Square Enix will bring Final Fantasy XIV back to E3, three years later
The developers of ‘Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn’ have announced that the title will be at E3 2013 this year. For those of you that can’t make it, there is talk of live-stream events.
It was three years ago this June when Square Enix announced ‘Final Fantasy XIV’, the MMO was hit hard with one of the worst launches in MMO history. The game cost some people their positions with the company, then new leadership took over and completely reworked the game. The game went from Final Fantasy XIV 2.0 to an entirely new name “Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn”.
After years of testing, retooling and rebranding, Square Enix will release FF14 this summer on both PC and PS3. The developers stated on the official blog:
We’re proud to announce that FFXIV: A Realm Reborn will be at E3 2013 in Los Angeles on June 11-13! While things are a bit hectic as our E3 preparations are in full swing alongside our Beta Phase 3 planning, the development and operations teams have been working hard to prepare exciting content for E3 attendees. If you’re able to attend, you’ll definitely want to stop by the FFXIV: A Realm Reborn area at the Square Enix booth! Just what will the attendees be playing at the show? While we don’t want to ruin the surprise, we can say we’re planning to let them try out some exciting battle content!
Since E3 is an industry-only event, many people won’t be able to participate — but don’t worry! We’re also prepping a lot of new videos (including an awesome new trailer!), assets and even some… hm, how should we say… “live” streamed entertainment? We’ll have lots of juicy announcements for those of you watching at home, so be sure to mark your calendars!
Many people (myself included) that are still eagerly awaiting a chance to jump back into Final Fantasy, it’s still one of the best-selling franchises to date and fans that have been locked out of the beta-phases are sure to be excited to see all the changes that the team has made.
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