154w ago - Square Enix recently announced that the PC version of Final Fantasy XIV will arrive this September while the PS3 version is delayed until March 2011, and according to FFXIV producer Hiromichi Tanaka the reason for the delay on Sony's PlayStation 3 is due to technical issues.
In a recent interview with JeuxOnline he explained as follows, to quote:
"We understand the wrath of players and developers are sorry because they did everything they could to have a simultaneous release date, but unfortunately they have encountered many technical problems on the development of the game for PS3. We strive to release the game as soon as possible.
If possible, we would publish the game sooner, we would like to start as soon as possible the beta on PS3."
168w ago - Yesterday I got an e-mail from Sqare-Enix presenting Final Fantasy XIV (FFXIV) and informing me that the sign up for PS3 Beta tests have started.
So I want to share it with the community that every one who is interested can sign up now for the Beta test.
From the game's plot: Eorzea's nations used to be constantly at war with each other until fifteen years ago when the Garlean Empire, a mysterious nation from the east, razed the mightiest of the city-states, Ala Mhigo.
The nations decided to band together if they were to repel the invaders, but the Empire never came, leaving a state of detente throughout the land.
The resulting peace has led to a wide swath of soldiers and mercenaries suddenly without a job, and so they're now forming guilds and going by a new name: adventurers.
Finally, below is a Final Fantasy XIV "Life in Eorzea" #1 video from the launch of the new YouTube channel!
171w ago - Update: Square Enix has released the first downloadable content (DLC) package for Final Fantasy XIII, which includes two new costumes (PSICOM Huntress Uniform and PSICOM Raider Uniform).
SCEA's Senior Vice President of Publisher Relations Rob Dyer has announced that Final Fantasy XIII is on store shelves today, and includes a PS3 exclusive bonus offer for Final Fantasy XIV.
To quote: The FINAL FANTASY franchise has long been synonymous with the PlayStation brand - who could forget FINAL FANTASY VII on PSone and FINAL FANTASY X proved to be a landmark achievement when it launched on PS2.
And, now we have the highly-anticipated FINAL FANTASY XIII for PlayStation 3 hitting store shelves today.
For those of you headed out to pick up your copy, we're happy to announce that FINAL FANTASY XIII for PS3 offers an exclusive bonus offer for FINAL FANTASY XIV.
Some of you may remember the announcement we made at our E3 press conference last June, but just a reminder that PS3 will be the only console you'll be able to play FINAL FANTASY XIV when it launches in 2010.
Players who purchase a copy of FINAL FANTASY XIII for PS3 will receive a FINAL FANTASY...
182w ago - Update: The Final Fantasy XIV site has now been updated officially to reflect this.
Last week we reported that Square Enix launched Final Fantasy XIV Beta application sign ups, however, these currently do not include the PS3 version of the title.
The good news is that Siliconera.com (linked above) has revealed that those who got their hands on a copy of Final Fantasy XIII also should have received a campaign code used to apply for the PlayStation 3 Final Fantasy XIV Beta.
As of now, there's no other way to get access to it!
To quote: "The Final Fantasy XIII bonus item does two things.
The twenty digit code packaged with the first shipment of Final Fantasy XIII gives future Final Fantasy XIV players a secret item when the MMO debuts next year.
Before that happens, the campaign code is also a ticket to apply for the PlayStation 3 Final Fantasy XIV Beta."