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#1 Jun 30 2010 at 11:16 AM Rating: Excellent
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FINAL FANTASY XIV FOR PC CONFIRMED FOR 30th SEPTEMBER 2010 RELEASE


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Apparently the Collector's Edition is to be released on September 22, 2010, while the standard edition will see release on September 30th, 2010. The PS3 version will be launched sometime in March, 2011.


Update 1: Gamespot Posts two articles on US release
Update 2: Official JP FFXIV Site has been updated, incoming image
Update 3: Added release date, new images, and image of the CE item: Onion Helmet






#2 Jun 30 2010 at 11:35 AM Rating: Good
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looks like console players gets ripped off again, so much for claming "ist gonna come out at the same time for everybody worldwide" the ps3 version wont make it until March 2011... and I was looking forward to ALL of us (jp/eu/us pc and ps3 players) starting off on equal footimg this time around. Now were gonna have to deal with the whole "Ps3 noobs" thing in march, not to mention people being higher level and having a head start advantage over us lol. and the monthly fee is 12.99 incase you didnt know
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dammit you beat me :/ well at any rate certainly earlier then i expected.
So much for they're simultimulas realese huh?


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#4 Jun 30 2010 at 11:48 AM Rating: Good
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Guess they're really rushing the beta then... unless they feel the game is pretty much done as is and just needs systems tweaks to get started. That's only going to be 2.5-3 months of beta, when they were saying they wanted 5-6.
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Wait.. So, You mean, ...in two months, right? Like. Two months? And its not friday?
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#6 Jun 30 2010 at 11:56 AM Rating: Good
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well thats odd this link says different

well this link says different it says the pc version come sout in sept and teh ps3 version "hasnt been given a release date beond 2010, and both articles are posted on june 30th

http://www.gamespot.com/news/6267534.html?tag=result;title;0
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well this link says different it says the pc version come sout in sept


How is that different? Or are you only referring to the part about the console?

And if so, why would anyone play an MMO on a console anyway? :P
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Just preordered the Collector's Edition :D

#9 Jun 30 2010 at 12:05 PM Rating: Excellent
finally


Ahhhh now the waiting game begins...
#10 Jun 30 2010 at 12:05 PM Rating: Decent
So, 3 months to upgrade PC ... DOH!
On the other hand ... Hooray for official release dates!
Edit: I kind of figured they would do a 10/10/10 type of release. Close enough.

Edited, Jun 30th 2010 2:07pm by Tenfooterten
#11 Jun 30 2010 at 12:09 PM Rating: Excellent
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Amazon just sent me an email with the links to all editions. Since I ordered most of my Final Fantasy titles through them, they figured I would be interested.

Only took about 5 seconds to get that order placed.

BTW - I could not find the Collector's Edition in the search, here is a link:

http://www.amazon.com/Final-Fantasy-XIV-Collectors-Pc/dp/B003O6EFKI/

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#12 Jun 30 2010 at 12:30 PM Rating: Good
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PC version hitting European shelves on September 22nd; PS3 SKU arriving March 2011

* Square Enix has announced that the PC Collector’s Edition version of MMO Final Fantasy XIV will be released in Europe on September 22nd. The standard SKU will hit retail on September 30th.
* The PS3 version of the game will not be released until March 2011, with pricing to be announced at a later date.
* The PC Collector’s Edition includes a behind-the-scenes DVD, a special branded security token, a FFXIV branded tumbler, map, a travel journal including concept art, the Onion Helm in-game item, a 30-day free trial period for the game and a pass that allows a guest to play for free for a limited time.
* The monthly subscription fee will be £8.99 (€12.99) with additional characters available for £2.10 (€3.00) a month. A maximum of eight characters can be registered on any one account.
* Each account is eligible for one free retainer (a non-playable character that maintains item sales and storage when users are logged out) with each additional retainer costing £0.70 (€1.00).
* A beta version of the PC game will go live some time in early July. It will become available to pre-order with key retailers at some point today. Those who pre-order will receive another in-game freebie – a pair of Garlond Goggles that increases the speed at which characters progress.
* Those who register their FFXIII Campaign Codes will receive the Asuran Armguards DLC, an extra that improves the effectiveness of tools.
* “This September, players around the world will join together to explore the fascinating and exciting realm of Eorzea,” the game’s executive producer Hiromichi Tanaka stated.
* “We’re presenting players with a new style of online gameplay, that we know will please avid fans of online games, but welcome more casual gamers as well with the variety of gameplay and story-driven content.”
* The specs for the PC version are as follows: Windows XP/Vista/7, Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz or AMD Athlon X2 2GHz, 2GB of RAM, 15GB HDD space, NVIDIA GeForce 9600 512MB or ATI Radeon HD 2900 512MB and DirectX 9.
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PC version hitting European shelves on September 22nd; PS3 SKU arriving March 2011

