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#1 Nov 14 2009 at 3:52 PM Rating: Excellent
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March 9th has been announced to be the date for FFXIII to be realeased in US and UK. That could mean a very probably date for a Summer release for FFXIV. Which could also mean a beta as early as December/January. =)

http://www.gamespot.com/news/6239986.html?tag=latestheadlines;title;1
#2 Nov 14 2009 at 4:09 PM Rating: Excellent
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This would please me. First two weeks in July booked off already (no travels booked yet but needed to get in there before the rush of people wanting summer off)

A relaxing week on the beach, and a week exploring XIV would be rather jolly.
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#3 Nov 14 2009 at 4:14 PM Rating: Good
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I fully expect the beta to start any week now. Once it starts release will be 4-6 months away. I'm thinking late spring, early Summer. Anywhere from May to July.
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I don't think this changes anything. The games are made by separate teams, so the release of one shouldn't affect the other... unless they were deliberately holding off on XIV for marketing reasons, but that would be very foolish. Plus, March 2010 has been the ballpark date for XIII for a while now.

My bet is still on a fall/winter 2010 release for XIV, though obviously summer would make me happy. The problem is that if they want to do a summer release and a 5 to 6-month beta, they would be cutting it awfully close. They still need to announce the beta schedule, recruit testers, go through the selection process, and begin the beta. All of this would have to happen within a matter of weeks from now to make a summer release.

Instead, we're still in the dark about the most fundamental parts of gameplay, and we haven't heard a peep about those mini-betas/demos/whatever they are that were hinted about in September. I'm sure expecting more information before an actual beta begins.
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I expect the closed beta to start in January 2010. With testers added gradually leading to an open beta beginning of May. Tanaka hoped a full beta, open to the public, to be at full swing by mid summer. I guess a 8/17/2010 release. That gives them 7 months of beta testing.

I got an email update about FFXIII Friday (yesterday) at noon about it's release date. I can't be the only one who received the release date by email? Oh yeah, I signed up for the members area which sends SE newslettersSE Members.

Also the support site of FFXIV is up on Square's website.
SE Support Center FFXIV

The release date surprised me how early. Which means FFXIV should see a decent release date.
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I don't think this changes anything. The games are made by separate teams, so the release of one shouldn't affect the other... unless they were deliberately holding off on XIV for marketing reasons, but that would be very foolish.


They were, sort of. They specified a few times it'd be out after XIII.
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#7 Nov 15 2009 at 2:07 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm impressed it's coming out so much closer to the JP date. It's usually around 6 months after the Japanese release.
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I'm impressed it's coming out so much closer to the JP date. It's usually around 6 months after the Japanese release.


I think they're finally realising that outside of Japan, they can make lots of money if they treat people with more value than dog ****.
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Likibiki wrote:

I think they're finally realising that outside of Japan, they can make lots of money if they treat people with more value than dog sh*t.
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Likibiki wrote:
valid wrote:
I'm impressed it's coming out so much closer to the JP date. It's usually around 6 months after the Japanese release.


I think they're finally realising that outside of Japan, they can make lots of money if they treat people with more value than dog sh*t.


They traditionally do this by making games and calling them "Final Fantasy" but I guess what you're suggesting is crazy enough to work too.
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I think we'll be lucky with seeing a late 2010 release.
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#12 Nov 17 2009 at 5:43 PM Rating: Good
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I still think most people are getting their hopes unrealistically high for a summer release. Not that it would displease me, but I think it's much more likely to see a late 2010 release.
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I still think most people are getting their hopes unrealistically high for a summer release. Not that it would displease me, but I think it's much more likely to see a late 2010 release.


I really don't think it's unrealistic...it's been in development for a very long time, longer than a good number of MMOs out there currently. Plus the game it shares an engine with will be released next month in japan. Any improvement done on XIII means you don't need to do with XIV, saving time.
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If FFXIV comes out September 25th, 2010, I will cry of joy.
That would be a memorable 14th birthday.
As if it wasn't enough that Halo 3 came out on my 11th birthday, but it'd still be cool.
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#15 Nov 18 2009 at 2:34 PM Rating: Excellent
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I really don't think it's unrealistic...it's been in development for a very long time, longer than a good number of MMOs out there currently.

Except last we heard, it was just around 50% complete.

Izaacpaul wrote:
As if it wasn't enough that Halo 3 came out on my 11th birthday, but it'd still be cool.

Wat.

