Final Fantasy XIV to be relaunched as A Realm Reborn

In late September 2010, Square Enix released Final Fantasy XIV. It was the next game in their popular fantasy series and the second game that was designed as an online MMO title. Unfortunately, the launch of the game was accompanied by a massive list of bugs and broken features. Square Enix decided to suspend monthly subscriptions for Final Fantasy XIV while the development team worked to make the game better.

It's been nearly two years since the game was first released to PC owners but this week, Square Enix launched the official website, and released the first trailer, for the revamped Final Fantasy XIV, which now has the subtitle A Realm Reborn. Square Enix stated that the new version "... has been rebuilt from the ground up, and centers on the core concept of rebirth, featuring a new world to explore and storyline to experience."

It's going to take quite a lot of effort on Square Enix's part to bring back the customers that it upset with the launch of the first version of the game, which was clearly rushed to completion well before it was ready. There's no word yet on when Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will officially launch, but we suspect that Square Enix will take its time before announcing a date.

Source: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn website

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fix a mediocre product that gamers has paid for, renamed it and sell it as another product to said gamers. great strategy, square enix. dumb final fantasy fanboys.

Everything from this company has sucked since the Final Fantasy team left the company almost 10 years ago.

Don't expect this revamp to be any better.

Beaux said,
Everything from this company has sucked since the Final Fantasy team left the company almost 10 years ago.

Don't expect this revamp to be any better.


Actually, Deus Ex was a pretty successful title. Plus with highly anticipated titles coming such as Tomb Raider and Sleeping Dogs, I think the company is doing the best it has in years.

Not sure how well a "do over MMO" that did not do well the 1st time will do when in the growing number of Free 2 play, with GW2 (potentially) raising the bar.

FFXI is still alive because there enough players to keep it profitable, however, it's way past it's prime.

Edited by Jason Stillion, Jul 30 2012, 7:27pm :

If you didn't care you wouldn't even be commenting.

I was interested enough to grab the game on sale, but then I got into The Secret World and couldn't be arsed to try it. Gave the key to a friend.

When i see the version number of this game, always Chrome comes to my mind. I think there is no game, that a new version is released, faster than this game.

Pumi said,
When i see the version number of this game, always Chrome comes to my mind. I think there is no game, that a new version is released, faster than this game.

The game was a disaster they essential removed the head developer, brought in a new developer and been revamping the entire game.

Perfect time for no one to care! With GW2 out in less than a month and the FFMMO fanbase utterly disappointed. This article may as well been about Peanut Butter.

Actually, I retract that, I find Peanut Butter far more interesting!