When Final Fantasy XIV released in late September of 2010, Square Enix found themselves receiving some of the worst criticism ever from fans. Fans across the world shared their opinions and unfortunately, they all felt the same dissapointment with Square Enix’s latest MMORPG. Dungeons were missing, no Chocobos, features felt useless, the party system was awful and the list keeps going. People felt the game was not even close to being finished and felt that Square Enix was in such a rush to release the title. The backlash was hectic, and Sqaure Enix knew what had to be done in order to fix the game and apologize to the fans.
A year after launch, Square Enix announced, after replacing the original development team, FFXIV will relaunch a new version of the game renamed to Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Naoki Yoshida (the new director) can’t stress enough how this is not just a patch update, nor an expansion pack, but a completely new game. Rebuilt from the ground up, FFXIV: A Realm Reborn will still have its original game settings, lore and story, but will feature a new user interface, graphics engine, terrain, content, new client and server structure.
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