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I'm prepared to wait until 2011, I'd be surprised if it came out before Winter '10.
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no way on 2011, i'm hoping and betting summer or fall but no true justification for it. maybe if i wish it hard enough it will happen lol. there is a post i read on twitter dunno if it been posted on this site not see it here yet. http://raptureffxiv.blogspot.com/ it basically speculates they are already in alpha beta. to the ffx13 i got my copy already preordered the day i went to pick up my new supermario brothers wii game lol. can't wait to play it, and pray ffx14 comes out 3-4months no later then it's release.

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#18 Dec 05 2009 at 6:10 AM Rating: Excellent
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Likibiki wrote:

I think they're finally realising that outside of Japan, they can make lots of money if they treat people with more value than dog sh*t.


While I concur that SE is finally taking steps in their release dates, there is a good reason why old FF games had a lead time. In the golden era of video games, most of the problem was manufacturing of cartridges. The main problem today is translation and English voice over work. The fact that FFXIV is going to feature English only VO proves my point.

The important thing to remember is RPG's used to be a niche market in the NA region. Dragon Quest(Warrior), Final Fantasy, Ultima, Shining Force, Phantasy Star, and Wizardry were the games I remember from my childhood. None of those games held a candle to the Mario Bros, NBA Jam, Tecmo Bowl, Street Fighter II, Mortal Kombat and countless other franchises in terms of popularity. Nowadays GTA, Call of Duty, Halo, and Madden series still dominate the sales figures in the NA region. That being true, rpg's aren't as niche as they used to be either. I'm very excited SE is pushing for a world wide release of FFXIV. That shows me that they do care about all their player base, no matter what region they live in.

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I'm prepared to wait until 2011, I'd be surprised if it came out before Winter '10.


I'm pretty sure they are sticking with the 2010 release date considering they are releasing FF XIII so early in the year.
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#20 Dec 07 2009 at 9:18 PM Rating: Excellent
I'd love a summer release date, but I have a feeling we'll see a September or October release date. I can't wait!

Of course, I hope it's earlier than that, because I don't want the debut of FFXIV to interfere with the following Oregon football season!
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#21 Dec 08 2009 at 12:28 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm also hoping for a Summer release but I'm thinking it'll be released sometime in the Fall. It would be nice if we had some sort of info on beta, but without that it's hard to pinpoint a release. Then again there is the rumors flying around that beta has either already started or keys have started being distributed.

Hopefully the next issue of Famitsu sheds light on something.
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#22 Dec 08 2009 at 6:45 PM Rating: Default
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More than likely the beta will start somewhere around the start of summer or slightly before. The game itself will be out in late September to mid October
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cjacobr wrote:
That could mean a very probably date for a Summer release for FFXIV.


No, in fact it doesn't mean any such thing. The two games may be made by the same company, but not the same people. One game being released has no effect on the other.
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I expect the closed beta to start in January 2010. With testers added gradually leading to an open beta beginning of May. Tanaka hoped a full beta, open to the public, to be at full swing by mid summer. I guess a 8/17/2010 release. That gives them 7 months of beta testing.

I got an email update about FFXIII Friday (yesterday) at noon about it's release date. I can't be the only one who received the release date by email? Oh yeah, I signed up for the members area which sends SE newslettersSE Members.

Also the support site of FFXIV is up on Square's website.
SE Support Center FFXIV

The release date surprised me how early. Which means FFXIV should see a decent release date.


This sounds like the most realistic take on the situation to me. I'm a little bit more pessimistic though, so I'm expecting a November/December release.

And that's all fine. I can be patient for a more polished game. *Crosses fingers for beta access*

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Too many people in here saying "I think it is coming out this summer because I really want it to" and "OF COURSE it is coming soon, look! FFXIII is coming soon!" Because obviously the two releases are related.

Everyone keep in mind this is SE. We'll most likely see delay after delay. I want to play it soon too, but realistically I don't see an official release until October at the earliest. And don't get your hopes up for too early of a beta either, they don't want to cannibalize sales of FFXIII.

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cjacobr wrote:
That could mean a very probably date for a Summer release for FFXIV.


No, in fact it doesn't mean any such thing. The two games may be made by the same company, but not the same people. One game being released has no effect on the other.


So the same people who develop this game aren't making FFXIV? Oh wait, they are. You can't tell me that FFXIV's development hasn't hurt FFXI's updates over the past year. It's obvious resources are being diverted.

