Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn News
News PS Plus Members Can Get a Free Fast Travel in Final Fantasy 14
Available until 1st June
Final Fantasy XIV players looking to save some Gil will want to take advantage of a new PS Plus bonus that went live on the PS Store earlier today. Available until 1st June 2023, active members can claim a free Aetheryte, which acts as a fast travel point for you in the game world. You will eventually need to renew it, but...
News Final Fantasy 14 Patch 6.4 The Dark Throne Launches on PS5, PS4 Next Week
The story continues
The neverending forward march of Final Fantasy XIV continues (even if director Yoshi-P is currently obsessed with Zelda), with a trailer being released for the next chapter in the long-running MMO. The next patch, 6.4 - The Dark Throne, will set the stage for the next (as-yet-unannounced) major expansion and goes live next week,...
Random Final Fantasy 14's Yoshi-P Couldn't Stop Playing Zelda During PS5, PS4 MMO's Test Stream
Do not disturb
As we alluded to in our other article on the subject, the industry has been put on pause for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of Kingdom. And not even Final Fantasy 14 director Naoki Yoshida could put down his Nintendo Switch for a recent test stream, featuring the game’s v6.4 update. Any guesses for what he’s playing? Clearl
News Final Fantasy 14 Is Becoming Almost Impossible to Resist on PS5, PS4
You're already dead
Final Fantasy 14 is one of the biggest games on the planet, but Square Enix isn’t satisfied. The juggernaut publisher is constantly trying to tempt new players to its titan MMO, and a new offer eligible through 8th May, 2023 is sure to convert a few remaining holdouts to the addictive and ever-expanding world of Eorzea...
News Final Fantasy 14 World First Raiders Stripped of Achievement, Naoki Yoshida 'Extremely Disappointed'
For the use of prohibited third-party mods
The Final Fantasy XIV raid scene has been rocked by controversy (again) following the revelation that the Japanese raid team that was World's First to clear The Omega Protocol (Ultimate) did so with the aid of third-party mods. The Omega Protocol is a super-challenging raid encounter added in patch 6.31...
News Gods Revel, Lands Tremble as Final Fantasy 14's Mammoth Patch 6.3 Is Revealed
Plenty of work to be done
Final Fantasy XIV continues to be one of the deepest rabbit holes a console player can lose themselves down, with the onslaught of content continuing in the next upcoming major patch, 6.3, entitled Gods Revel, Lands Tremble. Launching in early January 2023, Gods Revel, Lands Tremble will continue the MSQ and follow the...
News Final Fantasy 14's Next Major Patch, Buried Memory, Launches on 23rd August
You reap what you sow
The release date for uber-popular MMO Final Fantasy XIV patch 6.2, Buried Memory, has been announced. You can look forward to living a carefree life on your Island Sanctuary on 23rd August, on PS5 and PS4. Buried Memory introduces a swathe of new content, and in addition to moving the MSQ along, making changes to PVP and...
News Find Final Fantasy 14 Intimidating? Get Onboard with This Six-Part Starter Guide Series
Its easy, just jump in
Ever wanted to get into Final Fantasy XIV, the critically acclaimed MMO from Square Enix? It's simple! Just make sure you check out this quick six-part video series first, to get your head around the many different aspects of adventuring in Eorzea. All kidding aside, this is a pretty cool series and a great way of minimizing...
News Final Fantasy XIV Community Joins in Song; 1400 Vocalists Contribute to Powerful Cover
Be right back, we just have something in our eye
Music producer and orchestral composer extraordinaire, Alex Moukala, has done it again, arranging a powerful cover of the Final Fantasy XIV track "Close in the Distance" that features 1400 vocalists, 1000 of which are contributors from the game's community. It even features famous guest contributors...
News Final Fantasy XIV Is Getting a Farming Simulation Mode in Patch 6.2 Buried Memory
Chocobo chicks and building bricks
In the ever-expanding universe of Final Fantasy XIV, few stones have been left unturned in terms of content. We learned that yet more is coming to the massively popular MMO during yesterday's Letter From the Producer livestream. There have been casino-style minigames, returning card games from previous games in...