* Square Enix has announced that the PC Collector’s Edition version of MMO Final Fantasy XIV will be released in Europe on September 22nd. The standard SKU will hit retail on September 30th.
* The PS3 version of the game will not be released until March 2011, with pricing to be announced at a later date.
* The PC Collector’s Edition includes a behind-the-scenes DVD, a special branded security token, a FFXIV branded tumbler, map, a travel journal including concept art, the Onion Helm in-game item, a 30-day free trial period for the game and a pass that allows a guest to play for free for a limited time.
* The monthly subscription fee will be £8.99 (€12.99) with additional characters available for £2.10 (€3.00) a month. A maximum of eight characters can be registered on any one account.
* Each account is eligible for one free retainer (a non-playable character that maintains item sales and storage when users are logged out) with each additional retainer costing £0.70 (€1.00).
* A beta version of the PC game will go live some time in early July. It will become available to pre-order with key retailers at some point today. Those who pre-order will receive another in-game freebie – a pair of Garlond Goggles that increases the speed at which characters progress.
* Those who register their FFXIII Campaign Codes will receive the Asuran Armguards DLC, an extra that improves the effectiveness of tools.
* “This September, players around the world will join together to explore the fascinating and exciting realm of Eorzea,” the game’s executive producer Hiromichi Tanaka stated.
* “We’re presenting players with a new style of online gameplay, that we know will please avid fans of online games, but welcome more casual gamers as well with the variety of gameplay and story-driven content.”
* The specs for the PC version are as follows: Windows XP/Vista/7, Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz or AMD Athlon X2 2GHz, 2GB of RAM, 15GB HDD space, NVIDIA GeForce 9600 512MB or ATI Radeon HD 2900 512MB and DirectX 9.

Of course, I had to go and buy a GeForce 9500 when I got my PC. Not only that, I was planning on playing on PS3, and now they won't have it until March? GRR
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I think when they said simultaneous release, they had meant regional, not by PC/PS3.
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I think when they said simultaneous release, they had meant regional, not by PC/PS3.


This is what I was thinking. It's disappointing, as my spouse and I were looking to buy a PC copy and a PS3 copy to play together. I'm atleast happy it's a worldwide release instead of Japan getting the game in 2010, and NA/EU in 2011.
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I think when they said simultaneous release, they had meant regional, not by PC/PS3.


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Press: What are your plans for the worldwide launch of the game? Final Fantasy XI came out in the US and other territories a good deal after the Japanese version. I'm wondering if you're planning on a simultaneous worldwide release or, again, the other territories will have to wait a bit to play the game.

SE: Yes. At the launch it will be a worldwide simultaneous for the PS3 and Windows PC in all regions. We will have the same four languages that we had in FFXI. English, Japanese, German and French all released at the same time.


But again, I digress, In before translation error.

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#17 Jun 30 2010 at 12:47 PM Rating: Excellent
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I think when they said simultaneous release, they had meant regional, not by PC/PS3.


Hopefully they will clarify soon, before the internet explodes.
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If they do use the translation error card, I will not be shocked, but to be mistranslated without being noticed for almost a year...

