Naoki Yoshida announced Final Fantasy XIV Online has reached beyond 18 million players. The announcement was made during the 56th Letter From The Producer live stream. He also gave insights into Patch 5.2, (Echoes Of The Fallen), as part of the Shadowbringers expansion.
It’ll include a new series of global Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festivals throughout 2020-21, a Shadowbringers art book, and a free login campaign. As a result, the Final Fantasy fanbase can play for five consecutive days. (120 hours).
Shows have been booked for North America, Europe, and Japan.
As a quick rundown, the Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers patch update will include:
New Scenario Quests: Equipment enhancement quest series, and job and PvP adjustments.
New trials: (The Ruby Weapon), in normal and extreme difficulties.
Eden’s Verse, the second chapter of the Eden series, with battles in normal and savage difficulties.
An era quest: (The Sorrow of Werlyt).
The Ishgardian Restoration Update. Gatherer content in the Diadem, high-level crafting challenges, and a new ranking system.
New Dungeon: Anamnesis Anyder – A challenge using the Trust system.
Beast Tribe Quests: The Qitari provide new quests, and a crafting and gathering overhaul.
Moreover, the artbook, Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers The Art of Reflection – Histories Forsaken can be for pre-ordered now, due for March 2020. Additionally, the bonus code for a “Wind-up Dulia-Chai” minion has been added.
A trailer for the Final Fantasy 7 Remake was unveiled at the Tokyo Game Show, expanding on the real-time combat system from the E3 footage.
Square Enix recently announced FFXIV had reached five million registered player accounts. However, the remastered edition of Crystal Chronicles has been delayed until next summer.
Subsequently, Square Enix said: “We know you’ve been waiting patiently for this game, and we hope you’ll continue to support us as you have done so far, over the coming months through to launch.”
Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers was released to acclaim by critics and fan in July 2019.