News Final Fantasy XIV is Running a Free Login Campaign Until the End of the Month
But there is a catch. Several, actually
Final Fantasy XIV, the mega-popular MMO that just keeps on keeping on, is currently running a free login campaign, from now until the end of the month, or more specifically, until 30 June 2022, 3:59 pm BST. This means that if you are eligible you can return to the game for free, without paying the re
News Final Fantasy 14, 16 Producer Doesn't Sound Very Interested in the 'Metaverse'
Not enough Fantasy
Square Enix recently raised a lot of eyebrows when it sold off most of its Western studios and properties to Embracer Group — a move that would, apparently, allow the company to invest in "blockchain, AI, and the cloud". Not necessarily the kind of thing that fans of Square Enix's games want to hear, is it? Not when the...
News Final Fantasy 14 Will Finally Return to the PS Store Later This Month
The Endwalker is in sight
In case you didn't already know, Final Fantasy XIV was removed from sale on digital storefronts — including the PlayStation Store — in December 2021, following the release of Endwalker, the MMO's latest expansion. Why? Well, it was because of sheer popularity. Endwalker was such a colossal hit that the game's servers...
News Final Fantasy 14 Endwalker Out Now on PS5, PS4
The MMO continues
There's no stopping MMO Final Fantasy XIV, and its latest expansion Endwalker will surely be its biggest yet. The latest batch of content is now available on PlayStation 5 and PS4, priced at £36.99/$39.99. This is pitched as the conclusion to Hydaelyn and Zodiark's story, and you also get to go to the moon, which is pretty cool...
News Final Fantasy XIV Is Now the Most Profitable Game in the Entire Series, Surpasses 24 Million Players
There's simply no stopping Final Fantasy XIV. The MMORPG has gone from strength to strength in recent years, bolstered by superb expansions like Stormblood and Shadowbringers. And now, as we close in on the upcoming release of Endwalker, Square Enix has confirmed that Final Fantasy XIV is the most profitable Final Fantasy game ever...
News Final Fantasy XIV Players Hold Brilliant In-Game Vigil Following Death of Berserk Creator
Dark Knights line the streets
The Final Fantasy XIV community has been known to organise some impressive gatherings for real-world causes, and this latest show of support is no different. Following the sad passing of Berserk creator, author, and artist Kentaro Miura, players have taken to the virtual streets in order to pay their respects. As...
News Final Fantasy XIV Online Arrives on PS5 in April with Open Beta, Promises Huge Performance Boost
Endwalker expansion also announced
Immensely popular MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV Online will journey to PlayStation 5 later this year, starting with an open beta on the 13th April. It promises a substantial boost in overall performance when compared to the PS4 version of the game, with "significantly improved frame-rates, faster load times, 4K...
Reminder Final Fantasy 14 Reveals Its Next Expansion Today
Here's when and where to tune in
After announcing the digital event all the way back in late November, the day has finally arrived for fans of Final Fantasy XIV. Square Enix will be revealing the MMO's next big expansion later today, following in the footsteps of Stormblood and Heavensward. You'll be able to catch the livestream over on the Japanese...
News Final Fantasy 14 Announcement Showcase Planned for February 2021
Next expansion reveal likely
Square Enix will be hosting a special announcement showcase on 5th February 2021 for its grand online MMO Final Fantasy XIV, where a number of "cool things" will be shown. The broadcast will include a live interpretation from Japanese to English, meaning European and US players will be able to follow along. The live...
News Final Fantasy 14 Will Be Playable on PS5 via Backwards Compatibility with Performance Improvements
Faster loading, smoother performance
Ginormous MMO sensation Final Fantasy 14 will be fully playable on the PlayStation 5 using backwards compatibility, and its performance will be improved on Sony’s next-gen console. Speaking during a livestream where Square Enix outlined the immediate roadmap for the release – including an update due out in...
News Square Enix Hoping to Bring Final Fantasy XIV Online to PS5
Bring those characters over
Update: Square Enix has reached out to us to clarify the comments of director Naoki Yoshida: "While not a confirmation, Yoshida-san expressed a hope that Final Fantasy XIV Online may one day appear on the next generation of Sony console." Original Article: Final Fantasy XIV Online was always going to be playable on...
News Sony Teams Up with Company Behind Witcher Netflix Series to Create Final Fantasy XIV TV Show
Yes, it's live action
Well here's a story we didn't quite see coming. Sony Pictures -- that's Sony's TV and movie arm -- is teaming up with production company Hivemind to make a live action TV series based on Final Fantasy XIV. Hivemind is the company behind Netflix's adaptation of The Witcher, by the way. The Final Fantasy XIV series will "tell an...