That being said, I feel Jan. 2010 closed Beta is totally out of the question. The earliest possible Beta will be around E3's time frame. Any earlier news is just wishful thinking. FFXIV is more likely to come out in the final quarter of 2010 because of the world wide launch.
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Hmm, contrary to recent events (beta) signup, I think my presumptions were spot on.
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If FFXIV comes out September 25th, 2010, I will cry of joy.
That would be a memorable 14th birthday.
As if it wasn't enough that Halo 3 came out on my 11th birthday, but it'd still be cool.


Yeah, cuz it's all about you, and the world revolves around you.
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Turin wrote:
cjacobr wrote:
That could mean a very probably date for a Summer release for FFXIV.


No, in fact it doesn't mean any such thing. The two games may be made by the same company, but not the same people. One game being released has no effect on the other.


So the same people who develop this game aren't making FFXIV? Oh wait, they are. You can't tell me that FFXIV's development hasn't hurt FFXI's updates over the past year. It's obvious resources are being diverted.

That being said, I feel Jan. 2010 closed Beta is totally out of the question. The earliest possible Beta will be around E3's time frame. Any earlier news is just wishful thinking. FFXIV is more likely to come out in the final quarter of 2010 because of the world wide launch.


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I still feel that the current timeframe is calling for a late summer release. Even with an 'extended' beta as the devs already stated would happen, it will fit.

FFXI beta testing, if I remember correctly, commenced pretty soon after sign-ups. No reason (yet) to think it would be any different here.

Don't forget that closed beta and open beta are two different beasts. Open beta will immediately precede all order shipments. Even with a month-long open beta, it still puts things squarely in late summer if closed beta starts next month and has a 4+ month test.

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Izaac thats funny, bday memories :P
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FFXI beta testing, if I remember correctly, commenced pretty soon after sign-ups. No reason (yet) to think it would be any different here.


Exactly, it's going to be soon. And given that they probably want 4-5 months of solid beta testing, I'd bet game comes out this summer, just as OP stated, unless there is some serious bugs.
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The Closed beta Testing of random people's applications (proceeding the corporate comfort personnel testing) may very well start around February or late January. The PS3 Betas will start no earlier than April because US and EU applications won't even start until March [as Square-Enix already released the disclaimer towards JP players that already have Beta codes by buying the 1st edition and Lightning editions of FFXIII, unless they change their initial filtering game (which would be very unlike SE to do so)].

The actual release of FFXIV based on expected income by Square for financial accounting records of 2010 for shareholders will be (if no delays) 3rd quarter 2010. Their expected financial records already showed a late 1stQ or early 2ndQ release of FFXIII in the US and EU (which happens to coincide with a March 9th release). They also expect an increased sales amount when Dragon Quest X comes out for the Wii in Summer '10.

Square is being Square and they are determined to be the very best **** available game of their sector of sales for a smooth release. The actual retail release of FXIV will be no sooner than 3rdQ '10. And that's only if everything progresses smoothly for that release date; because if there are complications, Square has never allowed itself to release a title below their standards. Just look at how long FFXIII and FXIII Versus has supposedly been expected to be available for JP players the past 2 years.

The very existence of the miscommunications between the EU FFXIV site and Famitsu images being released days before Square's actual expected disclosure of information means that the "corporate comfort" Betas are underway.

But that means absolutely nothing compared to where SE will be willing to release a Retail version of FFXIV equal to the high standard they demand on any of their products.

All i can say is for the indiviual hopeful is to get that Beta app in as soon as possible and hope to your God you get to participate and then participate thoroughly that way it can help your heart feel important because Square is not going to release FFXIV for retail until they know it's finally become the game that cost/benefit analysis says is the best it can be and the Corporate members feel that "New final fantasy release" fuzzy-feeling that is neccessary before any production for release occurs.
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Don't get me wrong I have loved every Final Fantasy game from I through XII. I just know that Square loves the Final Fantasy department as much at their consumers do, and they are NOT going to release a retail version of any game with the Final Fantasy branding without being completely comfortable with its release.

I know they released Mystic Quest... but c'mon... noone's perfect lolol

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Izaacpaul wrote:
If FFXIV comes out September 25th, 2010, I will cry of joy.
That would be a memorable 14th birthday.
As if it wasn't enough that Halo 3 came out on my 11th birthday, but it'd still be cool.


Yeah, cuz it's all about you, and the world revolves around you.


not to be disrespectful to you Izaac..
did you play FFXI when you were like 7 or 8?
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