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I guess it could be translation error or even that they were talking in code for "Yes, [when PS3 comes out six whole months later] it will be released simultaneously across all regions."
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I just wonder if they are tring to release before the WoW exspantion. That is the only reason I can see for them pushing forward the PC version, and pushing back the PS3 version. I just hope that this game doesn't come out flawed, and they are quick to react to things being broken in the game.
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* The specs for the PC version are as follows: Windows XP/Vista/7, Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz or AMD Athlon X2 2GHz, 2GB of RAM, 15GB HDD space, NVIDIA GeForce 9600 512MB or ATI Radeon HD 2900 512MB and DirectX 9.
Well well. My laptop fell just short of the minimum score on the benchmark, but meets these requirements. These must be the minimum and not recommended specs required to play.
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#22 Jun 30 2010 at 1:18 PM Rating: Good
They're sold out already. My life is so unfair.
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Honestly, if SE does release the PS3 version later then the PC version I believe it will be a big mistake on their part.

From day 1, they have been advertizing this from the PS3 standpoint and focusing less on the PC aspect. All of their major announcements have been at Sony news conferences and they appeared to present FFXIV as a PS3 title that is also released on PC. With the PS3 version being delayed until 2011, they most likely will alienate some customers who were counting on playing it on their PS3 because they do not have the resources currently to upgrade or purchase a new PC. It's also important to remember a large portion of the FFXI userbase in japan still play FFXI on PS2 (some due to preference) and I would assume a decent percentage of these subscribers were expecting to play FFXIV on PS3.

What SE is doing by staggering the release days is giving those who have the ability to play on PC an unfair advantage when it comes to seeing everything first and being able to discover the new nuances of FFXIV. I believe this fact alone will turn off alot of those PS3 users from ever getting this game.

Edited, Jun 30th 2010 3:46pm by EklmForever
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What SE is doing by staggering the release days is giving those who have the ability to play on PC an unfair advantage when it comes to seeing everything first and being able to discover the new nuances of FFXIV. I believe this fact alone will turn off alot of those PS3 users from ever getting this game.
I agree. I think it's kind of ********* but my guess is they want to basically use the PC users to find the bugs in the game that weren't discovered in beta so the PS3 release will be more polished. I was planning on buying a PS3 when this came out, but looks like I'll have to deal with my borderline laptop for 6 months.
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Honestly, if SE does release the PS3 version later then the PC version I believe it will be a big mistake on their part.


I agree, one of the biggest problems with FFXI was NA starting later than JP, and they will be repeating the same mistake if they go forward with this.
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Wait.. So, You mean, ...in two months, right? Like. Two months? And its not friday?
And....





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#27 Jun 30 2010 at 1:40 PM Rating: Decent
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Who's sold out? Not seeing that anymore...
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Harri wrote:
EklmForever wrote:

What SE is doing by staggering the release days is giving those who have the ability to play on PC an unfair advantage when it comes to seeing everything first and being able to discover the new nuances of FFXIV. I believe this fact alone will turn off alot of those PS3 users from ever getting this game.
I agree. I think it's kind of bullsh*t, but my guess is they want to basically use the PC users to find the bugs in the game that weren't discovered in beta so the PS3 release will be more polished. I was planning on buying a PS3 when this came out, but looks like I'll have to deal with my borderline laptop for 6 months.


I don't think it's about using the PC users to beta test, since they can get all the beta testers they want. A more likely explaination IMO is that the PS-3 client just isn't close to being finished yet, but they still want to get the game out ASAP. Makes sense since I hear that some other massive fantasy MMO is releasing its next expansion around the end of this year, and September is typically a peak month for MMO population.

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I agree, one of the biggest problems with FFXI was NA starting later than JP, and they will be repeating the same mistake if they go forward with this.


It's not in any way a similar thing.

It's like.. releasing NA PC version before NA PS2 version of FFXI... and we know what major side effects that had. Horrible.. Simply horrible.
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EklmForever wrote:
Honestly, if SE does release the PS3 version later then the PC version I believe it will be a big mistake on their part.

