MMOSite is reporting on a rumor that Final Fantasy XI may be shutting down this year. The rumor originates from a "Japanese game media" that has published the supposed public admittance from a Square Enix employee that Final Fantasy XI would be shutting down this year due to the release of Final Fantasy XIV.
New MMORPG.com contributor Christina Gonzalez reports from a recent Hands-On preview of Final Fanatsy XI's most recent update: A Shantotto Ascension.
Square Enix has announced that this year's Starlight Celebration will begin on Friday, December 18th and continue through Thursday, Decemmber 31st. However, the Smilebringer Boot Camp will continue past the event end date, though in a somewhat altered form. The Smile sergeants will be garbed in different outfits, charge a participation fee, and offer different rewards.
Square Enix has announced that the Mog Bonanza lottery will return to FFXI on December 24th, 2009! On December 24th, all characters who have been active for at least 45 days will be able to purchase a Mog Marble which is inscribed with a set of five numbers. On January 29th, 2010, the winning numbers will be announced and players will be awarded prizes based on the amount of numbers matched.
MMORPG.com Correspndent Joseph Lavender takes a quick look at what might happen with Final Fantasy XI when its quasi-sequel Final Fantasy XIV is finally released. Will the game live or die?
The Final Fantasy XI Ultimate Collection is now available on Steam for $19.99. The new compilation pack contains the standard 30 days of free game time, all four expansions released for FFXI to date (Rise of the Zilart® Chains of Promathia®, Treasures of Aht Urhgan®, Wings of the Goddess®) as well as all three add-on scenarios released for the game this year (A Crystalline Prophecy, A Moogle Kupo d'Etat, A Shantotto Ascension).
The November Version Update for Final Fantasy XI is now live! This latest game update introduces a number of major additions to Final Fantasy XI including new Wings of the Goddess quests, updates to the Mobiln Maze Mongers, a bevy of major job changes, and numerous other tweaks. Also launching with today's update is the "A Shantotto Ascension" add-on scenario, so if you've pre-purchased the add-on you should be able to download and jump right into it!
Coming along with the many features to be introduced with this month's version update will be a new "Evolith" system just unveiled today. Evolith are stones that can be used to slot into gear conferring powerful bonuses. The stones are obtained through "hunt regimes" targeted at NM's or notorious monsters. A new crafting discipline called synergy will allow for players to etch up to three Evolith slots into their equipment, as well.
Pre-sales for "A Shantotto Ascension" the third and final entry to the three part scenario series to be released for Final Fantasy XI this year have begun today. The scenario is priced at $9.99 and is available for purchase to PlayOnline users through the PlayOnline Viewer. The actual download for the add-on will become available on the game's release date of Tuesday, November 9th, 2009.
Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in North America, today announced that FINAL FANTASY® XI Ultimate Collection will be released on November 10th in North America, in time for the holidays. A comprehensive compilation of all the content created within the title's history, this new entry to the FINAL FANTASY XI catalog will be priced at $19.99 and available as a retail product for both Windows PC and Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system fro