Final Fantasy XIV Online Trailer Impressions

Square Enix has a new massively multiplayer online game, and it's exclusive to the PS3.

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The mystery massively multiplayer online game that Square Enix has been working on was revealed at the Sony press conference today. Originally under the code name Rapture, the game is officially the next one in the long-running series and is titled Final Fantasy XIV online. A brief trailer was shown that had plenty of images from the game, with text floating across the screen that started with "On a forgotten page of eternity..." Heroes and gods were mentioned and the final word we were left with was a single name: Eorzea.

We saw sea creatures leaping out of water and flying reptiles soaring through the skies in the midst of an intense battle. The impressive cutscenes showed several characters in elaborate armor and different races, but we will have to track down the details tomorrow when we meet with Square Enix representatives regarding the game. At the end of the trailer, we saw a small group of heroes band together, with a chocobo standing patiently behind them as they looked to the impressive landscape before them.

Final Fantasy XIV Online will launch exclusively for the PlayStation 3 in 2010. Stay tuned to GameSpot because we will be live blogging the Square Enix meeting tomorrow at 11 a.m. PST that will cover the details of the game.

Discussion

178 comments
Wardishy
Wardishy

Does anyone know if this game is paid for by subscription (like WoW and FFXI)?

Gammet25
Gammet25

I'm so glad its coming to pc. Even if it doesn't beat World of Warcraft, Im still gonna enjoy it as a final fantasy geek.

by_my_scythe
by_my_scythe

I haven't played FFXI, but I've played FFXII and from the screenshots I've seen, the main hero of this game looks like Reks from FFXII. Look to me like FFXII really WAS a turning point in FF games. Because so far, they all follow similar design, culture, world, and HUD layouts. Personally I see that as a good thing. I loved WoW but hated paying for it. Hopefully this game will break boundaries without breaking the bank.

methodium
methodium

why is this in PC section when it claims to be a PS3 exclusive ?

triggercy
triggercy

I wonder when this game will come out.. maybe after all my hair are white.

Bootydancechamp
Bootydancechamp

I usually prefer to play mmo's on my pc, but i'm interested in trying this game on the ps3.

bisonfan2010
bisonfan2010

is this pay to play? or just pay once and play?

gostrider373
gostrider373

long time ffxi player.. and a bit bored of it now... really need a new mmorpg from SE and so i just cant wait for this one to b out. but jeez what date its comin out

Neptunesdragon
Neptunesdragon

So why are these people reading this old news and still leaving comments about it being ps3 exculsive when its also going to be on the PC? People do more research and earn some more respect.

maitkarro
maitkarro

I wonder when they will update the info here, maybe when some info will come out that it will e on Xbox too, don't like topic here:l only PS3 exclusive yeah right. Oh & I hope I will get into the Beta.

VXLbeast
VXLbeast

I hope this Final Fantasy turns out better than the last Online Final Fantasy (I am confident it will be). But, yah, a console based MMORPG? That is amazing! Can't wait to play this with all my friends.

Mazena86
Mazena86

PS3 exclusive MMO...? Good luck with that. I bet this game is aimed 90% towards Japanese audience.

Gammet25
Gammet25

I wonder if this game has the potential to be the next WoW. It'll be epic plus its a final fantasy.

Drower
Drower

ryanblomquist: No, those are the graphics of a trailer.

ryanblomquist
ryanblomquist

These are the graphics for an mmorpg?? SIGN ME UP NOW!!!

StarKiller14
StarKiller14

Defiantly going to be my first final fantasy game ever. CAN'T WAIT, WHEN CAN I PRE-ORDER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

StarKiller14
StarKiller14

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VXLbeast
VXLbeast

Wait, pay to play? Count me out...

VXLbeast
VXLbeast

Awesome! This will be amazing!

hkymike
hkymike

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hurry up and come out!