From day 1, they have been advertizing this from the PS3 standpoint and focusing less on the PC aspect. All of their major announcements have been at Sony newsconferences and they appeared to present FFXIV as a PS3 title that is also released on PC. With the PS3 version being delayed until 2011, they most likely will alienate some customers who were counting on playing it on their PS3 because they do not have the resources currently to upgrade or purchase a new PC. It's also important to remember a large portion of the FFXI userbase in japan still play FFXI on PS2 (some due to preference) and I would assume a decent percentage of these subscribers were expecting to play FFXIV on PS3.

What SE is doing by staggering the release days is giving those who have the ability to play on PC an unfair advantage when it comes to seeing everything first and being able to discover the new nuances of FFXIV. I believe this fact alone will turn off alot of those PS3 users from ever getting this game.


Uh, have you even been following alpha at all? This game has been coded, from the ground up, on the PC. You're merely *ASSUMING* that because FFXI was a terrible port from a PS2, that PS3 would end up being the mother platform and it isn't. At no point, at any time, did I hear about a statement where it was a primarily PS3 game. Sorry to burst your little daydream bubble, but this game has been built to work on the PC. It's being ported, via their Crystal Tools engine apparently, to the PS3 (and potentially 360 if they can iron out details). Considering the popularity of consoles versus PC in Japan, it wouldn't surprise me if they put more effort into a reverse "port" this time around, but the fact still remains.

If you want to vent at someone, vent at Sony for designing a console utterly horrendous to code for with no substantial results. This is ultimately what's causing the delay. Frankly, SE only cares about the now profits and not in the long-run, so they'll stagger the releases. If they were intelligent at all, they would have done a release at the same time.

Plus, this is SE we're talking about. The company that released FFXI, and after a few days of service took the game *OFFLINE* for nearly two months to fix server problems. This is the company that when their PlayOnline servers screwed up on launch and invalidated thousands of keys told their players that they'll simply have to purchase another copy of the game (Final Fantasy Chronicles disc debacle anyone?). This is the same company that prefers absolutely zero interaction with their own playerbase and simply assume that everything they put out into their games (read online) are implemented fine and dandy.

If this company actually gave a **** about long term profits, they would have straightened up earlier (and a **** of a lot more than they have done) in FFXI.

Edited, Jun 30th 2010 3:43pm by StrijderVechter
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They're sold out already. My life is so unfair.


The Collectors Edition shows "Notify Me when Available" but when you click on it you can pre-order.

As to the PC/PS3 release gap... IMO PC users are more forgiving of buggy release games (especially MMOs), it's kinda smart to wait a few more months to release on a console where the average consumer expects so much instantly.

I got my pre-order and noticed something...

Standard shipping Estimated Ship Date was Sept 25th, Free shipping was the 27th
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Just ordered my CE copy from Amazon! :)

And yes, I went with the Release-Date shipping (probably unnecessary, but I'm getting a bit paranoid about Amazon's free/cheaper shipping practices lately).
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EklmForever wrote:
Honestly, if SE does release the PS3 version later then the PC version I believe it will be a big mistake on their part.

From day 1, they have been advertizing this from the PS3 standpoint and focusing less on the PC aspect. All of their major announcements have been at Sony newsconferences and they appeared to present FFXIV as a PS3 title that is also released on PC. With the PS3 version being delayed until 2011, they most likely will alienate some customers who were counting on playing it on their PS3 because they do not have the resources currently to upgrade or purchase a new PC. It's also important to remember a large portion of the FFXI userbase in japan still play FFXI on PS2 (some due to preference) and I would assume a decent percentage of these subscribers were expecting to play FFXIV on PS3.

What SE is doing by staggering the release days is giving those who have the ability to play on PC an unfair advantage when it comes to seeing everything first and being able to discover the new nuances of FFXIV. I believe this fact alone will turn off alot of those PS3 users from ever getting this game.


