‘Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn’ is Coming this Summer

It has been three years since Square Enix released Final Fantasy 14, the highly anticipated MMO that turned out to be a colossal let down. This led to the development of Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn, which essentially is a relaunch of the original game. And though the official release date has yet to be announced, Square has narrowed the window by confirming a summer 2013 release.

Same as the original version, Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn is an MMO that will be available on both PC and PS3.

The game is set to be entering its third and final round of closed beta testing next month, and it will include PS3 players for the first time, allowing them to explore the game’s world alongside PC owners due to its cross-platform functionality. The beta will also open up two new city states: Ul’dah and Limsa Lominsa.

You can sign up for the beta on Square Enix’s website.

Final Fantasy 14 producer Naiko Yoshida said that a rebirth of the game is necessary to help gamer’s regain trust in the Final Fantasy brand.

“Losing your fans’ trust is very easy thing to do. Regaining it is very hard,” Yoshida said. “We believe Final Fantasy 14 is a starting point, and that players joining us will think ‘oh wow, this is great, I’ll see what they can do with Final Fantasy 15 or 16’.


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  1. I’m tired of final fantasy! Give it a rest already!

    • I just want them to finish up so Kingdom Hearts becomes a first priority Dx

    • Bro gtfo

      • Na you gtfo.

        • I don’t mind the KH3. I’ve been waiting for ever for this and it’s almost within my grasp, but don’t say that they should stop making Final Fantasy. It’s the same company that made Kingdom Hearts. What about cloud, Leon, Yuffie, and others that showed up in KH. You’re just gonna say cut out Final Fantasy and go all the way with Kingdom Hearts alone and then Kingdom Hearts gets dried out like Final Fantasy. Then after that you’re gonna say they need to stop making Kingdom Hearts. It makes no sense to tell them to stop because you’re tired of it. There are other people like me who are a fan of not just FF but KH too, and doesn’t want anyone to end because one person it tired of it.

  2. This is their last chance. If it does not pan out i’m bailing.

  3. I’m looking forward to this. It seems like they’ve put a lot of effort into trying to fix their mistakes, and since this guy wasn’t even involved with the original flop that was FFXIV, I am willing to give him a clean slate to show that there are still people at Square-enix that care about the Final Fantasy brand name. That being said, they better have a great game on their hands with all the hype they have been trying to build for it. I will say, looking at some screen shots I do feel nostalgic for the old FF days and have had some great memories revived. 🙂

    I am looking forward to seeing what they can do, but I really hope that they can deliver all they say they can/will. The graphics and even the combat all LOOK beautiful, but in the end it’s how the game plays that will make or break it. Looking forward to trying it out, but for their sake I really hope this game does well…because if not I am sure me, alongside many die hard FF fans, will be truly disappointed and let down. But so far from what I have read/seen on the changes through videos and such I am liking what I am seeing. I just hope it is as good as it looks…

  4. Does this mean Final Fantasy 14: Reborn isn’t going to be the last one? There were rumors that the Final Fantasy saeries was comming to a close. :/
    Is this false?
    I only ask cause i really want the Kingdom Hearts searies to come back to life. Dx
    We’ve been waiting so long and i was hoping they would start working on it once Final Fantasy was finished… :[

  5. I was greatly disappointed with the first version (1.0). Though I will say, things slightly (slightly) looked promising when they began talking about the remake, and the updates they were giving 1.0.

    I stuck with it, because I had read that we’d be able to transfer and remake our 1.0 characters for 2.0, and I am so glad I did so. I got into beta the day it started, and I must say I am 90% very very pleased with what I’m playing and seeing.

    The user interface is amazing, the controls feel better (at least to me anyway), their new graphics engine is out of this world, along with their new servers. To me it feels like its taken some of the things I liked about Final Fantasy XI, and things I like about Guild Wars 2, and mixed them together.

    It also reminds me of playing almost like an online version of FFXII.

    I’m dying to see what phase 3 will bring… Although I better get a damn Ninja, Samurai, Blue Mage, and Dark Knight in the future. -_-

    I say its definitely without a doubt worth a trial, for anyone on the fence about playing this, even if you walked away pissed off at 1.0. I’m actually more excited about the release of 2.0 than I was about the release of 1.0

  6. I dont care about this game. I want A REAL Final Fantasy. I’ve been waiting since FF X! Please Square Enix! Bring us Versus XIII Final Fantasy 15 🙁 I would love a FF 7 8 or 9 remake too but that will never happen. Just bring Final Fantasy back.