Yes, chocobos confirmed.
Final Fantasy XIV Online gets TV adaptation from Square Enix with Sony Pictures Television and Hivemind ̵
Final Fantasy XIV series tells an original story, but is directly inspired by the MMORPG characters and the world of Eorzea, which features elements from many Final Fantasy games before it, such as Magitek (originally from Final Fantasy VI).
"Final Fantasy XIV and Eorzea are the perfect entry to Final Fantasy for long fans and beginners alike," said Sony Pictures Television Co-President Chris Parnell. "This show is about embracing and sensing all the elements that have made mythos such an infinitely captivating phenomenon and it is a huge honor to bring all of Eorzea's iconic characters, settings and concepts – including fan favorites like Cid and, of course, the chokobes – to life for a television audience. "
In particular, the Final Fantasy XIV TV show's history will focus on "the struggle between magic and technology in the quest to bring peace to a country of conflict" and will include known characters directly from the game along with new ones. It's all we know so far, but the story of Final Fantasy XIV is so massive and detailed, the TV series could draw from any number of threads to make a thoughtful original story written by Ben Lustig and Jake Thornton (Winter's Knight, The Wells Initiative).
Hivemind, the production company behind Netflix's upcoming adaptation of The Witcher and the Amazon The Expanse, currently has a first edition of the deal with Amazon. Although nothing officially confirmed, it would not be surprising to see Final Fantasy XIV country on Amazon or Netflix, given Hivemind's existing connection to the two streaming services. Amazon is currently developing a Wheel of Time fitting with Sony TV, and is also developing a huge budget new venture on the Lord of the Rings – the scope of the Final Fantasy universe would make it a natural fit with those projects unless the streamer does not I do not want too many fantasy projects that compete with each other.
There's also another point in Netflix's court: Final Fantasy XIV: Papa of Light is already available on the streaming platform. It's a noisy Japanese drama based on a true story of how a son and dad are restoring each other by playing Final Fantasy XIV together.
"Television is the ideal medium to capture the extraordinary depth, sophisticated themes and unique imagination of Final Fantasy and its many unique and fully realized characters," said Jason Brown, Hivemind Co-Founder and Co-President. "We work tirelessly to bring together artists from around the world who agree to honor the extraordinary legacy of this franchise and its millions of fans around the world."
There is no publishing window yet, but it is certain we will report this news as soon as it is available. Given Final Fantasy XIV has not started production and has not yet secured a distributor, we estimate at least one year before we even see a teaser trailer.
Final Fantasy XIV has collected just over 16 million registered users, and its third major expansion, Shadowbringers, comes out on July 2nd. If you are wondering "Why XIV himself?" Be sure to check why Final Fantasy XIV deserves a TV series and if you are interested in the game, read our Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Preview.
Casey DeFreitas is an editor of IGN who plays as a Miqo & # 39; t tank in FFXIV. Catch her on Twitter @ ShinyCaseyD.