Final Fantasy XIV
|Final Fantasy XIV|
|Designer(s)||Hiromichi Tanaka, Nobuaki Komoto|
|System(s)||PlayStation 3, Windows|
|Preceded by||Final Fantasy XIII|
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Final Fantasy XIV (ファイナルファンタジーXIV Fainaru Fantajī Fōtīn?), also known as Final Fantasy XIV Online, is the fourteenth entry in the Final Fantasy series, due for release in 2010 for PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Windows. It was announced that it will be released simultaneously in all regions. Like Final Fantasy XI, Final Fantasy XIV Online is a massively multiplayer online game. The game takes place in a world called Haiderin, with players exploring the land of Eorzea.
Final Fantasy XIV, previously codenamed Rapture (ラプチャー?), was first mentioned in August 2005, when Square Enix announced they had begun working on a new MMORPG, but neither confirmed nor denied that it was a sequel to Final Fantasy XI, or that it was Final Fantasy-related. Hiromichi Tanaka, producer of the MMORPG Final Fantasy XI, stated in April 2006 that developers are working to make Rapture a worldwide release. He announced in February 2007 that the game was being developed for the Xbox 360 and for personal computers running the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system. He also stated that it might be brought to the PlayStation 3 as well. Square Enix announced at GDC 2008 that the new MMO will indeed target the PlayStation 3 and Windows operating system, and hinted that Mac and Linux clients are not out of question. The game will utilize the Square Enix-created graphics engine called Crystal Tools and is being developed by the same team working on Square Enix's current MMO title, Final Fantasy XI.
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