Final Fantasy XIV Heavensward Expansion Announced

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Square Enix has announced Heavensward, the first expansion pack for its MMO Final Fantasy XIV, will release in spring 2015.

The Game's director Naoki Yoshida announced the news in his keynote at the Final Fantasy XIV Fanfest event in Las Vegas. Heavensward, which will be part of the 3.0 update to the game, will raise the level cap to 60, and introduce new Primals, dungeons, high end raids, and jobs.

The game will get a new playable race. Yoshida didn't say which race, only that it's not Viangaa, as previously rumored.

Players will also be able to build airships to explore "Ishgard and beyond," and new huge open areas in the game.

The expansion will focus on the Dragonsong War, a thousand-year conflict between Ishgard and Dravania that players will have to end.

Square Enix said that it will reveal more information about the expansion at the London Fan Festival on October 25.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn was released in August last year for the PlayStation 3 and PC, followed by a PlayStation 4 launch in April this year. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's reviews.

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