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MMORPG | Setting:Fantasy | Status:Final  (rel 10/28/03)  | Pub:Square Enix
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XBox 360 Version

Posted by Jon Wood on Oct 19, 2005  | Comments

XBox 360 Version - MMORPG.com

With excitement building for the release of the new XBox 360, the developers of Final Fantasy XI have unveiled the a version for their game on that console. Amazingly, the game is far enough along in its development that users can play with other players on different platforms. Simply put, XBox 360 players can play at the same time as and in the same world with PC or PS2 players.

October 4th-5th in Amsterdam, FINAL FANTASY XI was demonstrated at the X05 event held by Microsoft. Several new areas included in the forthcoming expansion pack announced at TGS 2005, "Treasures of Aht Urhgan", were shown. It was the first opportunity to see FFXI on Xbox 360™ connecting to one of the actual worlds currently in service. The development of the Xbox 360 version of FFXI is in its final stages meaning that it is already possible to connect to actual worlds with other players from the Windows or PlayStation 2 versions! Further optimization remains to be done, so you can expect to see Beta test information announced in the near future!

During the beta test period, all beta testers using Xbox 360 will connect to the dedicated beta worlds. Existing worlds will be available for Xbox 360 users when the beta test is complete.

The Xbox 360 consoles which were used to connect to the public server were fitted with USB keyboards. Using the combination of its controller and the additional keyboard, FFXI handled like a dream!

Additional information is becoming available all the time, so please look out for more exciting news on Xbox 360 and FINAL FANTASY XI!

For more on Final Fantasy XI, click here

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