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#1 Aug 18 2009 at 10:09 AM Rating: Decent
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So GamesCom has started. Anyone knows when Square-Enix will present stuff about FF14?
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#2 Aug 18 2009 at 10:28 AM Rating: Decent
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Hopefully they do. I'm sure we will get a little bit more info about the game, I'm hoping for some Beta talks!!
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#3 Aug 18 2009 at 10:30 AM Rating: Decent
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Hopefully they do. I'm sure we will get a little bit more info about the game, I'm hoping for some Beta talks!!


We already know they will. The question is when?

I don't know. Sorry OP.

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The con itself doesn't start until tomorrow. Today and yesterday were mostly developer days (old Liepzig Gamescon), with EA and Sony giving their press conferences this morning. I can't get to the Gamescon website atm, but starting tomorrow, I'm sure we'll see more news rolling in, maybe as soon as this evening/night.
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#5 Aug 18 2009 at 10:35 AM Rating: Decent
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Well hopefully it's soon.
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I'm half expecting the only beta announcement to be "We will give information on closed beta testing dates at the Tokyo Game Show in September! Look forward to it!"
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I'm half expecting the only beta announcement to be "We will give information on closed beta testing dates at the Tokyo Game Show in September! Look forward to it!"


LMAO!!! I can see that happening too lol
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#8 Aug 18 2009 at 11:56 AM Rating: Default
It's not totally out of the question, considering TGS gets more publicity.
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It is still a Jp game so you'll probably see a rehashed trailer from e3, alittle bit of info maybe some screen shots? The beta annoucment will be given at TGS for sure.
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It is still a Jp game so you'll probably see a rehashed trailer from e3, alittle bit of info maybe some screen shots? The beta annoucment will be given at TGS for sure.


Beta is worldwide as is the release, so if its anything like they've done lately with FFXI, we'll see some new info now, then more info at TGS, aka splitting the info like they did with SCH/DNC for FFXI. Same dev team so it makes sense that will happen.
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no. they will show the games live. I dont know when.
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Why is everyone extremely hoocked up on TGS. I think it doesn't matter where SE realease info on FFXIV, rather when and since GameCon is tomorrow and they have the information ready, I don't see any reason at all to withhold the information until TGS. Also people constantly forget that FF14 is an international release in 3 different regions simultainasly, and if we go by poppulation EU>US>JP. In that sence it would only be logical if they release as much info as possible at GameCom.
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You have to assume that they have TONS to show being that it's an MMO, but they aren't going to bust everything out at one convention and blow all their buzz. They have to leak it out slowly to keep the PR machine going.
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Yoshinori Kitase (Producer) and Motomu Toriyama (Director) will be flying in from Japan for the highly anticipated FINAL FANTASY® XIII. Hiromichi Tanaka (Producer) will be attending on behalf of the development team working on the recently announced MMORPG, FINAL FANTASY XIV.

Jeremy Lee (Development Director) and David Verfaillie (Lead Designer) will be attending for the forthcoming Third-Person Shooter, FRONT MISSION EVOLVED™.

Takayuki Kawasaki (Project Manager) on the Action-Adventure game NIER™; Victor Kislyi (CEO, Wargaming.net) and Nick Katselapov (VP of Business Development, Wargaming.net) will be attending for the forthcoming World War II Strategy Action title, ORDER OF WAR™; and Chris Taylor (Creator) of SUPREME COMMANDER® 2 will all be present at the show.

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The above teams will be attending a special Square Enix photocall on the first day of the show which will be open to all media.

Date: Wednesday 19th August

Time: 10am start

Location: Square Enix stand - Hall 6, booth B54

The playable world premiere of SUPREME COMMANDER 2 and a special presentation of the forthcoming MMORPG, FINAL FANTASY XIV
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10am what timezone?
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#16 Aug 18 2009 at 2:50 PM Rating: Excellent
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Nice info Displace!

Thanks for that.

One reason why SE may withhold beta information (or massive amounts of information for that matter) from GamesCom and saving it for TGS, is that Square Enix is a Japanese based company.

