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#1 Dec 08 2010 at 7:43 AM Rating: Excellent
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The release date of the ps3 version has been confirmed for 4th march 2011

Received an email toady in regards to it, sorry if it's already been said

Link to email http://yfrog.com/gyt4vj

Edited, Dec 8th 2010 9:39am by RyderDecree


Update email from SE


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[ 2010.12.10 ] 



Thank you for your continued interest in and support of FINAL FANTASY XIV.

While more than two months have passed since the official launch of FINAL FANTASY XIV service, we deeply regret that the game has yet to achieve the level of enjoyability that FINAL FANTASY fans have come to expect from the franchise, and for this we offer our sincerest of apologies.

After thorough deliberation on how to meet those expectations, it was decided that the most viable step was to approach improvements under new leadership and with a restructured team.

To realize this vision, and in doing so, provide our customers with a better game experience, we have assembled our company’s top talent and resources. Taking over the role of producer and director is Naoki Yoshida, a passionate individual for whom customer satisfaction has always taken top priority. Not only is he one of our Group’s most accomplished and experienced members, Naoki Yoshida is also a charismatic leader possessing the skill to bring together and effectively helm a team which encompasses a wide range of responsibilities. We also welcome several new leaders handpicked from other projects to work with the existing talent on FINAL FANTASY XIV.

We realize time is of the essence and are fully determined to provide our customers with quality service. It is because of this that we ask our customers to be patient until we are able to confidently present them with a concrete plan outlining FINAL FANTASY XIV’s new direction. The free trial period will be extended until that time.

Regarding the PlayStation 3, it is not our wish to release a simple conversion of the Windows version in its current state, but rather an update that includes all the improvements we have planned. For that reason, we have made the difficult decision to delay the release of the PlayStation 3 version beyond the originally announced date of March 2011.

The FINAL FANTASY XIV team is working hard to bring our customers an unparalleled adventure, and we ask for your continued understanding and support as we march ever diligently towards that goal.

President and CEO, Yoichi Wada

The development and management teams would like to make an announcement regarding personnel changes.

[Organizational Changes to the Development Team]
To improve the service of FINAL FANTASY XIV, Square Enix has made the following changes to the development team:

Managerial Changes

Producer/Director
Naoki Yoshida

Section Leader Changes

Assistant Director
Shintaro Tamai (FINAL FANTASY X, Front Mission 5: Scars of the War)

Lead Game Designer
Nobuaki Komoto (FINAL FANTASY IX, FINAL FANTASY XI)

Lead Combat System Designer
Akihiko Matsui (FINAL FANTASY XI)

Technical Advisor
Yoshihisa Hashimoto (Next Generation Game Engine Development)

Lead Programmer
Hideyuki Kasuga (FINAL FANTASY XI, DIRGE OF CERBERUS -FINAL FANTASY VII-)

Senior Concept Artist
Akihiko Yoshida (FINAL FANTASY XII, Vagrant Story)

Lead Artist
Hiroshi Takai (FINAL FANTASY XI, THE LAST REMNANT)

Lead UI Designer/Lead Web Designer
Hiroshi Minagawa (FINAL FANTASY XII, Vagrant Story)

These members will make up the development team’s new core—a core dedicated to ensuring we achieve a level of enjoyability that will more than satisfy our customers. Under a schedule of more frequent version updates, the new leaders and their respective sections will strive for continued improvements to FINAL FANTASY XIV service operation and development.

[Extension of the Free Trial Period]
As stated above, the newly restructured team’s top priority is to bring about improvements to the game’s enjoyability, and therefore we have decided to extend the free trial period until we can provide a plan that outlines a level of enjoyment that will satisfy both us and our customers. When we are confident that we have reached that goal, we will notify our customers immediately.

[Future Version Updates]
At present, the development team is putting the finishing touches on the previously announced version update, which is still slated for release in mid-December. In addition, there is one more version update scheduled for release before year’s end. Details on the content and dates of these updates will be released in the near future.

[Delay of the PlayStation 3 Version Release]
Although the release date for the PlayStation 3 version of the game was previously announced as late March of 2011, we regret to inform that this date has been changed.

The PlayStation 3 release will be delayed until we are confident that the game has reached the level of enjoyability and service befitting the FINAL FANTASY name for users on all supported platforms. We offer our sincerest apologies to any fans anticipating the PlayStation 3 release, and humbly ask for your continued patience and understanding as both the development team and Square Enix as a whole strive towards making FINAL FANTASY XIV a truly enjoyable and unforgettable adventure.

[New Development Team Policy]
I would like to take this opportunity to greet all of you—those currently playing FINAL FANTASY XIV, those who have taken a respite from playing, and those awaiting the PlayStation 3 release—and offer a brief word by way of an introduction.

