Final Fantasy 14 is finally set to arrive on Xbox Sereis X/S.
Xbox boss Phil Spencer made a shock look on the Final Fantasy 14 Fan Festival in Las Vegas to announce that the sport was coming to current-gen Xbox methods.
The MMO will probably be formally launching in Spring 2024, however an open beta will probably be launching alongside the sport’s upcoming Patch 6.5 replace, which is possible due within the coming months.
According to Xbox, the Series X model of the sport will assist 4K graphics, whereas each the Series X and Series S variations will profit from quick loading occasions.
The Expanded Free Trial, which is obtainable on PC and PlayStation consoles, will even be relevant on Xbox too.
This means gamers will probably be in a position to play by means of the whole lot of the bottom recreation A Realm Reborn, in addition to its first two expansions Heavensward and Stormblood, up to stage 70 with no restrictions on playtime.
Once gamers attain stage 70, they’ll then have to pay a month-to-month payment to proceed enjoying the sport.
While the sport is primarily an internet multiplayer journey, Square Enix has been implementing a system known as Duty Support, which lets gamers tackle content material with a celebration of NPC allies as a substitute of actual gamers.
According to Xbox, by the point the sport’s open beta launches the Duty Support system will cowl all the primary story dungeons from A Realm Reborn and the 4 present expansions, that means gamers will probably be in a position to play by means of the primary story content material solo.
The information marks the tip of a prolonged effort by Xbox boss Phil Spencer to carry Final Fantasy 14 to Xbox consoles.
In 2019, Spencer publicly dedicated to “bringing that game to Xbox” throughout a media presentation on the X019 occasion in London. Then, final yr, he acknowledged that he nonetheless hadn’t given up on it.