If I was Square Enix I would definitely be waiting until TGS to release beta information.

Don't most of their games get released in the order of JP --> US --> EU? I know the game is supposed to be released in all regions simultaneously, but I still think they'll be saving that sort of information for TGS.

It's only 1 more month of waiting time...I think SE can and will wait.

I guess we'll know very soon!
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Looks like its GMT+2. Its 7 hours ahead of me. I am in CST here in Western Kentucky. Its almost 1 AM right now over in Leipzig. Its almost 6 PM here.

EDIT: Found the timezone info here. http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/time-zone/europe/european-union/germany/leipzig/time.htm

Edited, Aug 18th 2009 5:52pm by TrustyDRK

EDIT AGAIN: I suck at where these places are, but someone said its held in Cologne Germany, but still same time zone.

Edited, Aug 18th 2009 6:16pm by TrustyDRK
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Why is everyone extremely hoocked up on TGS. I think it doesn't matter where SE realease info on FFXIV, rather when and since GameCon is tomorrow and they have the information ready, I don't see any reason at all to withhold the information until TGS. Also people constantly forget that FF14 is an international release in 3 different regions simultainasly, and if we go by poppulation EU>US>JP. In that sence it would only be logical if they release as much info as possible at GameCom.


I'm expecting new things from tomorrow morning's presentation, but the main reason why everyone is "hoocked" on TGS is because it's in Japan. Squenix's home turf. They're making presentations in Europe to solidify their growing customer share there (especially after the acquisition of Eidos), but expect the main bulk of any announcements at TGS since they are a Japanese-based company, and the majority of their users are there. They're spreading the love around, as we got the introduction to it at E3, Europe is getting love at Gamescon, but I can guarantee you that they're saving their big guns for TGS. The end of Sept. when TGS is held is more than likely an optimal time for them to announce beta registration as well, since it will be that much closer to when they're thinking of launching it. That would give them 2-3 months for people to sign up for the beta, allowing lots of time for them to select participants from around the world, if they're going to do a world-wide beta, which is expected.

So, 2-3 months of selection puts us into Dec./Jan., when they could conceivably start a closed beta, let that run for 3-4 months, putting us into Aprilish, then run an open beta, or weekend previews for 2-3 months putting us deep into summer, and months after the release of FFXIII. They will not release XIV at the same time as XIII, in order to maximize sales. This is only my speculation, but it makes sense to me.

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#19 Aug 18 2009 at 3:07 PM Rating: Good
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Don't get your hopes up.
They love to tease us and drive us crazy.

I expect some nondescript ingame footage, nothing too revealing, maybe someone running through a part of a zone, maybe, if we're really lucky some mild combat.
Possibly a quick look at the cities they have already revealed, a few mobs here and there.

Don't expect new races, male mithra/galka, the other city(ies) or anything substantial.
They have a whole year to go, they will drip information slowly and get us speculating wildly.

I also doubt we'll get beta testing details yet. It's too obvious a place to announce it, too expected.
I think they'll slip that out at some totally unexpected time, like they did with the last chunk of information.
Catch us unawares.

I really hope I'm wrong. I log in here at least 5 times a day hoping for something new, but I think we have a long, frustrating, hope filled wait yet.
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so I'm a tad confused why can't they release XIV before XIII lol does it have to go in order? is that really going to **** off people?
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#21 Aug 18 2009 at 3:31 PM Rating: Decent
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so I'm a tad confused why can't they release XIV before XIII lol does it have to go in order? is that really going to **** off people?


Yes they do have to be in order. Also FFXIII is an easier game to make than a massive MMORPG. It may **** off some people but there is nothing anyone can do. It was the same thing with FFX and FFXI let's thank god the wait between FFXIII and FFXIV isn't as long :)

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Yes they do have to be in order. Also FFXIII is an easier game to make than a massive MMORPG. It may **** off some people but there is nothing anyone can do. It was the same thing with FFX and FFXI let's thank god the wait between FFXIII and FFXIV isn't as long :)


True I don't have to wait long :P lol
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I like rice, so at TGS they will give a lot of info.
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XIII is being released 12/31/09 in Japan. That is all that counts. Beta for XIV can start in September/October and be released by spring and still be technically in sequential order.
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XIII is being released 12/31/09 in Japan. That is all that counts. Beta for XIV can start in September/October and be released by spring and still be technically in sequential order.