No doubt there are very few, if any, among you who have ever heard the name Naoki Yoshida. To be sure, I have never been in the fore on any of the titles I have worked on in the past. I am, however, honored and privileged to work alongside many talented and inspiring colleagues, and with their support have enjoyed making games for a number of years. I am aware that a great many people will think the responsibility of leading FINAL FANTASY XIV is far too large a task for someone so unknown. After all, even my very best may seem no more than a drop in the bucket when considering the sheer scope of FINAL FANTASY XIV. But working together with me are the very talented and very capable development and management teams, whose dedication and motivation are unwavering. I would like to ask you to please put to rest uncertainties that you may have.

Now, more than ever, myself, the development team, and Square Enix as a whole, are committed to furthering our efforts to provide a quality service.

Everything we do will be for our players and customers.

FINAL FANTASY XIV Producer/Director, Naoki Yoshida

First of all, I would like to apologize for our inability to fully satisfy our users with the initial release of FINAL FANTASY XIV. I take full responsibility for the game’s current situation, and have therefore made the decision to step down from my role as producer. A number of concerns that have been voiced by users, such as the design of the user interface, availability of tutorials and game content, and battle system functionality, represent key issues that must be addressed. While improvements are already well underway in many areas, we were unfortunately not able to incorporate player feedback as quickly as we would have liked. We are aware, however, that in many cases, addressing these issues will call for a reworking of game elements. As these changes are our first priority, they will be commanding our full attention and efforts. It is to that end that we have put a new organizational structure into place for the development team. Under this new system, FINAL FANTASY XIV will see changes and additions in line with the desires and expectations of players. Though no longer producer, I will be continuing to support the development team in other capacities, and personally hope that you will continue your adventures in the realm of Eorzea.

Hiromichi Tanaka



Edited, Dec 10th 2010 4:02am by RyderDecree

Edited, Dec 10th 2010 4:05am by RyderDecree
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#2 Dec 08 2010 at 8:37 AM Rating: Excellent
thats wierd the email SE sent me is this
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which is odd.. square enix and halo... no wonder FFXIV came out the way it did >.>
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#3 Dec 08 2010 at 8:40 AM Rating: Decent
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The email was from gameplay.co.uk release radar they've never been wrong on release changes
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#4 Dec 08 2010 at 9:23 AM Rating: Excellent
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To preorder... Or not to preorder... That is the question. Still "on the fence"...
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#5 Dec 08 2010 at 9:31 AM Rating: Decent
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As long as it isn't confirmed by SE, it's not really accurate.
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#6 Dec 08 2010 at 3:16 PM Rating: Decent
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The One and Only FinalFanXIV wrote:
thats wierd the email SE sent me is this
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which is odd.. square enix and halo... no wonder FFXIV came out the way it did >.>


Not sure about Halo, but SE has been tasked as publisher for multiple countries where Western titles aren't popular (Moder Warfare etc...), with your ad though is it maybe figures? SE make figures for multiple IPs... Sadly They are the reason you can't buy replica FF related swords because the action figure swords are copyrighted and cover metal ones for reproduction purposes :(
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#7 Dec 08 2010 at 4:54 PM Rating: Good
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Yeah, until I see it straight from SE, I'm not spending any money. Even then, it could still be further delayed.
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#8 Dec 08 2010 at 5:09 PM Rating: Good
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really, that would be shocking... I was guessing they would release late march. I'm a defender of this game, but really I think they need all the time they can get...

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LebargeX wrote:
Yeah, until I see it straight from SE, I'm not spending any money. Even then, it could still be further delayed.


You say "it could be delayed" like that is a BAD thing.
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#10 Dec 08 2010 at 6:13 PM Rating: Good
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LebargeX wrote:
Yeah, until I see it straight from SE, I'm not spending any money. Even then, it could still be further delayed.


You say "it could be delayed" like that is a BAD thing.
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#11 Dec 08 2010 at 7:02 PM Rating: Excellent
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Omg I HOPE this is true. I understand it'd be great for them to have more time to fix it up, but I'm dying to play this game on PS3 as that's what I bring to my dorm room. And 3/4/11 is a week before my spring break. I really want it released before my break.

As for them fine-tuning or improving current issues that the PC version experienced, they're doing it with patches for the PC, I would be fine with them releasing the product and continuing updates/maintenance/patches than nothing at all. I'm used to lots of updates from XI but right now, I can't play the game at all.

