Final Fantasy XIV was originally released back in 2010 on the PC to… not very good critical reception. To be blunt, fans and reviewers alike weren’t happy with it at all.
Square Enix has continued to promise current and potential players of the massively multiplayer online RPG that fixes and improvements are on the way, as key development staff on the project were removed and replaced (and replaced and removed) in order to craft a game worthy of fan expectations.
Today, Square Enix has announced Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, the long-awaited update and relaunch of the original game, which now sports a very fitting title.
Writing on the official Square Enix blog, community manager Ben Bateman said:
“Previously dubbed Final Fantasy XIV 2.0, a vision was born to rebuild Final Fantasy XIV and craft an improved fan-focused game.
“Now renamed Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, this amazing online experience comes complete with a compelling storyline, advanced gameplay mechanics and a stunning new visual design.”
In addition, Producer/Director of Final Fantasy XIV, Naoki Yoshida, wrote to fans:
“Since announcing our plans for the future of the title last October, we have been working tirelessly to include all of the elements that we have promised in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, which we announced today.
“This new title not only becomes a symbol of a completely new Final Fantasy XIV, but also marks the beginning of a new stage as the latest title in the Final Fantasy series. I hope you’re looking forward to it!”
Watch the highly impressive CG trailer for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn below, which also teases the new ‘The Fate of Eorzea’ content:
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn – Debut Trailer for ‘The Fate of Eorzea’
Learn more about Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn at the official website.