I rarely believe those dates because a lot of companies put 12/31/09 when all the info they have is it's released that year, unless they hear otherwise. I don't think I have seen a game launched new years eve or day ever.
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SE has stated numerous times the JP release date is solid for Q4 2009. The only release date that has yet to be confirmed is NA and EU. But SE has stated Q1 2010 for those regions.
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SE has stated numerous times the JP release date is solid for Q4 2009. The only release date that has yet to be confirmed is NA and EU. But SE has stated Q1 2010 for those regions.


FFXIII or XIV?


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XIII is being released 12/31/09 in Japan. That is all that counts. Beta for XIV can start in September/October and be released by spring and still be technically in sequential order.


I rarely believe those dates because a lot of companies put 12/31/09 when all the info they have is it's released that year, unless they hear otherwise. I don't think I have seen a game launched new years eve or day ever.


Thats usually the default date of anything. They're right EVERY NOW AND THEN lol.

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I believe Square's conference is at 10:00 A.M. CEST (Central European Summer Time), so it's a little under five hours from now.
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I have several other console games, including FFXIII, that I want to finish before XIV comes out... because I suspect that once I start playing, I probably won't pick up another game for at least 18 months.

The wait doesn't bother me much. I would like for them to get all their wrinkles ironed out and not rush things. Although I won't be participating, I am fully in favor of a lengthy beta.
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Don't get your hopes up.
They love to tease us and drive us crazy.

I expect some nondescript ingame footage, nothing too revealing, maybe someone running through a part of a zone, maybe, if we're really lucky some mild combat.
Possibly a quick look at the cities they have already revealed, a few mobs here and there.

Don't expect new races, male mithra/galka, the other city(ies) or anything substantial.
They have a whole year to go, they will drip information slowly and get us speculating wildly.

I also doubt we'll get beta testing details yet. It's too obvious a place to announce it, too expected.
I think they'll slip that out at some totally unexpected time, like they did with the last chunk of information.
Catch us unawares.

I really hope I'm wrong. I log in here at least 5 times a day hoping for something new, but I think we have a long, frustrating, hope filled wait yet.


If they showed that much than I would be exstatic lol. I keep hearing people expecting a Beta announcement and I just don't understand why. I seriously doubt they are going to have multi-region closed beta right out the door and its probably going to be Japanese only to start with and open beta = open the doors to beta testing localization and fine tunement for final release candidate. There really is no point in beta testing the NA community alongside the Japanese community early on as all the developers are Japanese to begin with. Better to have more beta testers that can atleast draft a bug report in the native language rather than hiring a ton of translators just for an early beta test. When they need to test localization, thats when we should be put into it, otherwise we are just slowing down development.

I am hoping for a simple demonstrations of concept we have learned in the past several days, more images/videos of the actual game in motion etc. ANY video of the game in motion immediately makes me believe waiting for this was worth it. Everything after is icing on the cake.

Edited, Aug 19th 2009 12:48am by croythegreat
#31 Aug 18 2009 at 10:57 PM Rating: Default
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Anyone is going to attend gamescon btw, it should start soon ^^
#32 Aug 18 2009 at 11:09 PM Rating: Decent
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Anyone have an idea if some site is posting up the information presented by SE?
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Looks like its going to be MUCH better than I imagined they would do.

