Final Fantasy XIV for PS3 coming “at all costs”

July 13, 2011 / 09:53 PM EDT / (@salromano)

The PlayStation 3 version of Final Fantasy XIV is far from cancelled. An interview with producer Naoki Yoshida, published by the official Final Fantasy XIV community team, confirms the PS3 version is still on the way.

“Of course,” said Yoshida, asked if the PS3 version is still underway. “Development is proceeding, do not worry! The PS3 version will come out at all costs.”

Many had doubted the PlayStation 3 version’s release due to the game’s more-than-bumpy launch. Looks like there’s no need to worry.

Two versions of the interview were conducted — one in English and one in French. The French interview included the PS3 question.

Thanks, DualShockers.

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  • KingKelloggTheWaffleHaggler

    I hope its good,its one of the few MMO’s Im actually interested in.

    Though I hate subscription fees

  • http://xcite79.1up.com Keegs79

    I love Final Fantasy but I am skipping it. I don’t like MMOs and the terrible reviews for the PC version was bad enough.

    • KingKelloggTheWaffleHaggler

      @Keegs79: They are completely redoing the game

      • whiteferrero

        @KingKelloggTheWaffleHaggler: are they changing the gameplay? coz honestly previous version looked so boring

      • http://xcite79.1up.com Keegs79

        @KingKelloggTheWaffleHaggler: I would already assume so its taking so long but as I said, I don’t like MMOs and not willing to pay monthly to play a single game. I like traditional Final Fantasy that is focused on the story.

        • KingKelloggTheWaffleHaggler

          @Keegs79: Im with you in the pay thing

  • go-go-boy

    i hope it does i really want to play this dcu online was a letdown so want this one to change that because i really don’t like mmos but this and the secret world did catch my eye.

  • Zero

    It’s been improved drastically. And this month they are fixing to release the first big patch for the game. I’ve heard rumor about a October release, and if they can get the next few big patches out before then, I’d no be surprised to see it finally released.

    Will they finally force people to pay to play? Doubtful, they are still looking into ways to change the current focus of the game, the guild leve system. They want to turn that into a more casual feature, and put in new things for the more core and hardcore audience. It sounds risky, and it is. When a game launches like 14 did, you have to expect big risky changes like that though.

    On the official form they already discussed adding several new jobs to the game, re structuring the battle system from the ground up, and possibly adding an auction house to the game. So, some big changes could be in store for the game.

    The question many of you ask, if the game released on PS3 today, would it be worth picking up for 60 bucks? Yes and No.

    The initial cost of 60 bucks would be pretty harsh for a game so incomplete, missing so many standard mmorpg elements, and still implementing game play features most gamers consider standard, and would likely be appalled at the fact the features are not already in the game in the first place. The start of the game can be tough to catch on to. Yes, you can learn yourself, through trial and error, and failures that give you more experience, but keep in mind, the game is very unrewarding in that aspect. You really have to be willing to look for a linkshell to join, and ask questions.

    The current community of FF 14 is the reason it still exists to begin with. And they can help get you started on playing the game, the right way. The easy way to put it is, nothing is here to hold your hand, very little tutorials are in the game at all. You really need to seek knowledge from other players, they can help you and give you knowledge you wouldn’t gain until after several likely annoying and problematic experiences.

    And, that’s another thing, the game is very rough around the edges, and has many small issues that need fixing. Now, how can I spin what I just typed into something good?

    The game is free to play, its being fixed by a very active development team that care about the community and players, and despite being rough around the edges, it has its great moments, and potential is oozing all over. It’s also a very pretty game, and when you consider its free to play, after paying for the initial game, its a pretty good bargain.

    It really depends on if your willing to give the game a chance, not just the first time you play it, but for the months to come as well. The community is quite good, and you will meet some great people, and have some nice moments. Along with that though, you will quickly start to find and see the problems with the game. The question is, will those be enough, along with some inevitable frustration, to make you want to quit, and not give the game a shot? If that sounds like you, I wouldn’t buy it, even a few months from now.

    Even if all 3 big patches release by then, it won’t be ready, it will be more like it should have been at launch, but it will still be very much a work in development.

  • Zero

    Looking back at my own comment, I realize it was pretty harsh. If they do release the game at a discounted price point, I’d be more lenient on the buy it or not question.

    It also depends on how good the next few patches are, but the bottom line is, you would be taking a chance purchasing it, but I suppose its that way with every mmorpg, especially ones on console.

    With the dev team so set on making it happen, you could at least rest easy that the game will continue to improve. Free to play is also nice. :)

  • DarthXehanort

    Oh, good news!