Uh, have you even been following alpha at all? This game has been coded, from the ground up, on the PC. You're merely *ASSUMING* that because FFXI was a terrible port from a PS2, that PS3 would end up being the mother platform and it isn't. At no point, at any time, did I hear about a statement where it was a primarily PS3 game. Sorry to burst your little daydream bubble, but this game has been built to work on the PC. It's being ported, via their Crystal Tools engine apparently, to the PS3 (and potentially 360 if they can iron out details). Considering the popularity of consoles versus PC in Japan, it wouldn't surprise me if they put more effort into a reverse "port" this time around, but the fact still remains.

If you want to vent at someone, vent at Sony for designing a console utterly horrendous to code for with no substantial results. This is ultimately what's causing the delay. Frankly, SE only cares about the now profits and not in the long-run, so they'll stagger the releases. If they were intelligent at all, they would have done a release at the same time.

Plus, this is SE we're talking about. The company that released FFXI, and after a few days of service took the game *OFFLINE* for nearly two months to fix server problems. This is the company that when their PlayOnline servers screwed up on launch and invalidated thousands of keys told their players that they'll simply have to purchase another copy of the game (Final Fantasy Chronicles disc debacle anyone?). This is the same company that prefers absolutely zero interaction with their own playerbase and simply assume that everything they put out into their games (read online) are implemented fine and dandy.

If this company actually gave a **** about long term profits, they would have straightened up earlier (and a **** of a lot more than they have done) in FFXI.

Edited, Jun 30th 2010 3:43pm by StrijderVechter


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If this company actually gave a **** about long term profits, they would have straightened up earlier (and a **** of a lot more than they have done) in FFXI.
Yep. Have to say that charging $25 bucks extra to get the game a week earlier is kind of ******** too. Sure you get some extra collector's edition stuff, but most of us don't care about that garbage. This is on par with making people pay for the security token in order to get the expanded in game inventory, which just about every player wanted/needed.
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Yep. Have to say that charging $25 bucks extra to get the game a week earlier is kind of bullsh*t too. Sure you get some extra collector's edition stuff, but most of us don't care about that garbage. This is on par with making people pay for the security token in order to get the expanded in game inventory, which just about every player wanted/needed


Just about every MMO does this. Suck it up. SE isn't the devil here.
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Does release date shipping imply it ships on 9/22 or they it will ship to arrive to you on 9/22?
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Just about every MMO does this. Suck it up. SE isn't the devil here.
It's 7-8 days, so not really that big of a deal. Just the whole idea irks me, whether other MMOs have done it in the past or not. Although I don't recall WoW releasing two different release dates for a "Collector's Edition", but I also wasn't one of those that would make sure and get it the day of release anyway. I think SE should have actually called it the "Addict's Edition" instead. :)
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Thread should be titled: "PC users celebrate, PS3 users complain."

I'm going to play on PS3, so: Damjiggit! I was expecting to finally start on even footing with everyone, boo-fricken-who, etc.

On the other hand, Official Release Date(s), YAY!
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It's 7-8 days, so not really that big of a deal. Just the whole idea irks me, whether other MMOs have done it in the past or not. Although I don't recall WoW releasing two different release dates for a "Collector's Edition", but I also wasn't one of those that would make sure and get it the day of release anyway. I think SE should have actually called it the "Addict's Edition" instead. :)


****, there's lot to be irked about when it comes to today's business standards. The DLC business is the worst.

Would be nice if SE was different in this respect but what can ya do. It's all the same everywhere you go..
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Gamestop has it up for pre-order, kinda:
http://www.gamestop.com/browse/search.aspx?N=0&Ntk=TitleKeyword&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&Ntt=final%20fantasy%20xiv#
Well, they JUST added it to the site, so it may be an hour or two before you can actually order it.

And completely random note here, but anyone in the Cincinnati area looking for a Gamestop that will do a midnight for this title, the one and Rookwood Commons in Hyde Park will be doing one. I know because, well, I run the store.

Edited because pre-order isn't working yet, but should be soon.


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Honestly, if SE does release the PS3 version later then the PC version I believe it will be a big mistake on their part.

