And you thought that Square Enix was possibly just about done with Final Fantasy XIV? Hah! Shows what we all know.
Anywho, this morning, the company announced Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood, the next chapter in their long-running Final Fantasy MMORPG, will be headed to the PS4 and PC. The new expansion is set for a summer 2017 release, which is good news. However, PS3 players may be sad to know that support for the last gen console is being phased out finally, but thankfully players can seamlessly transfer to the PS4 version for free.
Take a look at the announcement trailer below and read on for the official details.
FINAL FANTASY XIV: STORMBLOOD Teaser Trailer:
This past weekend, SQUARE ENIX unveiled the highly-anticipated second expansion to FINAL FANTASY XIV during its Fan Festival in Las Vegas. Following the success of Heavensward, the next chapter in the beloved MMO will take players to new and exciting locations.
Making its world debut, the Stormblood teaser trailer showcases the Warrior of Light honing his new skills during a high-octane sparring match with a mysterious woman clad in red atop a colossal stone statue, while resistance fighters prepare for battle below. The new expansion will include new jobs; an increased level cap up to level 70; sprawling new areas to explore; a revamped battle system; and all-new dungeons, raids, and alliance battle content.
The teaser trailer can be viewed at https://youtu.be/mAobb8_SzHY.
More information on Stormblood will be shared at the Tokyo Fan Festival event on December 24-25, 2016, as well as during the European Fan Festival in Frankfurt, scheduled for February 18-19, 2017.
The summer 2017 release of Stormblood will also mark the end of PlayStation 3 support of FINAL FANTASY XIV. During the keynote, SQUARE ENIX detailed plans for a free upgrade service to the PlayStation 4 version, which will allow for players on the PlayStation 3 system to seamlessly continue their adventures following the launch of Stormblood.
For more information on FINAL FANTASY XIV: STORMBLOOD, including press assets, please visit:http://press.na.square-enix.
With more than six million players globally, FINAL FANTASY XIV continues to deliver on the promise of bringing the best of the FINAL FANTASY experience to the online realm. The MMO recently celebrated its third anniversary, continuing to usher in new adventurers to the ever growing game world.