Breda_valley
Breda_valley

Must say that Im slightly disappointed by the trailers looking similar to ffxi (not much innovation?) but of course the graphics are suberb!! Played FFXI for about 2 years, and will play this one if they improve the 'fun for the casual' gamer too. Looking forward to this game!

bibleboy93
bibleboy93

@savagedp i know u posted in june but Runes of magic is a great mmorpg and it is 100% free but frre mmos income come from cash shop so just causes its free don't mean its bad

MERGATROYDER
MERGATROYDER

Final Fantasy XI was on the 360. Smart move? Why would I pay 50 bucks a year for XBL and then probably an additional 10 bucks a month to play XIV? The Playstation totes it's free online gaming community and then they release these details saying it's pay-to-play. Umm, I'm not broke but I'll go ahead and stay away from this one. What is so different from FF XI? It actually looks like the same game visuals. I played FFXI on my PC and it looked better then those screen shots. SE can only carry the FF name for so long. They proved it with making FFXII the worste FF to date.

Beg4Mercy1337
Beg4Mercy1337

Ok I have been reading these past comments and I have to say SHUT UP! Most of these people have no idea what there talking about, especially when the information is out! PS3 Fanboys claiming not to be Fanboy's are complete tools. To make things clear LADIES AND GENTLEMEN This is the truth! - FF14 Will be on the PC an PS3 This is confirmed. SE however has already officially stated that "Microsoft hardware is in mind" Sorry flaming Fanboys that means Xbox 360 not PC. - Being an MMORPG this size and caliber there WILL BE Subscription fees (Sorry to those poor people, maybe you should take up Wii) - Since it's going to sell like crazy it went from being a PS3 exclusive to being multiplatform in a week! Why is the idea of it coming to Xbox so outrageous! It would be a smart move for SE to bring a port onto Xbox! Especially since the market (sorry for the truth here) Is in favor of the Xbox. I'm not a Fanboy here I own a good PC, Xbox and a PS3. I Personally think PS3 Has better exclusives but everything simply runs better on a Xbox. I'm sick of everyone saying that developers are stupid for not touching the untapped potential of the PS3, Those people are idiots! You think game developers are stupid and not know what the PS3 is capable of? Seriously think a little, They develop all multiplatform games on the Xbox software because it simply sells better, runs better and has a way better online community.. why do you think more and more PS3 "Exclusives" are being ported over to 360?

detroitfireman
detroitfireman

Man Backash104. I guess you don't know much about FFXI and the MMORPG world. These types of games are designed mainly for computer. The ONLY reason this game is coming out for PS3 and possibly Xbox360 is because it is a "Final Fantasy" game. You said, "During the sony conference the guy said that it would be the only console exclussivly getting the game at release. Later it was confirmed to be on PC." I highly doubt that. They work on making sure the game is ready for the PC first before any consoles. That's why it will release on PC months before the PS3 release, just like FFXI was released on PC months before it came out on PS2. Also ppl who rule the game out b/c of the fee or say its too time intensive just aren't into MMORPGs b/c that's how any one of them are. But they should be happy b/c the single-player, offline FFXIII is coming out soon.

DryBomber5
DryBomber5

I've never played a final fantasy game before, but is this the first MMOG on the PS3? (Thats good) I might check it out. I'd have to check reviews first though.

yoshi_3_6_0
yoshi_3_6_0

@Kadaj311... The subscription fee is very important, as it costs the company a ton of money to maintain their immensely populated servers, not only keeping the game running smoothly, but also frequently altering and adding new game content. @Kingsi7e... There will surely be subscription fees on both the PC and the PS3, as there was a subscription fee on the PS2 for FFXI. @WarLokk1980... There were a number of reasons why FFXI was overly difficult and tended to drag on. Square Enix has addressed those issues and promised them to be changed/fixed in FFXIV, with the most notable improvements being its newfound aim at the casual user and the ability to go solo, as opposed to being forced to party up.

Pandemic-7
Pandemic-7

ill definitely keep an eye on this one...