If they would just release it, at least I could play the current content while I have extra free time during breaks from school.
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The One and Only FinalFanXIV wrote:
thats wierd the email SE sent me is this
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which is odd.. square enix and halo... no wonder FFXIV came out the way it did >.>


Square Enix do a lot of collectors statues for different companies games. Their Play Arts division is quite successul; They also do statues for titles like Metal gear solid, Bayonetta, Devil May cry and Asassins Creed.

To be honest, the quality is pretty much the best you'll ever get, so naturally people go to Square for collectors items like figurines.
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#13 Dec 10 2010 at 3:02 AM Rating: Good
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Main post updated from SE themselves

Ps3 delayed further and another free month

Edited, Dec 10th 2010 4:05am by RyderDecree
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#14 Dec 10 2010 at 3:16 AM Rating: Default
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RyderDecree wrote:
Main post updated from SE themselves

Ps3 delayed further and another free month

Edited, Dec 10th 2010 4:05am by RyderDecree

It isn't another free month... it's free trail till they feel the game is at that point that they can start releasing ps3 and charge for PC which in my opinion will take from half year till full year.
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So, the official release date is set to "Not March".

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I doubt they will ever charge for the game and I wouldn't be surprised if the PS3 version gets canceled.
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Well by the looks of things, bringing in a new team to sort out all the problems might indeed make this an epic game after all, hopefully they move the game into a new direction
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#18 Dec 10 2010 at 7:09 AM Rating: Good
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haha, no it hasn't check today's news. You could say it's been unconfirmed.
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#19 Dec 10 2010 at 7:59 AM Rating: Good
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Very disappointing news delaying PS3 version once again but i 100% understand why. Looks like to me the new dev team putting 100% of their focus on fixing PC version which could take months and months. I would not be surprise if they launch the PS3 and a FFXIV expansion at same time.
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This sucks. It's necessary, I understand why they did it, but it still sucks.

Maybe I'll have capped my crafting jobs by the time my wife is able to join.
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#21 Dec 10 2010 at 8:36 AM Rating: Good
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I doubt they will ever charge for the game and I wouldn't be surprised if the PS3 version gets canceled.

Mr Glass half empty over here? I mean seriously cmon.

ALl the problems that were listed in the release of XIV have lets face it 90% been fixed.

Whats missing? Content? few more fix/bugs/additions to go. Then what, more jobs? well thats content. more mobs, more crafts, nms, quests, content content content.

If you are insulting a game thats failed because of lack of content then releasing this game at a later date would have fixed it all. I am surprised at some people insulting SE wanting to delay the release of PS3 version.

It allows them to make sure its much more perfect and not in a bad state XIV was a month ago. Imagine if they waited just 5 months before they released XIV, those 5 months would have made a difference. Everyone slated XIV on release because it deserved it, now people are what still not satisfied? why? I mean seriously? because this isnt WoW or what?

Putting XIV on hold for PS3.. as much as I want the PS3 version NOW I would rather wait 5 months then have the same issues that I had with the PC release. | The game is brilliant but it is lacking content which is why I am on hold with the game problems wise it doesnt have many :) (not anymore)
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#22 Dec 10 2010 at 8:40 AM Rating: Excellent
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They won't cancel the PS3 release as long as the game's still running. Most of the Japanese base will be on the PS3. Canceling it would alienate much of their potential customers.
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If all the problems are 90% fix now and 2 major patches/updates still to come before year end it should be very close if not 100% fixed with quite a bit of content added. If thats true then why delay PS3 version again?

I havn't really seen anyone insulting SE for delaying PS3 version again. Seen people disappointed over it, we would like to play sooner then later.
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To delay the PS3 may mean aresome major changes coming...primarily involved with graphics and servers. It would not surprise me if they actually "dumb down" items(graphics) to make the game more playable and open up more things to do. Less limitations. Until they figure this out...they really do not know how to pave a path for the PS3. They can not risk another bad release.
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Even if the game never recovered from dire straits, I can't see them canceling the PS3 version altogether. Most of their JP fanbase is on PS3. FFXIV could be a total **** sandwich and turn into a permanently F2P MMORPG and they'd still release it on PS3.

I don't expect that to happen, but yeah.
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#26 Dec 10 2010 at 12:58 PM Rating: Excellent
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I've said this multiple times on different threads. I'm waiting on ps3 release, but I'm kinda ****** that it's being pushed back again. Half expected it but I was hopeful. This is what I get for being an optimist for once. I know it's necessary and good that the ps3 players will start with a much improved version, but I have nothing right now. Would rather have something that needs work and will be updated than nothing at all. Wonder if I'll ever get to play, or if I'll decide it isn't worth it since pretty much all current players will be capped before they ever release it on ps3 let alone with all issues addressed.

Edit: ps3 players should get the time we've waited to play in free subscription time. Thank you for your patience my ***, total r!m-job.

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