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  • Blog Post: Square Enix Performance Jumps Thanks To Mobile And MMO Expansions

    It wasn’t that long ago that Square Enix had lost its financial way. The company is getting itself back on track, even in a quiet console quarter, thanks to strong performance in other segments. The company reports year-over-year growth in net sales to ¥42.3 billion ($340.4 million, 12 percent... More
  • Blog Post: Famed Composer Nobuo Uematsu Returns For Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward

    Square Enix has found rare success in tearing a game down and rebuilding a better one in its place. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn continues to hold the interest of its audience, with an expansion on the horizon. The publisher announced today that the title song for the Heavensward expansion was composed... More
  • Blog Post: The Finale Of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Is Nigh

    A Realm Reborn's 2.55 patch, entitled Before the Fall Part 2, is now out for the MMO. The update features numerous tweaks, a new trial, and the end of the main scenario in advance of summer's Heavensward expansion. In the story, players will defend Ishgard's Steps of Faith against the Dravanian... More
  • Blog Post: This Weekend’s Final Fantasy Festival Will Be Televised

    Square Enix is holding a Final Fantasy Fan Festival this weekend in Las Vegas. Today, the publisher has announced that the event, which runs October 18 and 19, will be available via livestream for those unable to attend. The event is heavily focused on Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, and will include... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 07/18/2014

    The dog days of summer are officially upon us, and many GI editors have noticed, taking a little time to enjoy the nice weather, spend time with family, or do other lame things that aren't video games. For us cooler (because we're inside), it looks like our destiny this weekend is to try out... More
  • Blog Post: Defenders of Eorzea Patch Available Now For Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

    Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has released a steady stream of solid content since its release last year, and the newly released patch Defenders of Eorzea, out now, continues that trend. Defenders of Eorzea brings a new chapter to the main campaign and a new spire of the Crystal Tower known as the... More
  • Blog Post: Final Fantasy XIV PS4 Beta Moves Into Next Phase

    From now until Monday, the PlayStation 4 version of Square's Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will enter phase two of its beta. Phase two uses the MMORPG's live servers, meaning that players on Sony's new console will be able to play with people who are on PC and PS3. PlayStation 4 owners... More
  • Blog Post: Square Enix Creates 16-Bit Final Fantasy XIV Tribute Video

    Presumably, after the success of the Final Fantasy XIII's 16-bit recap video , Square Enix has decided to create another for Final Fantasy XIV. The new video, which you can see below, depicts the battle a 16-bit battle against A Realm Reborn's Titan. For more on the game, check out some details... More
  • Blog Post: FFXIV: Realm Reborn Director Blames Troublesome Initial Launch On Franchise Success, Graphical Focus

    Today at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn producer and director Naoki Yoshida shared some insight into why Final Fantasy XIV's original launch was such a failure. Yoshida noted how much success Square Enix had from Final Fantasy XI, making Square... More
  • Blog Post: Final Fantasy XIV Begins On PlayStation 4 In February, Launch In April

    Update: A new trailer shows off some of the PlayStation 4 exclusive features of A Realm Reborn, including Vita remote play. Trailer is at bottom of story. Original story: The PlayStation 4 has sold over 2.1 million consoles in North America, Europe, and Latin America. The console isn't coming until... More
  • Blog Post: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Celebrates 1.5 Million Registrations

    It's safe to say that Final Fantasy XIV's rebirth has been a success, as Square Enix announces that the game has more than 1.5 Million registered users. Final Fantasy XIV launched in 2012 and players did not like the game. The game was temporarily shut down to receive a major overhaul and relaunched... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 10/11/13

    This weekend, some GI editors are taking a break from GTA V with new releases like Pokémon X & Y, Beyond: Two Souls, and The Wolf Among Us. But mostly everyone is, you know, playing GTA V. Kimberley Wallace: My mission is to finish Beyond: Two Souls this weekend. I liked what I played of a... More
  • Blog Post: Square Enix Resumes Digital Sales Of Final Fantasy XIV

    You might recall that Square Enix temporarily suspended digital sales of Final Fantasy XIV to deal with overwhelming demand. If you've been holding out for a downloadable version, you can now purchase in that format once more. The sales were suspended on August 28, shortly after the title's early... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Issues Final Fantasy XIV Refunds To European Players

    Here's a glimmer of good news for (would-be) Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn players. Sony is issuing full refunds to some of the people affected by the game's troubled relaunch, which included login issues, server overloads, and more. According to a post on Europe's PlayStation Blog ,... More
  • Blog Post: Square Enix Offering Free Time To Troubled Final Fantasy XIV Players

    Since its relaunch, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has been experiencing login issues. To help make up for the inconvenience, Square Enix is offering a free week to players. Last week, Square Enix put a temporary hold on digital download sales of the game to help alleviate server stress. Players are... More
  • Blog Post: Open Beta & Early Access Dates For Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

    Square Enix's reboot of its Final Fantasy MMO has been a long time coming, and players can get their hands on it this month. The game's open beta occurs from August 17th through the 19th for both the PC and PlayStation 3, and if you've pre-ordered the game you can get early access to it on... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Makes A Great Special Edition?

    Today we got details on special editions for Grand Theft Auto V and Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn . Both of them are full of bonuses, but getting consumers to pay extra money isn't easy. Over the years, publishers have included all kinds of extra content to entice people to spend a little more... More
  • Blog Post: Preorder And CE Bonuses Announced For FF XIV: A Realm Reborn

    Final Fantasy XIV had some problems following release, and then it was shut down . Square Enix is preparing to re-launch the world of Eorzea on August 27, and the company is doling out bonus content for those who preorder and/or pick up the collector's edition. The collector's edition is full... More
  • Blog Post: Instanced Dungeon On Display In New Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Video

    Hot on the heels of Square Enix's announcement of a new beta roadmap for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn , the developer released a video that shows one of the game's instanced dungeon in action. The dungeon of note is the Tam-Tara Deepcroft. This footage is taken from an alpha version of the... More
  • Blog Post: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Gets A New Beta Roadmap

    In September, Square Enix outlined changes planned for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Beta testers will soon be able to see if Square's decision to mend this heavily criticized MMO will pay off. Final Fantasy XIV 's website has been updated with a new beta roadmap that calls for a February... More
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