Final Fantasy XIV Video Gives A Guided Tour Of The Game’s New World

By Ishaan . May 25, 2013 . 3:00pm

This past week, alongside the announcement of Final Fantasy XIV’s release date and collector’s edition, Square Enix also shared a new “Tour of Eorzea” video, showing off the game’s world and civilization. You can watch this below:



Final Fnatasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will be released on August 27 worldwide. You can find details of the collector’s edition here.

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  • James

    I find it interesting that in this video the settings are clearly on low to show the contrast between the PC/PS3. Several times I mistook one for the other. PS3 has been optimized a lot but it’s definitely a huge far cry from what any decent gaming PC will do with this game.

  • Charles

    Yoshi did a total 180 with this game. As someone who’s had my XI account hacked in 2009 I can’t wait to play.

  • Christopher Nunes

    Good thing I’ve kept the original vanilla version of FFXIV, the CE edition one, so I can upgrade to the ARR version! Though I couldn’t play it on my old PC before my new PC should be powerful now to play this game though I plan to get the PS3 version.

    My mouse and keyboard sometimes freeze and stops working on me because the CPU spikes locking it up in the USB ports. I hope I can resolve this little issue, it would be problematic if it did this while I’m playing ARR.

    • Ferrick

      at your second paragraph: CPU spikes are not supposed to affect the USB ports though, something tells me that there is a power issue in your computer, is it a laptop or pc ?

      • Christopher Nunes

        I recently built my Gaming PC a couple of weeks ago. I’m not sure what the issues it but they mention that “spikes” in CPU can affect the USB Port causing anything plugged in to freeze and stop working even with the computer is fine.

        Updating and re-installing the drivers might work but not all the time, plus my mouse is a Gateway mouse and over 3 years old and my Microsoft USB keyboard is roughly that old too.

        I really want to fix this problem badly. :<

        • Ferrick

          usually what causes usb problems is either a corrupted driver, power problems or the mobo itself is the problem, there is no way a cpu spike is capable of disabling the usb ports out of nowhere, as a computer major and someone who works part time in a repair shop, i can verify that’s never the case.

          but since its a fairly new computer, i doubt that the mobo would be the main cause, so we’ll put that aside for now

          what you can do is to go to device manager and check if there’s anything wrong in the USB section, even if there’s nothing wrong, it’s better if you reinstall the usb drivers, that’ll usually clear things up

          if that doesn’t work, shut down your computer completely, unplug the powercord from the back for atleast 10 minutes, that will allow the power to be drained from the CMOS and then plug it back in, your USB should be able to run properly after this

  • Hoping it’ll manage to keep a smooth frame rate on the PS3, ‘cuz I’m really looking forward to trying this one out~

  • Anime10121

    Needed OST last year! Man, I swear one of the main things missing from Final Fantasy lately has been this type of music! Hamauzu just cant cut it as a mainline composer. THIS is what needs to be in the next Final Fantasy after Vs. I needs my Final Fantasy XV music to be similar to this, or better yet, try a new composer altogether like maybe Yasunori Matsuda (composer of Chrono Trigger, Xenogears, and XenoSaga Ep.I).

    • OathkeeperSoraXIII

      I disagree, I think Hamauzu did a great job composing for XIII and his songs in XIII-2 were some of the more memorable songs for me. I was slightly disappointed he didn’t compose more of the songs for XIII-2 actually, but that’s just me xD I definitely agree though that the composer for XIV is really able to pull off the feel for each environment.

      • Anime10121

        I wish I could say the same, but Hamauzu sonds as “samey” as Sakuraba’s (Star Ocean/Tales of) music to me. His were the only songs in XIII-2 I didnt care much for, now dont get me wrong, he does put out a few nice tunes (as does Sakuraba), but in in my opinion, Square has a MUCH more talented selection of composers to place on a final fantasy than Hamauzu.

        But at least we both agree that XIV’s sound is freking fantastic!

  • MrRobbyM

    *considers saving up for a high end PC*

  • StarWarudo

    Game makes me want to consider investing in a high end PC because it looks absolutely stunning. Problem is I’m not exactly computer-savvy.