From day 1, they have been advertizing this from the PS3 standpoint and focusing less on the PC aspect. All of their major announcements have been at Sony newsconferences and they appeared to present FFXIV as a PS3 title that is also released on PC. With the PS3 version being delayed until 2011, they most likely will alienate some customers who were counting on playing it on their PS3 because they do not have the resources currently to upgrade or purchase a new PC. It's also important to remember a large portion of the FFXI userbase in japan still play FFXI on PS2 (some due to preference) and I would assume a decent percentage of these subscribers were expecting to play FFXIV on PS3.

What SE is doing by staggering the release days is giving those who have the ability to play on PC an unfair advantage when it comes to seeing everything first and being able to discover the new nuances of FFXIV. I believe this fact alone will turn off alot of those PS3 users from ever getting this game.


Uh, have you even been following alpha at all? This game has been coded, from the ground up, on the PC. You're merely *ASSUMING* that because FFXI was a terrible port from a PS2, that PS3 would end up being the mother platform and it isn't. At no point, at any time, did I hear about a statement where it was a primarily PS3 game. Sorry to burst your little daydream bubble, but this game has been built to work on the PC. It's being ported, via their Crystal Tools engine apparently, to the PS3 (and potentially 360 if they can iron out details). Considering the popularity of consoles versus PC in Japan, it wouldn't surprise me if they put more effort into a reverse "port" this time around, but the fact still remains.

If you want to vent at someone, vent at Sony for designing a console utterly horrendous to code for with no substantial results. This is ultimately what's causing the delay. Frankly, SE only cares about the now profits and not in the long-run, so they'll stagger the releases. If they were intelligent at all, they would have done a release at the same time.

Plus, this is SE we're talking about. The company that released FFXI, and after a few days of service took the game *OFFLINE* for nearly two months to fix server problems. This is the company that when their PlayOnline servers screwed up on launch and invalidated thousands of keys told their players that they'll simply have to purchase another copy of the game (Final Fantasy Chronicles disc debacle anyone?). This is the same company that prefers absolutely zero interaction with their own playerbase and simply assume that everything they put out into their games (read online) are implemented fine and dandy.

If this company actually gave a **** about long term profits, they would have straightened up earlier (and a **** of a lot more than they have done) in FFXI.

Edited, Jun 30th 2010 3:43pm by StrijderVechter


Actually I have been following the Alpha very closely. I never once said anything about which platform it was coded on or that PS3 or PC would be the "Mother System". All I stated is that most of the announcements SE has made has been made from the PS3 perspective.

Let me ask you this. When SE first announced FFXIV, where was it done? Yes, thats right during the 2009 SONY news conference. At this years E3, where did SE show a trailer? Again it was at the SONY news conference. When the FFXIV trailer was first released at 2009 E3, no one even knew that it would be released for PC (people were assuming, but until more information was released it was portrayed as PS3 only). This is what I was referring to.
#44 Jun 30 2010 at 2:07 PM Rating: Good
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It's 7-8 days, so not really that big of a deal. Just the whole idea irks me, whether other MMOs have done it in the past or not. Although I don't recall WoW releasing two different release dates for a "Collector's Edition", but I also wasn't one of those that would make sure and get it the day of release anyway. I think SE should have actually called it the "Addict's Edition" instead. :)


****, there's lot to be irked about when it comes to today's business standards. The DLC business is the worst.

Would be nice if SE was different in this respect but what can ya do. It's all the same everywhere you go..
Agreed. Although it'd be **** funny if SE didn't flip on the servers until the 30th anyway. Then you'd find out how many people actually wanted the collector's edition and weren't simply buying it to get a week head start.
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#45 Jun 30 2010 at 2:26 PM Rating: Decent
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what is the source for the March PS3 date?

the twitter link seems to be gone now?

