Final Fantasy XI Online is the grand MMORPG set in the famous Final Fantasy series and style. Players enter the world of Vana’diel, a land with a healthy mix of magic, swords, and technology, and where the inhabitants are on a constant search and struggle for control of the crystals, the fundamental source of all creation. Players create characters from a list of five races and fifteen ‘jobs’ to take on challenges throughout Vana’diel’s four vast continents.
The latest developer update has been posted to the Final Fantasy XI forum to give players a forward look to what they can expect in the September 6th update. Among other things, new monsters will be added to the Ambuscade as well as different rewards. Players are encouraged to complete the Ambuscade activities and exchange badges / hallmarks prior to the update.
MMOCulture has uncovered a series of images from a presentation made at the annual Nexon Developers Conference that show off a mobile RPG called Final Fantasy XI Reboot. Formerly called Project A1, the game is a collaborative project between Square Enix and Nexon.
Final Fantasy XI players, who have suffered a series of setbacks with the console closure and the recent reassignment of the veteran game director, will be happy to hear that a significant update has been applied to the game that includes mounts, new battle content, items and furniture.
Mizuki Ito has posted a letter on the Final Fantasy XI site that informs the community that he is leaving the game to pursue a new project at Square Enix. This is particularly heart-wrenching for fans of the game who have to face a game world with no future updates and a declining population, particularly in light of last week's PS2 and XB360 stoppage.
As announced a year ago and periodically since then, both the XBox 360 and PlayStation 2 versions of Final Fantasy XI will end service at 7:00 am Pacific / 10:00 am Eastern today, Thursday, March 31st. PC service for the game will continue and players of the soon-defunct versions of FFXI can convert their account in order to continue playing.