E3 2018 Final Fantasy XIV Meets Monster Hunter: World in New Crossover Event
The hunt is on
Later this Summer, Square Enix will be bringing a special event to the world of Eorza in Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn. With the help of Capcom, Monster Hunter: World is arriving in the MMO, giving players the chance to assist a cheeky little Palico and hunt down a deadly Rathalos. More information should be...
News Final Fantasy XIV Online Is Now Totally Free to Play Until Level 35
Time restrictions removed
Generally considered the best MMO on PlayStation 4, Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn provides a near endless supply of adventure - for a price. For those who don't know, A Realm Reborn makes use of a subscription model, so naturally, Square Enix is always trying to bolster the game's user base by hooking new...
News Square Enix to Release Final Fantasy XIV Inspired Live-Action Series
A fantasy based on reality
Square Enix and Japanese broadcast network TBS are releasing a live-action drama series based around Final Fantasy XIV. The series is apparently based on a real-life story of a father and son who have difficulties communicating with each other. When the father receives a PS4 for his 60th birthday, he decides to start...
News You Can Jump Back into Final Fantasy XIV For Free Until the 4th January
Back in the chocobo saddle
If you've been on a break from your adventures in Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn, then you may be interested in knowing that the MMO is currently offering a free play period. In other words, you don't need an active subscription in order to log in and enjoy the world of Eorzea. Lasting until the 4th January, the...
News Blitzball in Final Fantasy XIV Online? It May Be Considered
3, 2, 1, blitz
As if you didn't already have enough to do in Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn, blitzball - the underwater football-like sport from Final Fantasy X - may end up being added to the massively multiplayer online adventure. The news comes via IGN, after the publication spoke to Naoki Yoshida, the title's director. "We can't say...
News Fan of Final Fantasy XIV? This Trailer Is Definitely the Best Thing You'll See Today
In what has to be one of the best joke trailers we've seen in a long time, Square Enix has slapped the cast of Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn into a Street Fighter-esque brawl, and released the madness in the form of the video that we've embedded. The fake trailer was shown during a recent Japanese live event regarding the...
News Bring an End to Final Fantasy XIV's Storyline with Its Next Big Patch
Heavensward, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn's first expansion, is out in three months, and Square Enix is giving players the opportunity to prepare for the end-game content that's to come. Patch 2.55 is ready and waiting to be downloaded, adding a thrilling conclusion to the end of the base game's storyline. Focussing on the...
News It's Your Last Chance to Upgrade Final Fantasy XIV from PS3 to PS4
It really is final
With hot next-gen exclusives like Bloodborne and Final Fantasy Type-0 HD being released over the past month, it's arguably been a good time to jump the generational gap. If you bought into Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn on the PlayStation 3, this weekend will be your last chance to upgrade to the PlayStation 4 version,...
News Explore Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward's New Zones with This Trailer
We had a good feeling about today's Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn panel at PAX East, and we weren't wrong. Not only did the massively multiplayer online role-playing game's expansion finally get a release date, but we've also been gifted with this great first look at Heavensward's new zones -- or locales, for those unfamiliar with...
News Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward Gets a Release Date, Soars into the Sky this Summer
You can pre-order this month, too
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn's first expansion, Heavensward, will launch this summer, producer Naoki Yoshida confirmed during today's PAX East panel. Joking about the date, Yoshida explained that he understands many fans will be disappointed that the add-on won't be coming this spring, but he wanted to make it...
Live Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward Loots More Details at PAX East
The lizard men cometh
If you've been eagerly awaiting more information regarding Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn's upcoming first expansion, then you may want to tune into the game's PAX East livestream. Producer Naoki Yoshida will be on hand to discuss the title's seemingly massive add-on, and the panel goes live at 17:00PM GMT. Are you hoping...
News You Can Look Forward to Some Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward Expansion News Tomorrow
If you're a fan of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, then you're probably eagerly awaiting the massively multiplayer online role-playing game's upcoming expansion, Heavensward. Review: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn The colossal sounding add-on, which features whole new locations, an increased level cap, three new job types, and a...
News Final Fantasy XIV's Fantastic PS4 Theme Is Now Available and Free in Europe
A theme reborn
The PlayStation 4 doesn't have a great selection of themes. The official Destiny one isn't too bad, and there are a couple of other additions to the PlayStation Store that are nice enough, but there's nothing available that we'd consider essential downloads. That's changed today, however, as the fantastic Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm...
