Final Fantasy XIV may not have had the easiest ride in the world of MMORPGs, but nonetheless the multiplayer title has managed to be something of a success. Now, Square Enix has revealed that the title has hit an impressive marker, with [FinalFantasyXIV reaching over 16 million players.
First released in 2010, Final Fantasy XIV initially looked To be a bit of a mistake for the series. Everything from its gameplay to basic issues with its structure was heavily criticized at launch, and Square Enix decided to make the ball move down to the game and restart from scratch as Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn . Final Fantasy XIV regained the faith of players and became that rare thing of a MMORPG that managed to regain dropped ground.
Final Fantasy XIV has since received two substantial expansions in the form of 2015's Heavensward and 2017's Stormblood and now the title is set to get a third expansion named Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers . With the expansion dropping on July 2, it's a fitting time given that the game has just hit that 16 million player mark. To coincide with this, Square Enix also released a trailer for Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers that covers changes to the jobs system, which can be seen below.
Shadowbringers will bring a fair few changes to Final Fantasy XIV . The expansion will include new races that players are bound to spend some time with, even if there has been some discussion among the player base over the choice to gender lock the options. However, perhaps the most interesting dynamic change will be that of the charged action system that is being introduced.
The MMORPG is perhaps the hardest type of game to turn around when things have gone sour. After all, it's a genre often typified by complex systems that can get off new players, and the history of online gaming is littered with the skeletons of those games that have tried and failed to make a mark. Final Fantasy XIV shows that with a bit of dedication and an attempt to make things right for players, even drastic steps like starting over fine work – although being part of a franchise like Final Fantasy Final Fantasy as a whole given the release of that brand new Final Fantasy VII Remake ] footage. Hopefully Final Fantasy XIV will continue to deliver what the players want, and perhaps keep away from the battle generous genre.
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