Posted Sun Oct 16, 2016 at 10:24 AM PDT by Connor Sears
With some not-so-great news for those still playing on PS3.
At the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival in Las Vegas, publisher Square Enix pulled back the curtain on the next expansion for the 'Final Fantasy XIV' MMORPG. Titled 'Stormblood,' the expansion is slated to release in summer 2017.
The expansion will raise the game's level cap from 60 to 70 and will add in a collection of new jobs for players to try out—along with fresh dungeons, raids, and gear. The expansion will take place in Ala Mhigo, an occupied land ripe for a liberation movement. Game director Naoki Yoshida noted that 'Stormblood' will include "a full stand-alone game's worth of content" and that the amount of new areas added will be comparable to those added in the game's first expansion, according to Polygon.
Finally, 'Stormblood' will increase the size of players' inventories, a much-requested change from the community.
Unfortunately for those still playing 'Final Fantasy XIV' on PS3, Square Enix also announced that it will stop supporting the platform with the launch of the new expansion. For those players who also own a PS4, however, Yoshida said that an upgrade program will allow them to upgrade their version of the game for free if they want to be able to play 'Stormblood' along with the rest of the community.
The expansion's announcement also came with a cinematic teaser featuring two fighters duking it out on top of an enormous statue. You can catch the reveal trailer for 'Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood' below.
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