Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward

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How Final Fantasy's biggest failure changed the series for the better

Naoki Yoshida on the past, present and future of Final Fantasy 14.

Triumph through adversity. Such has always been the way of Final Fantasy, which seems to exist in its own perpetual struggle. Indeed, it thrives off it - the series name famously originated from creator Hironobu Sakaguchi, working out of a then-beleaguered Square on what he believed at the time to be his last project. Later projects, such as Final Fantasy 12 - a high point for the series, in my own opinion - came from tumultuous development, and of course most recently Final Fantasy 15 marked the end of a very long, winding and often torturous road.

Final Fantasy 14 announces new expansion Stormblood

Final Fantasy 14 announces new expansion Stormblood

PS3 support coming to an end, PS4 upgrade free.

Square Enix has announced its second major Final Fantasy 14 expansion, Stormblood.

Revealed during the Final Fantasy 14 Fan Festival livestream, Stormblood will expand upon the MMORPG's world of Eorzea in early summer 2017

Producer and director Naoki Yoshida noted that Stormblood will mainly be about reclaiming Ala Mhigo from Garlean oppression.

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Final Fantasy 14's first expansion dated

Final Fantasy 14's first expansion dated

Heavensward coming this June, alongside Mac version.

Final Fantasy 14's first expansion, Heavensward, has been dated, with it due to hit all platforms on June 23rd.

First announced last year, Heavenward introduces a whole new location while expanding the existing play area, adds new flying mounts and also introduces a new loot system, a brand new race and three new jobs. It will also introduce an all-new raid, Alexander, which will be available in both normal and hard modes.

Heavensward was originally scheduled for release this Spring, so the June release date sees a slight delay. An Early Access version will be available for some players from June 19th.

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Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward expansion adds new race, airships

Square Enix has teased Heavensward, the first major expansion for Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn.

Due to launch in spring 2015, Heavensward will introduce the northern city of Ishgard and feature a fresh chunk of story focusing on Ishgard's war with Dravania.

Along with a set of new areas to explore, you'll also be able to play as a new race and band together to build airships.

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