The game has a bright future as most of us expected.
It really doesn't, what they are actually doing is building a brand new game using the same world and concepts and some recycled assets and slapping "FFXIV" on it. That is an act of desperation born from the realization that the current FFXIV is completely unsalvageable.
Even if they remake it and call it FFXIV 2.0 the bad publicity from FFXIV will follow it like a spectral wolf.
If this were any other company they would have pulled the plug six months ago rather than continuing to throw money at it because it's bad business practice to keep throwing good money after bad on project that has good chance of failing anyway. It's only stubborn pride that's keeping it alive. They are taking a huge gamble with this, one that any sensible company would not take.
Also by 2013 the PS3 will be about a year away from the next console update cycle.
I feel like they had pizza parties and drank all day for the first 4 years of development and then were like "oh crap, we have to make a game"... lol
No they spend those 4 years trying to learn how to program a modern 3D graphics engine while not being able to keep up with the curve. Which is why Crystal Tools has a circa 2006 feature set but 2010 hardware requirements (no global shadows, SSAO tacked on over
precalculated lightmaps, SE, really? REALLY?) Finally they just gave up and bought out a western company for their codebase (IP was only part of why they bought Eidos, they also wanted access to their code and marketing expertise) Edited, Oct 16th 2011 3:52am by Lobivopis