Monday, November 08, 2021
Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker will now be arriving in December, having previously been slated for release on 23rd November. The fourth (and apparently largest) expansion for the MMO, the delay comes as Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida strives to “perfect” Endwalker to the best of his ability.
“As a result, the time we spent on quality improvement exceeded our expectations and we ended up using our time allotted for debugging,” Yoshida writes in a statement. “On the other hand, as stability is crucial for an online game, I have taken the decision to postpone the release of the expansion pack for two weeks in order to re-secure the time for debugging that would arise as we wrap up development.”
You can read an additional message from Yoshida on Endwalker's delay here. As well as concluding the Hydaelyn and Zodiark saga in Final Fantasy XIV, Endwalker will also include new crafting and gathering actions, new Role Quests, the new Pandemonium Raid with Normal and Savage difficulties to be added in the 6.01 and 6.05 patches, respectively. There will also be new treasure hunt dungeon ‘The Excitatron 6000’; the new Ishgardian housing area, Empyreum; and various system updates.
New Allagan tomestones, crafter and gatherer scrips, UI updates, and more will also arrive with Endwalker, whole Patch 6.1 will introduce the new ‘Crystal Conflict’ 5v5 team-based PvP mode, and Ranked Seasons with participation in PvP matches earning rewards (like mounts and equipment) via Series EXP, raising your ‘Series Level’.
Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker is now set to launch on 7th December, while early access will go live on 3rd December. Patch 6.01, meanwhile, is scheduled to roll out on 21st December, with Patch 6.05 to follow on 4th January 2022. Final Fantasy XIV is available for PlayStation 4 and PC, and came to PS5 in April. Check out the launch trailer below.
Tuesday, November 09, 2021 @ 12:11 AM