  • Carocaro4

    Wow golly I can’t wait to play! Goodness this game looks very nice. there is a good balance of realistic and fantasy!

  • Chiupon

    This all looks VERY great. I really cannot wait for late August ;__; is it just the Pc version that comes out then, or PS3 as well?

    • Donatetimo

      all version since you can pre-order ps3 and they got the same date as pc.

  • Pau Rawr

    Ever since Phase 1 the only thing I’ve been irky about were the graphics since they looks soooo bland and.. .well flat. Like really flat as you’ll notice in the video, I hope they do something about that cause it just feels off, at least it looks better in the PC version… sad I have to get it for PS3 cause my laptop can’t play this on full resolution and PS3 one looks way too clunky Q n Q

  • Juan Andrés Valencia

    The PS3 version might run worse but considering all the odds I’m actually shocked that it’s running and looking as well as it is, specially considering it’s on Alpha.


  • Draparde

    The graphical difference reminds me of XI PS2 vs PC(or 360).

    alone it’s not bad. but directly compared to the PC one. it’s obvious which will be favored XD.

    Seeing more of these areas and hearing more music makes me want to explore everywhere all the more X_x.

  • ShadowDivz

    7:06 massiv monster hunter flash back.

  • MitsuiLiam

    Will this be available on mac? Sorry if this is a stupid question.
    I played IX on PC but I got a mac recently and I would like to try this but I have no clue if they are releasing for it

  • Amine Hsu Nekuchan

    So what is the more generalized feeling of this game? I can tell here it seems to be really popular, but is that common/the popular opinion? Between the bungled first try, the monthly subscription fees, and the rather common fantasy setting, especially with FFXI a more established FF MMORPG still not only in service but in continued development, it would seem like the game would have a lot more skepticism/negativity surround it, but I have been a bit blown away by seeing almost nothing but optimism. I’m really kinda speechless, not that I think the game is so horrible to warrant such, but just that consumers as a whole tend to be rather unforgiving.

    If the game is good now and becomes a success, that’s cool for the people who like it and are playing it, but I worry a little what sort of ‘lesson’ this is teaching Squenix, though, given, they seem so bull headed as to be unable to learn given recent events so perhaps even if they were smacked harder, it might not make in difference by that account.

    • ElliotRyan

      As someone who’s been with the game since the first release, I think I might be able to answer your question, at least from the point of view of a fan and someone who played the first release until it was shut down.

      The game launched in such a terrible state that even the die hard fans couldn’t stomach it. It got such a universal panning that the director Tanaka and his team were sacked, and they brought in Naoki Yoshida to produce and direct the game. Yoshida (or Yoshi-P) is the main drive behind the revival. He got his team to work patching the game to where it was at least playable, and he did a really good job of it, but he knew that if the game was to succeed they’d have to remake it from scratch.

      From what I can see, the spirit behind the revival, the reason people think it’s going to be great, is chiefly because of Yoshi-P. He’s become the face of FFXIV almost, in how he listens to the fans and talks to them directly instead of using marketing research and letting PR handle the rest. He personally updates the players and fans on what’s going on and how the game is going. In a sense, he’s hinged his entire reputation upon the revival of this game, sink or swim, and he’s earned a lot of trust for it.

      In fact a lot of people who are saying they can’t wait for the game are already in the beta (which is on a break right now, and will start again in June) and they’ve already experienced first hand how it’s turning out.

      As for the subscription model, a lot of people who have no interest in the game in the first place will talk about how it should go free to play without realizing that the model isn’t good for every game. A lot of MMO devs are doing it not because it’s the best model, but because it allows them to pay off their publishers quicker. (the drawback being that F2P games tend to peter out quicker) FFXIV is funded and developed by the same company, so they don’t need the F2P model.

      And yes, there are still people willing to pay subscription for a good, frequently updated MMO. Final Fantasy XI is a great example of this, and they’ve been going on strong for over a decade now. Maybe FFXIV won’t have WoW-like subscription numbers, but even with the lower subscriber base, Final Fantasy XI is the game that’s made them the most money so far. If they can duplicate that kind of income with FFXIV, they’re not going to be too bad off.

      • Draparde

        I don’t think i could have said it better myself!

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