PC version is expected to go fully live by year's end, while a PS3 version should enter beta around the same time.

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    July 26, 2012 10:00 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Final Fantasy XIV is now 'A Realm Reborn'.

    Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is not only "a symbol of a completely new Final Fantasy XIV, but also marks the beginning of a new stage as the latest title in the Final Fantasy series."

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      July 26, 2012 10:26 AM

      A Realm Reborn "has been rebuilt from the ground up," Square Enix notes, and features "a new world to explore and storyline to experience." Plans for "version 2.0" were announced last year, when the original Final Fantasy XIV launched as a critical flop.

      Wait what? FF XIV never came out did it?

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        July 26, 2012 10:27 AM

        It's been out for almost 2 years.

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          July 26, 2012 10:35 AM

          oh wow look at that it has. Jeez, had no idea this actually came out.

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      July 26, 2012 10:29 AM

      2010 for PC, PS3 port still being worked on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Final_Fantasy_XIV

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      July 26, 2012 10:32 AM

      It'd be interesting to see if any of the storyline or dialog takes light of the fact that the initial launch such a tremendous flop. Similarly, I'd like to know if the "reborn" realm is tied more to the story or to the fact that they had to redesign it from the ground up.

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        July 26, 2012 10:36 AM

        The main storyline has mostly been re-written in the current version that centers around researching and preparing for basically what is expected to be an apocalypses. Lots of missions/quests are dedicated to this.

        Every patch leading up to 2.0 has also had this thing coming closer which is expected to destroy the world in some fashion to link the the total world re-design that will be in 2.0:

        http://images.wikia.com/finalfantasy/images/8/87/FFXIV_Dalamud_120.jpg

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      July 26, 2012 10:46 AM

      So they are launching an MMO on the PS3 right around the time the PS4 is coming out???? Brilliant.

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        July 26, 2012 1:51 PM

        What planet are you living on that will see the PS4 released early next year?

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