With new expansions and a seemingly never ending supply of new content and festivals, Square Enix’s “Final Fantasy XIV” has been quietly sustaining an impressive player-base over the years. The popular MMO is getting ready for another festival, and the publisher announced that the FFXIV community has hit a new milestone. Over the years, more than 10 million players have adventured with “Final Fantasy XIV”. This continued success is largely due to the title’s updates, that consistently provide players with new content.
Today’s announcement follows the release of the most recent expansion, “Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood,” which expands in-game content with two new playable jobs, an increased level cap, and an entrancing storyline that takes players to previously unexplored lands. Content patches following launch also brought the inclusion of high-level raids, enhancements to player jobs, and a number of other new features.
Additionally, this milestone coincides with the release of Patch 4.06 and the start of the annual Moonfire Faire seasonal event. Players can take part in an all-new series of quests, including facing off against Ultros and his uncontrollable tentacles. Triumphant adventurers can obtain event items to ring in the celebrations, including a dyeable Faire version of a popular set of equipment.
Square Enix also reminded players that the “Final Fantasy XIV” Free Trial is ready to entice new players to join the millions of adventurers in the realm of Eorzea. The free trial allows anyone to access all available content up to level 35, and create up to eight playable characters. The free-trial allows adventurers to experience the different playable races, classes, and jobs with no restrictions on playtime. New players who wish to experience the free trial may register at sqex.to.
Console players can pick-up the “Final Fantasy XIV: Complete Edition” ($59 at Amazon) which includes the “Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood” expansion, or buy the expansion on its own ($40 at Amazon). PC players can also buy the content on Steam or the Square Enix Online Store.