The global community of FINAL FANTASY® XIV Online continues to grow as SQUARE ENIX® announces the game has now surpassed 16 million registered users worldwide during a Letter from the Producer LIVE segment streamed from San Francisco. The new figure marks a high-point for the MMORPG ahead of the release of its third major expansion, FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers™ on 2nd July 2019.
Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida also revealed several new details for the upcoming expansion during the livestream, including:
- Details on battle system changes, including adjustments to role actions
- Updates to the FATE system, side quests, and job quests
- Adjustments to job synergy and rebalancing of jobs
- Various quality of life changes and UI updates
The Shadowbringers job actions trailer was also debuted, and showcases updated and new abilities for all jobs—it is available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/jaGxC7wnBDo
Additionally, the FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers official benchmark software is now available for download. The benchmark software includes all-new Shadowbringers footage, as well as a character creator that allows players to view playable characters as they appear in-game—including the new Hrothgar and Viera races. Users who create characters using the benchmark will also be able to carry them into the full game as well. The official benchmark software can be downloaded here: https://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/benchmark/.
Furthermore, the Shadowbringers benchmark software trailer can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/GlOBnVv6byI
FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers will mark the first time that Warriors of Light will travel the rift between worlds to become Warriors of Darkness, to restore night and save the world from the apocalypse the Flood of Light promises. The expansion is packed with new features including the new Dancer and Gunbreaker jobs, Hrothgar and Viera races, an increased level cap, sprawling new areas, raids, and much more.
FINAL FANTASY XIV Online continues to deliver upon the promise of bringing the best of the FINAL FANTASY experience to the online realm and is currently available on Windows, Steam, the PlayStation®4, and Mac®. All editions of FINAL FANTASY XIV Online can be purchased through the Square Enix Online Store here: https://ffxiv.eu.square-enix.com/
Players may pre-order all versions of Shadowbringers at the official pre-order website here: https://sqex.link/0ef9d