Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: MMO

Square Enix resumes digital sales of Final Fantasy XIV

Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn (PC, PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 7

After halting digital sales of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn due to “unprecedented demand at launch,” Square Enix has announced that sales have now resumed. Since the suspension on August 28, the studio has increased the number of and “performed extensive maintenance” on the game servers. The improvements now allow for a greater number of players, as well as an increase in the maximum limit of users capable of playing at the same time per World.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn PS4 beta, migration announced

Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn (PC, PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 5

Square Enix has released new details about character migration and an upcoming beta for the PlayStation 4 version of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. The studio has plans to launch a beta for the next-gen version on February 22. Also, for those who are currently playing the PS3 version, a character-transfer program has been announced that will allow you to bring your character over to the PS4 version for free. Additional details about the program are not known, however, but will be released at a later date.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn goes live for PC and PS3

The Final Fantasy series is taking another stab at the MMO genre today with the release of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Available for PC and PS3, A Realm Reborn allows players of both versions to venture together in a new storyline that takes place five years after the realm of Eorzea was laid waste by the Primal known as Bahamut. Players can now change their abilities, role, and skills using the Armory System, which allows for them to excel in multiple roles using only one character. Characters will switch to one of the 19 different classes by changing their equipped gear, and nine different jobs will unlock as they progress. Players can form Free Companies to go on story-driven quests, ride alongside their comrades into battle on a personal companion chocobo, and fight in open-world battles with other players.

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Android, Apple Handheld, PC News, PlayStation 3 News

Tom Clancy’s The Division announced for PC

Gamescom has brought some welcomed news for PC gamers who have been eying Massive’s upcoming open-world persistent single- and multiplayer action title Tom Clancy’s The Division. Ubisoft has announced that the previously console-only release, revealed earlier this summer at E3, will be available for PC next year. Gamers who have enjoyed Massive’s previous work, such as Farcry 3 and World in Conflict, will find the studio well suited to the platform.

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PC News

Square Enix celebrating Final Fantasy XI’s 11 years with free gifts

Final Fantasy XI (PC) 11 Year Anniversary - Screenshot 1

Final Fantasy XI turned 11 earlier this summer, and Square Enix is celebrating with six gifts, including three free expansions. The three add-ons are being offered for free for a limited time, from August 8 to October 11: Vision of Abyssea, Scars of Abyssea, and Heroes of Abyssea. The Abyssea trilogy requires that players have the Rise of the Zilart and Wings of the Goddess expansions installed and registered, as well as one level-30 job. The other five gifts, detailed below, include free cruor, 11 of the most popular atma, and an increase in initial Traverser stone stocks.

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PC News, PlayStation 2 News, Xbox 360 News

E3 2013: Square Enix – Final Fantasy XV, Kingdom Hearts III, Deus Ex

Square Enix (E3 2013) Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII (360, PS3) Screenshot 1

Square Enix had a very Final Fantasy-heavy E3 showing, with news about Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, new media from Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster, and the reveal that Final Fantasy Versus XIII is now Final Fantasy XV. The studio also had surprises in store, including the announcement that Deus Ex: Human Revolution: Director’s Cut is going multiplatform and that the next entry in the Kingdom Hearts series is well underway.

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E3 2013: Bethesda – Elder Scrolls Online, Evil Within, and Wolfenstein

Bethesda (E3 2013) The Evil Within (360, PC, PS4, PS4, Xbox One) Screenshot 1

Bethesda’s E3 line-up consisted of three previously announced titles: The Elder Scrolls Online, The Evil Within, and Wolfenstein: The New Order. The biggest reveal was that all three will also be released for PS4 and Xbox One. Some new videos and screens accompanied the announcement.

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SOE’s DC Universe Online, PlanetSide 2 in development for PS4

DC Universe Online (PC, PS3, PS4) PS4 Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sony Online has announced that they will be bringing two of their biggest MMOs to the PS4, DC Universe Online and PlanetSide 2. As with the other versions, both will be free-to-play with optional in-game purchases. For those keeping count, that brings the total number of free-to-play MMOs on the PS4 up to three: DCUO, Dust 514, and PlanetSide 2.

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PlayStation 4 News

To the drop pods! CCP Games’ MMOFPS Dust 514 deploys for PS3

Dust 514 (PS3) Uprising Build Announcement - Screenshot 2

After months of stress testing, CCP Games’ free-to-play MMOFPS Dust 154 has transitioned from open beta to final release. The PS3 exclusive links ground-based warfare with the space-based combat of its PC MMORPG counterpart Eve Online to form a fully integrated multi-system universe known as New Eden. CCP plans to release its first update in June, followed by several “major releases” throughout the rest of the year.

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PlayStation 3 News

Prepare the drop pods! Dust 514 launching next month for PS3

Dust 514 (PS3) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

?CCP Games’ upcoming massively multiplayer shooter Dust 514 is nearing completion and will be going live on May 14. The developer announced that the free-to-play PS3 exclusive will be fully integrated with New Eden, the universe of Eve Online, when it launches on PSN. As console gamers pound the ground to complete objectives and whittle away their rivals’ numbers, Eve Online players will be orbiting above, dealing with the consequences of each battle in the shared persistent universe. PC gamers will be able to lend their support in the form of helping with coordination and bombarding targets.

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PlayStation 3 News