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.