WarLokk1980
WarLokk1980

I played Final Fantasy XI ofr a two months and it got pretty boring so I don't think I'll be getting FF XIV especially if there's a charge. Hey Babyyakuza, WTF! I don't own an XBox 360 but there are plenty of good RPG's on XBox and PC. Elder Scrolls VI Oblivion, Fallout 3, The Last Remnant, The Witcher (PC), Fable II, Mass Effect, Tales of Vesperia and Lost Odyssey. You're telling me that XBox is only good for FPS? Well the same could be said about PS3. Personally I think that PC is the best platform and FF XIV will be popular on all the platforms.

Babyyakuza
Babyyakuza

really hoping this games DOES NOT gets into xbox. Let the xbox kids play their FPS (halo) sony was meant for RPGs

kingsi7e
kingsi7e

It'll be a burn if they release PS3 version with no subscription fee, and PC one with. However I highly doubt it, in the end it is a big MMO, and not some Call of Duty server.

Saithan
Saithan

The official website says ps3 AND windows. I guess that makes it hard to understand? :P

acme22
acme22

@G00DANG Jack Tretton said it will be exclusive for ps3 console in 2010. What's so hard to understand this guys?

acme22
acme22

@kadaj311 It's not strange for an mmorpg to be subscription based. However it is strange if you expect it not to have one.

ZombieKingX
ZombieKingX

I'm betting and hoping it has a subscription fee. It'll pay to maintain the server and provide development for new content.

kadaj311
kadaj311

I am really looking forward to this game but if they try to pull an XI and charge a monthly fee then I'm not even going to bother buying it. PSN is already free and there are plenty of games that run free servers 24/7 theres no reason charge a monthly fee for a game that you already have to buy.

mat1775
mat1775

IT's EXCLUSIVE TO PLAYSTATION CONSOLE, A COMPUTER IS NOT A CONSOLE

hXcGaming
hXcGaming

This game is NOT PS3 exclusive. It says right on the official website.... Platforms: Playstation 3, Windows.

G00DANG
G00DANG

This looks good but the fact you have to pay a monthly subscription doesn't. I dont expect this to stay an exclusive for long though, too much money to be made by making it multi-platform.

Elhan
Elhan

It's exclusive to the PS3 this week. I hope it remains that way. However Square is fickle.

savagedp
savagedp

FOr those hoping that FFXIV will be free....there's a very high chance that it won't be. In fact, I don't know any MMO that's good and is free... Those that are free want you to buy their in game gold... and those ain't very good either. so if its free, good for everyone. if its not, it doesn't matter too. at least it weed out those who don't really wanna play but just wanna join the crowd and clog the server

amritandsimrit
amritandsimrit

OK, I don't know if this was covered or not, but I saw it on the first page of this forum... but XIV will not be using PlayOnline. I'm sooo excited. Was a big fan of FFXI; XIV looks like it will be quite different, but still good it looks like it will have great graphics for an MMO, and a new combat system is promised. Just really want more data to come out for it.

FinalDuo1886
FinalDuo1886

I wonder whats going too happen too FFXI? Aw well, I was looking for another MMORPG to cross over and play anyways :D. And yes! Its 9-10 going too have fees, cause it 9-10 going to be played on PlayOnline server (Square Enix) like FFXI.

ckern1285
ckern1285

" Final Fantasy XIV Online will launch exclusively for the PlayStation 3 in 2010. Stay tuned to GameSpot because we will be live blogging the Square Enix meeting tomorrow at 11 a.m. PST that will cover the details of the game. " Where is this?

jimbob40k
jimbob40k

sounds good , most exclusives on ps3 have gone multi platform, hopefully this will be a good exclusive that ps3 can have under its belt! psn: jimbob40k add me!!!

Backash104
Backash104

During the sony conference the guy said that it would be the only console exclussivly getting the game at release. Later it was confirmed to be on PC also but PC IS NOT! a console so he wasn't wrong. As for the exclusive point he said at release didn't say ever. As for all the people commenting on a fee there will definately be one I don't know of any MMO's really that don't have some kind of fee.