Square Enix is overhauling every component of Final Fantasy XIV including the character creator. You start the game by picking a race like the humanlike Hyur and then selecting a class. Gladiator, pugilist, marauder, lancer, archer, conjurer, and thaumaturge have been announced as classes so far.
Want to try the new version of Final Fantasy XIV? Square Enix is looking for alpha testers to give the team feedback. You can register for the PC alpha test here.