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Finally the Gamescom is opening today. And there are going to be a lot of new releases. But the biggest surprise is probably going to happen at the Square Enix booth. You will get the chance to be one of the firsts to play exclusively on alpha version of Final Fantasy XIV on public every day there are going to BE 6 Final Fantasy XIV events at the Square Enix booth. There is going to be a presentation and after that 3 sets of 12 players being able to play for 15 minutes. If you want to make sure that you are going to one of the lucky persons, arrive early at our booth in Hall 6 Booth B54 and ask us for an event ticket. So make sure you are there early;)

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Playable Versions:

- Dissidia: Final Fantasy (PSP)

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New information and trailers for:

Space Invaders Extreme 2, Front Mission Evolved, Nier, Final Fantasy XIII, My Life as a Darklord, Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, Final Fantasy VII (PSN), 0 on Earth Day Attack and Death by Cube



The cherry on the top: The producers of Final Fantasy XIV are going to be in Cologne to, on Saturday at 11:25 there is going to be a presentation at the Intel booth. Hiromichi Tanaka (Final Fantasy I-III, XI, XIV) is going to be at the Square Enix booth for an autograph session (probably at 3pm)

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Lucky buggers getting to play
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Just being able to see it in action will tide me over for a long time. just let me see!!!!!
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. You will get the chance to be one of the firsts to play exclusively on alpha version of Final Fantasy XIV on public every day there are going to BE 6 Final Fantasy XIV events at the Square Enix booth.


Holy Christ, play alpha version lol. And I thought we would only see a new screenshot LOL.

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#37 Aug 18 2009 at 11:55 PM Rating: Decent
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I would love a screenshot of the gameplay though :P
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This is what im checking for live updates ->

http://www.ffxivcore.com/index.php?/topic/424-ffxiv-at-gamescom-updated-all-the-time/

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http://twitter.com/ffxivcore

Just so others have more options.
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Awesome thanks for that
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This is what im checking for live updates ->

http://www.ffxivcore.com/index.php?/topic/424-ffxiv-at-gamescom-updated-all-the-time/

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http://twitter.com/ffxivcore

Just so others have more options.


That forum admin is going to play FFXIV alpha in 7 min LOL ;D
**** that guy is lucky ^^
#41 Aug 19 2009 at 12:19 AM Rating: Decent
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Pretty awesome about the alpha I reckon, would be nice if they can sample character creation and see how the armoury really is.
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Three separate threads all linking to the same website...

I bet that website is seeing a ridiculous number of user registrations and hits today.
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**** the site is bogged down.

I freaked when he mentioned that he was waiting in line to play an Alpha build (31 minutes ago!)
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I would be sorely disappointed if he didn't try it. I mean he is standing there so why not :P
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Don't expect too many up close pictures of video of the game.

Apparently it's forbidden.

Still looking forward to hearing about the game though.

I wonder how many more threads posting the same link are going to spawn in the next few hours?
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I would be sorely disappointed if he didn't try it. I mean he is standing there so why not :P


He posted two screenshots of the booth.
You could see a login screen of some kind with the FFXIV logo on it!

Heres crossing my fingers that is blows his mind.
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For those that can't see the site (since its getting bogged down) he just said two things... 1. He can't record video/screen capture while playing (hope there is someone there with a good zoom lens lol) 2. SE is going to do the first play test to give people an idea what they can do from the start so they don't go wandering around aimlessly without any idea what to do.

Edit: Semi beaten lol

And yeah in one of the screen shots you can see a login screen, wish you could see it in better focus lol.

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Update 7: They are going through the game before the first 12 play, I'm after the first 12, 17 if I remember, will update more soon.
Update 6: Im playing soon, so ill have a lot of photos later in a bit. It seems really well-tuned already. Cannot take photos or film close up, its forbidden.
Update #5: The internet here is so slow, I'm trying to upload more photos, but it's not letting me atm. So just stay tuned.
Update #4 : While I wait to play the trial version of the game, I'm preparing photos to upload. Keep refreshing :)
Update #3: I got a ticket to playthe game at 10.30, which is in 25 minutes from now (it's currently10.06 as of this update, photos coming)
Update #2: Taking photos of the dev team right now, stay tuned
Update: There's a trial version available that all can play!

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At this moment, all Japan players are accessing to this site too.
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