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Japanese FFXIV Fan Festival Canceled, Europe’s ‘Still Under Consideration’

The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed another event as a victim. A second FFXIV Fan Festival has been canceled. Square Enix confirmed during its July 22, 2020 Letter from the Producer presentation that the Japanese con that would have been held at Nagoya’s Aichi Sky Expo on December 19-20, 2020 won’t be happening. However, Europe’s 2021 event “is still under consideration.”

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This came alongside a threefold update on all of the planned FFXIV Fan Festivals. It began by reminding people the November 2020 San Diego, California event was canceled, though Square Enix is considering “new dates, locations, and methods to host an event.” Likewise, it confirmed Nagoya’s event won’t be happening, but again other possibilities are being looked into. Finally, it brought up the European event’s status.

Here is the exact quote regarding the status of Europe’s event from the presentation’s slide:

While continuing to monitor the status of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the European Fan Festival is still under consideration to be held in February 2021.

If it is able to be held, the European FFXIV Fan Festival will be held February 20-21, 2021 at ExCeL London in the UK.

Final Fantasy XIV is available for the PlayStation 4 and PC. The July 22, 2020 presentation also went over the upcoming 5.3 update and free trial expansion.

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