News Log into Final Fantasy XIV Before September 10th and You May Find Lightning Moping About
Lightning strikes thrice
Journey into the realm of Eorzea before the 10th September and you may just run into a familiar face. That's right, Final Fantasy XIII's Lightning is carving her way into Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn once again, as she returns for the third event of this kind. Even if you're not a fan of Lightning and her rather...
News Latest Final Fantasy XIV Patch Doesn't Skimp on Trimmings
Hope you have a doggy bag
Whether you're up to date with your raids or you've left your account to go unloved, the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4's popular MMO Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has a bucket load of juicy new content to keep you entertained during the summer and beyond. With everything from player-versus-player to Chocobo breeding...
E3 2014 Shiva and Ramuh Will Be Coming to Final Fantasy XIV
Since its launch last year, MMO adventure Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has not only seen a wave of additional content, but a PlayStation 4 release, too. With patch 2.3, Defenders of Eorzea, right around the corner, a new trailer entitled 'A Realm in Peril' has been revealed for E3. Highlighting the ongoing battle against the...
News Final Fantasy XIV Fans Gather in Memorial of Fallen Friend
Gone but not forgotten
Death in gaming is meaningless. When we fall at the feet of a particularly challenging boss or a cunning camper, typically we hit the restart button and try again. However, there are no such opportunities to respawn in real life, and so the passing of a popular Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn player this week prompted...
Out This Week Final Fantasy XIV, Trials Fusion, FIFA World Cup
Lift the ultimate prize
While the release calendar historically shuts up shop at the end of the fiscal year, this week’s outrageous roster of PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita arrivals has different ideas in mind. Following on from last week’s experimental edition of ‘Out This Week’, we’re back with another hastily prepared look at...
News Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Gets PS4 Gameplay Launch Trailer
"I'm Phoenix Down with that"
To celebrate its release on the PlayStation 4 today, Square Enix has deployed a launch trailer for its massively multiplayer online game Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. In typical overblown JRPG fashion, the gameplay video showcases towering castles, beautiful vistas, tumultuous dragons, and a fair bit of...
News Don't Forget Your Free Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn PS4 Upgrade
The PlayStation 4's latest MMO goes live in the form of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn today, and whether you're a regular visitor to Eorzea or your copy of the game is lying dormant on your shelf, you can now finally experience this adventure in the high-definition that it so richly deserves. With every person who has purchased a copy...
News This Fancy Final Fantasy XIV PS4 Really Is a Limited Edition
One of a kind
Despite the recent release of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, the PlayStation 4 is starting to slump in Japan. While the system remains difficult to track down in the West, the changing nature of the Eastern market means that Sony is struggling to replicate that success in its home nation. One title that may give the next-gen device...
News Broaden Your Horizons with This Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Update
Through the MMO-aelstrom
A fresh selection of screenshots have been released for Square Enix's popular MMO Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, focusing on the upcoming v2.2 update, and showcasing a number of new bosses and locations. Franchise veterans will recognise demon Diablos, a summon in previous games, who will appear near the Ruin of...
News Square Enix Will Let You Brave Final Fantasy XIV with a Mouse and Keyboard on PS4
Bring your office into your living room
You’ll be able to return to the ever evolving realm of Eorzea on the PlayStation 4 shortly, as Square Enix has confirmed that Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn is set to expand to Sony’s next-gen super machine on 14th April. The company had already confirmed the aforementioned date for Japan and...
News European Final Fantasy XIV Fans Won't Have Long to Wait to Play MMO on PS4
"I want a Fat Chocobo"
One of the main complaints about Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn when it deployed on the PlayStation 3 was that its performance didn't match up to its PC counterpart. Fortunately, we found out last week that the heavily upgraded PlayStation 4 version will release on 14th April in Japan – and today it has been revealed by...
News Final Fantasy XIV Will Be Reborn on PS4 on 14th April in Japan
You may be waiting a little longer than expected for Final Fantasy XV, but Square Enix certainly isn't messing around with the PlayStation 4 port of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. With a beta for the next generation upgrade due out alongside Sony’s new console in Japan on
News You Should Probably Be Hyped for Final Fantasy XIV on PS4
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...
News Final Fantasy XIV Will Be Reborn on PS4 in April 2014
Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster may be getting a new delay every fifteen minutes, but that doesn't mean that there isn't any Square Enix goodness to be had on Sony consoles. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has been kicking and screaming on the PlayStation 3 for a few months, and now its PlayStation 4 release has finally been dated. You'll...