September 30, 2023

Over 13 lengthy years after its preliminary launch, and two console generations later, Closing Fantasy XIV On-line will lastly come to Xbox: Sq. Enix introduced that it’s going to carry the favored massively multiplayer on-line role-playing sport (MMORPG) to Xbox Collection X|S in Spring 2024.

“As a web based massively multiplayer role-playing sport, FFXIV affords a realm the place you and 27 million adventurers worldwide can embark on epic quests collectively,” Sq. Enix PR director Luke Karmali writes within the announcement publish. ” Crammed with bustling cities, towering forests, and lethal deserts, FFXIV’s continually up to date, and ever-engaging world takes you to the far reaches of the land and past, with a fascinating and ongoing story. But it surely isn’t nearly defeating huge monsters along with your customized Warrior of Gentle. You can too collect supplies and craft objects, get pleasure from collection staples together with Chocobos, Moogles, and Airships, get pleasure from a day of mini-games and mahjong on the Gold Saucer, and even purchase a home.”

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Closing Fantasy XIV initially launched in late 2010, however the sport has solely been accessible on PC and PlayStation as a result of its maker, Sq. Enix, wished a shared server platform with Xbox Dwell and Microsoft wouldn’t permit that. And so the agency halted growth of the Xbox 360 model of the sport. After which over a decade glided by.

However now, Microsoft and Sq. Enix have confirmed that they’re collaborating on bringing Closing Fantasy XIV On-line to Xbox Collection X|S with full cross-play capabilities, quick loading, 4K assist on Collection X, and the very same content material and visuals discovered within the PS and PC variations of the sport. And Xbox head Phil Spencer appeared reside on stage FFXIV producer and director Naoki Yoshida on the Closing Fantasy XIV Fan Fest 2023 in Las Vegas at the moment to rejoice the information.

Lastly!” he exclaimed, taking the stage. “The Xbox neighborhood is enthusiastic about video games, and like so many gamers around the globe, the Closing Fantasy collection is one which will get a number of love from Staff Xbox. And we’re very pleased to announce the Xbox model of Closing Fantasy XIV with my good friend Yoshida-san at the moment.”

Forward of the general public launch, Closing Fantasy XIV On-line might be made accessible in open beta on Xbox Collection X|S, which is anticipated to occur “very quickly certainly.”