By Sato . January 27, 2014 . 9:00am
Square Enix recently confirmed that Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will be released on April 14th for PlayStation 4. Meanwhile, producer Naoki Yoshida also talked about details on the upcoming patch 2.2 in their latest Letter from the Producer Q&A series for the game.
Before we get to that, though, Yoshida revealed that the patch 2.16 will be released on February 22, just before 2.2 hits sometime in March. Now, here’s a look at some of the improvements and additions we’ll be seeing in patch 2.2:
The most anticipated addition of the patch is most likely the new primal fight against the giant sea serpent, Leviathan. You’ll be able to fight it in Hard Mode and Extreme Mode with a full party.
The patch will also be adding a more challenging fight against the Good King Moggle Mog XII with the Thornmarch Extreme Mode. We’ll also see Hard Mode versions of Brayflox’s Longstop and Halatali dungeons, among other additions.
Here’s a look at some questions that were answered in the Q&A session:
Q: Will the cost of housing continue to go down?
A: Yes! The cost should be at its lowest value by the end of February. If it still seems to be too high at that point, we will consider lowering the value even further. As a side note, I previously mentioned being able to craft an airship inside of your house. You will be able to do this with any size so please don’t worry!
Q: What’s the difficulty level of the leviathan fight (extreme mode)? Also, what’s the required item level?
A: We will go over the required item level in the next Letter from the Producer LIVE, but you will be able to obtain very powerful weapons from the fight. As for the difficulty, it will be the hardest primal fight. On the other hand, the hard mode won’t be as difficult due to it being tied to the main storyline. You should be able to beat it after 2-3 attempts.
Q: Will there be 5 additional turns added through The Binding Coil of Bahamut: Invasion (name TBD)?
A: There will be 4 new turns added.
Q: Are there any plans to improve the current economy?
A: Instead of trying to make small adjustments to try to improve the economy, we plan for the economy to drastically change through the major patches.
For now, we do have plans to adjust the cost of housing so that players can spend money on housing. Also, the maximum item level will increase in patch 2.2. The patch will introduce tons of new high-level items, new recipes, and glamours (previously known as the vanity system). With these, we expect to see a huge impact on the economy so please stay tuned.
You can read more about the topics discussed during the FFXIV Letter from the Producer, here.