Square Enix posted two videos of the FFXIV Eorzean Symphony 2022 concert on the official Final Fantasy XIV YouTube channel. The footage features the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra playing the songs “Close in the Distance” and “Endcaller” as a preview of the FFXIV Orchestral Album Vol. 3 Blu-ray. The official FFXIV Twitter account also shared the two full orchestral versions along with the scenes shown in the live performance. Another video with more footage from the event and some behind-the-scenes segments has been posted as well on the game’s YouTube channel.
Each video shows the live performances along with some notable outtakes from the event. Markedly, they feature one of the most memorable moments of the concert when the entire audience turned on the Elpis Flower lights to the rhythm of “Close in the Distance.”
Here’s the “Close in the Distance” performance.
And this is “Endcaller.”
The FFXIV Eorzean Symphony 2022 concert was held at the Tokyo Garden Theater on December 17-18, 2022, with two performances each day. Pre-orders for a Blu-ray featuring the live performance opened in December 2023 for $64.99. The Blu-ray comes with special packaging and some bonuses. These extras include a written interview commentary by arranger Sachiko Miyano and lead composer Masayoshi Soken for certain songs and even in-game codes for the orchestral version of “To the Edge” and “Flow” as orchestrion rolls.
Final Fantasy XIV is available for the PS4, PS5, and PC. The Blu-ray release for the Final Fantasy XIV Orchestra Concert 2022 Eorzean Symphony Vol 3 is scheduled to launch on April 26, 2023.