The team from Square Enix met with press at E3 to talk about the
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The game will be available for the PC as well as the PS3 and Square
Enix are still considering Microsoft options. The game however will be
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With new races and a new world to explore players will have loads of
options to enjoy.
The press asked a lot of questions about FFXIV and its relationship to
FFXI. The game will be completely separate and there are no plans to
phase out FFXI Online, the community and game will remain intact for
players. With FFXIV Square Enix hopes to bring some casual players into
the online universe. They want players to enjoy game play even if they
do not have the time to play for long hours. The game will also have
loads of content so players can definitely take their time in leveling
and seeing everything. They also made a point to say they do not want a
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FFXIV will have a worldwide launch simultaneously in four languages.
will be available in Japanese, English, German, and French. The
question was asked if there would be worldwide servers and the team
explained that it would depend on the beta testing and how things went.
Also, Square Enix explained that the game will not use the Play Online
System, so players will not have to go through the rigors of the Play
Online System for FFXIV.
This announcement came at the end of the press
conference and had many people happy about a new more clean system.
In closing Square Enix was clear that they want to make the best Final
Fantasy game thru the MMO genre for players to experience. They are
looking to implement new systems to the genre but unfortunately could
not talk much about the design of the game at this time. The team
remains working hard on the game and from what we saw in the trailer
there is a lot to look forward to for MMO players and Final Fnatasy
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