Completing the main story of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will get you to level 50, but things won’t end there, says the game’s producer, Naoki Yoshida. Since Final Fantasy XIV is an MMO, naturally, Square Enix have future updates planned. That said, even without the updates, there will still be things to do once you hit the level cap.
Yoshida provides an example in a new Letter from the Producer column:
Completing the main scenario will get players to level 50, but the adventure doesn’t end there. Being an online game, there’ll be regular updates to continue the story. So even if you reach the level cap shortly after release, there’s no reason to think you’ve hit the top. Considering all the plans we have for the game, you may want to get comfortable and prepare for a long stay in Eorzea.
Let me use the phase 3 Ifrit battle as an example. Although this battle is a level 20 encounter in the main story, after reaching level 50 you can take on a harder version. Anyone looking to earn weapons from the primals will have to overcome these higher level fights.
Another example is the Titan, who is pictured above. When you first encounter him in the game’s story, it’ll take four players to bring him down. In a harder version of the battle, however, you’ll need eight players to accomplish the same feat.
Square Enix are preparing to launch the fourth and final phase of the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn beta. Following that, the full game will be released in August.