thanks!
#46 Jun 30 2010 at 2:34 PM Rating: Good
this sucks a lot...I have been looking forward to playing the PS3 version. I quit FFXI a while back when in game economy was getting incredibly stupid. Since then i moved to all Mac computers. The 512mb video ram requirement is geared at newer comps or at least newer graphics cards. I wouldn't be able to boot camp this if i tried since i have a 256mb card. Hence why i was so happy to hear (a while back of course) that it was going to be a simultaneous release. I should have known that didn't necessarily mean PS3 vs PC, but more of US vs JP. after the up hill battle starting late last time around b/c of whole release date issue and as someone in this forum already pointed out, I don't know if I will even bother picking this up again. Excitement level just tanked as of today and I know at least 4 other people who feel the same way...great job SE for your attempt "leveling the playing field"

Edited, Jun 30th 2010 4:38pm by w1thoutr3morse
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#47 Jun 30 2010 at 2:34 PM Rating: Good
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I know because, well, I run the store.


OT, but....


LIES! No Gamers work at Gamestop ^.^ (I was told at one Gamestop that WotG was PS2 only, and they would only be stocking 5 copies of that because the game was going off line in 6 months)

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This is pretty upsetting to me, as I had planned on playing on PS3 all along. Waiting 6 months stinks but it's more along the lines that I wanted to start at the same time as EVERYONE so that all the people I met would be on an even footing and we could discover the game together. Now when I level my first "job" there will be guys in my early parties who are on a new discipline but already have higher level jobs telling us how to do things. Not that having a little guidance is a bad thing, but not all people with a little experience act as gentle guides - how often have you seen the guy with the foul temper get fed up with his party of newbs in Valkurm? In FFXI all of the strongest friendships I made were with people I met before Khazam and in a few cases before Jeuno.

The two closest friends I made were guys I randomly encountered while trying to run my first job as a level 20/8 RDM/WAR to Jeuno. They were also trying to find their ways to Jeuno and traveling alone and we decided to go it together. We were all from Bastok and we ended up arriving in San d'Oria instead of Jeuno. We laughed about it and from then on we teamed up whenever we could, PL'd each other when we were bored, camped NMs, helped get testimonies for Maat and vouched for each other in endgame linkshells. Those were the relationships that made FFXI for me. I'm sure that can still be achieved with a 6 month delay in the start since there will still be tons of new people joining on PS3 and plenty on PC, but I was looking forward to everyone being on the same page at the beginning.

Anyways, I guess it's not the biggest deal in the world since my laptop can handle FFXIV, but does anyone know if you can play the same character on PC and PS3? I'd pick up XIV for PC just to get that 6 month head start, but I fully intend on spending most of my days in XIV on PS3. There's no reason for me to start on PC unless I'll be able to use the character I begin when the PS3 version finally comes out.
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#49 Jun 30 2010 at 2:45 PM Rating: Good
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Anyways, I guess it's not the biggest deal in the world since my laptop can handle FFXIV, but does anyone know if you can play the same character on PC and PS3? I'd pick up XIV for PC just to get that 6 month head start, but I fully intend on spending most of my days in XIV on PS3. There's no reason for me to start on PC unless I'll be able to use the character I begin when the PS3 version finally comes out.
I'd be extremely surprised if you couldn't.
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#50 Jun 30 2010 at 2:45 PM Rating: Decent
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PerrinofSylph wrote:
MerylStryfe wrote:
I know because, well, I run the store.


OT, but....


LIES! No Gamers work at Gamestop ^.^ (I was told at one Gamestop that WotG was PS2 only, and they would only be stocking 5 copies of that because the game was going off line in 6 months)



I know...its the primary reason it took me 6 years to cap a character (now uncapped, lol) in an MMO, but yes, in my store at least, we're almost entirely core gamers who try not to be those pretentious a-holes you always hear about online. We'll tell you if a game sucks, we respect games that we may not personally like but know are popular, and we try to be nice to everyone who comes in, regardless of the questions (except for battletoads! j/k, pre-order and get your free lily-pad).
Back on topic,
September - woo hoo for me! Too bad for my 3rd key and my game advisor! I'll be there to give them some start up gil and advice on the ps3's launch though.
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#51 Jun 30 2010 at 3:37 PM Rating: Good
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Just ordered mine from GS as I wanted to use the last of my $80 credit with them. Yay, now I never have to go back to them again!
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