Final Fantasy 14: Major expansion coming, released date revealed

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Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn producer Naoki Yoshida has told Game Watch (via VG247) in a recent interview that the first details for the game’s next major expansion will be revealed this October at Fan Festival in Las Vegas.

According to Yoshida, the event, which will be held in October, will always be the place where he and the development team “share the biggest news,” adding (via the WE GOT THIS COVERED), “That’s right. This is a game that is supported by many players, so we’d like to share the biggest news together with the fans at the Fan Festival meetings.”

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This is not the first time Square Enix has used its Final Fantasy Fan Festival to announce a major expansion for the Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn. The game’s current expansion, Heavensward was announced last year a Fan Festival in October 2014. This could also mean that players will be heading into Patch 4.0 no later than the middle of 2017.

GameRant reported that Yoshida also discussed where the story will be going in advance of the next expansion with Heavensward wrapping up its Dragonsong War storyline.

When asked about what players can expect to see for the remainder of the patch 3.0 series, which began with last year’s Heavensward expansion, and how long it will continue to receive patches, Yoshida said in an interview via the WE GOT THIS COVERED, “I believe that we’ll see the big changes starting with Patch 3.5. Similar to what we had in Patch 2.5 and 2.55, which I believe was a big pivot. We’ll definitely have up until Patch 3.5. I can’t say any more than that.”

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Created by Hironobu Sakaguchi and developed by Square Enix, Final Fantasy is a science fiction and fantasy media franchise that centers on a series of fantasy and science-fantasy role-playing video games (RPGs).

The Final Fantasy series has been critically acclaimed and commercially successful. Square Enix last year announced that the series had sold over 110 million units, making it one of the best-selling video game franchises in the industry.

Final Fantasy XIV is currently available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC, but Yoshida said that it’s already working with Microsoft on bringing the game to Xbox One. A planned version for the Nintendo NX platform is said to be in the works.

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