E3 ’09: Final Fantasy XIV In Development for 5 Years, to be “Best Final Fantasy Available”
posted on 06.03.09 at 04:05 PM EDT by (@salromano)

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During Square Enix’s press conference at E3, the company talks about how their original vision for Final Fantasy XIV was to create the “best Final Fantasy available”. According to them, the best would have to be a massively multiplayer online RPG. Square Enix seems pretty proud of themselves stating that “We hope to have the best story.” Sadly, we have no details yet on that story.

Square Enix also brought up the trailer debuted at SCEA’s press conference yesterday, saying that most of it was done in CG, however, some parts, such as the scene with the Galka fighting, were in-engine clips.

Final Fantasy XIV has been in development for nearly five years already. The new game will not follow the shoes of it’s precedessor and use the Play Online service, frankly because it’s terrible.

Square’s focusing on character growth in game, developing a job system to allow for natrual growth amongst players.

  • TezChi

    If it the “best final fantasy” and has the “best story” – surely it must have offline support? I just dont like MMO’s at the best of times, but Id consider it if it had offline play (meh, call me antisocial!)

  • FinalFantasy_fangirl

    I don’t understand why they can’t have a single player included… Not everybody is crazy about playing online… Anyway the trailer is beautiful but disappointed its a mmo..

    • http://gematsu.com Sal

      Probably because Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy Versus XIII are single-player games. =]

  • masamune

    i hope its story is better than FF7, FF7s story wuz great but if they did even better it would be legendary, (more or less).