You Should Probably Be Hyped for Final Fantasy XIV on PS4
Posted by Sammy Barker
MMO won't require a PS Plus subscription
We didn’t give Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn a particularly favourable score on the PlayStation 3, but the core game wasn’t really the reason for that. While we stressed that the title is actually an extremely strong MMO, we acknowledged that Sony’s ageing system wasn’t necessarily the best home for it. Fortunately, the PlayStation 4 has more than enough power to run the title properly.
Chatting with Game Watch magazine earlier this week, producer Naoki Yoshida told the Japanese publication that the next generation port is awesome – and that’s a comment that’s evidenced by the video clip embedded below. According to the developer, the game will run at 30 frames-per-second, but it will render as many characters on screen as possible, unlike the current-gen version. You’ll finally be able to schedule that Chocobo pet show that you always dreamed of.
The footage embedded below shows a chunk of gameplay running on the PS4, as well as a few minutes of Remote Play on one of those amazing lime green PlayStation Vitas. Apparently, you'll be able to play this game without a PlayStation Plus subscription, which is pretty neat if you don’t want to pay for multiple services. Unfortunately, you’ll still need to cough up a monthly fee for the game itself. Are you eager to visit the world of Eorzea? Join our party in the comments section below.