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FF XIV Overhaul: A Realm Reborn trailer

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Initial post: Jul 26, 2012 8:11:58 AM PDT

Final Fantasy XIV, Totally Overhauled, Is Now Called A Realm Reborn
Jason Schreier
Square Enix is rebuilding Final Fantasy XIV in a project that has now been rebranded "A Realm Reborn," the publisher said today.

Previously called "Version 2.0," this will be the next incarnation of Square's massively multiplayer online game, which has been modified quite a bit since it first came out last year.

Posted on Jul 26, 2012 8:12:38 AM PDT
StriderNeo15 says:
I hope it doesn't suck this time.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 26, 2012 8:12:56 AM PDT
Oskar2525 says:
Did you play it?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 26, 2012 8:14:24 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 26, 2012 8:14:50 AM PDT
I played XIV for a few months after some major patches and eventually just gave up on it.

It's dead in the water before it launches, no matter how much they try to salvage it... unless they relaunch it as a free to play MMO. I think that would be their only chance to get players in again.

Posted on Jul 26, 2012 8:15:27 AM PDT
NeoStar9 says:
I wish there was another of getting the client instead of downloading. Square should set it up where you mail in your orignal disc from when the game first launched and they send you the new client.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 26, 2012 8:16:50 AM PDT
Oskar2525 says:
Maybe that is part of the September announcement...

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 26, 2012 8:17:08 AM PDT
StriderNeo15 says:

Posted on Jul 26, 2012 8:18:27 AM PDT
GarionOrb says:
Nice trailer, but doesn't really show much in the way of gameplay, lol. Still on the fence about this game.

Posted on Jul 26, 2012 8:20:50 AM PDT
Oskar2525 says:
The trailer says coming soon to PS3 and PC... We will see

Posted on Jul 26, 2012 8:37:33 AM PDT
Joel H. says:
I would buy this for ps3. FFXI was an underrated game.

Posted on Jul 26, 2012 8:46:06 AM PDT
Athas says:
"All the Square's horses and all the Enix' men Couldn't put FFXIV back together again."

Sorry, but this train left long time ago, the rail's been long disbanded, the station torn down.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 26, 2012 8:48:05 AM PDT
meta Tron says:
It was? It seems to be quite a success story. It's had a solid fanbase for a decade, and it's been Square's most profitable entry in the series.

But regarding FFXIV, I'd give it a try if it went FTP. Especially on the PS3...that would be totally rad.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 26, 2012 9:08:19 AM PDT
Joel H. says:
How much did you hate FFXI?

Posted on Jul 26, 2012 9:42:32 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 26, 2012 9:50:13 AM PDT
I loved XI but XIV is just a joke.

hope they spent all this time making the gameplay like that trailer.

haven't been able to find a better MMO since.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 26, 2012 10:05:46 AM PDT
meta Tron says:
I have no opinion on it, as I haven't played it.

Posted on Jul 26, 2012 10:26:38 AM PDT
The only thing I didn't like about 11 was how grindy and not solo friendly it was but I heard that changed quite a bit in the later years. Loved what I played of it though. 14 was just a flat out travesty. I have a hard time imagining a fixed version of something so broken but I'd give it a spin if they want to let me check it out for free.

Posted on Jul 26, 2012 10:29:54 AM PDT
GarionOrb says:
Wait...the vibe I'm getting from this post is that people who already own FFXIV have to purchase it all over that right?

Posted on Jul 26, 2012 10:30:03 AM PDT
Ice King says:
As long as it's still an MMO I'll wait for the next proper Final Fantasy game.

Posted on Jul 26, 2012 6:37:21 PM PDT
Pingino220 says:
So cute that people who haven't played the game or only played the current version for a month or two can say it sucks. And no Garion current subscribers get the game for new version for free + discounted monthly fees and a special item to be named later.

Posted on Jul 26, 2012 6:53:49 PM PDT
Jacob Dyer says:
Free to play wouldn't make a difference to me. In my experience, FTP is never free.

Posted on Jul 26, 2012 7:01:08 PM PDT
aidenraine says:
I played XI for 6 years on and off before eventually quitting for good. I loved the game way back when. sure, it wasn't solo friendly and required grinding, but it was FUN. then they killed it with Abyssea. I played XIV for a little bit back when it was free before the 2.0 overhaul. I didn't think it was so bad, just would've been better if I would've had people to play it with. haven't played since then, though. I'm actually hoping they can fix the game and make it fun like how XI was back in the day.

Posted on Jul 26, 2012 7:25:18 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 27, 2012 10:04:56 AM PDT
Scratchy says:
Doubt Square will ever reproduce the golden years of FFXI. I'll try it one day but i'm afraid if i end up liking it, one morning i will end up buried under my backlog.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 26, 2012 10:29:01 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 31, 2012 8:56:25 PM PDT
Florida says:
Square Enix Timeline: (Current)

August ~ September 2012:
Final Fantasy XIV Online Patch 1.23a Update
Final Fantasy XIV Online Patch 1.23b Update
Final Fantasy XIV Online patch 1.23c)Update (Final Ver. 1 Patch)
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Alpha testing begins (Legacy Member Exclusive? Stay tuned to find out...)
Software distribution of A Realm Reborn (Full Game) comes downloadable via SE account for all current paying customers or have payed in the past. (Note to become a Legacy member of Final fantasy XIV, you must have accumulated 90 days of payment prior the start of alpha testing. Please go to FFXIV's The lodestone for more information.)
Mid-September ~ October 2012:
Current version of Final Fantasy XIV comes to its conclusion as Servers will shut down End of september.
Alpha testing ends.
Closed-Beta testing begins (All current playing/paying customers of Final Fantasy XIV Only.)
1 month server shutdown aka. "Reboot" phase as data is transfered into the new world servers.
Open-Beta Testing begins PC Only (Middle October)
November 2012:
Timelined launch of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PC Only/Current Players Only)
2 Month Free-Trial Period (2 Month Headstart) for all current PC players Only
Playstation 3: Alpha Testing begins
December 2012:
Playstation 3: Alpha Testing ends
Playstation 3: Closed-Beta Testing
January 2013:
Playstation 3: Closed-Beta Testing ends
Playstation 3: Open-Beta Testing
Playstation 3: Open Beta Testing ends
End of January ~ Feb.
Official worldwide launch of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn for PS3/PC

====This timeline is based on Naoki Yoshidas official 2.0 timeline via The lodestone and has assured the players it is on schedule====

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 27, 2012 4:39:03 AM PDT
But... it does pretty much suck? I mean come on, even the devs confirmed it was a carp release. Sure, there's super-defensive fan things for the game, but really it's not good. I'd rather play Rappellz.

I played for several months while it was sub-free and many of the design choices they made just killed the game. It didn't have any hook to it, the areas were barren, and most people just wanted to solo and ignored other players. It looked pretty... but that's about all it had going for it.

There are other MMOs out there that do it better with more of a "fun factor". Even after the major patches, 14 was a major letdown.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 27, 2012 1:32:29 PM PDT
MidnightKid says:
not anymore. this game (A relm reborn) gives gw2 a run for their money-and thats no easy feat!
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