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Final Fantasy XIV hits 10m players worldwide

Hot off the back of its latest expansion, Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy XIV has now surpassed 10m cumulative players worldwide. That figure does, admittedly, include free trial accounts, but to put that number in perspective, that’s still more than the total population of Scotland and Wales combined. …

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Final Fantasy XIV’s Neverending Story: Three years on from A Realm Reborn’s release

Three years ago, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn achieved two impossible feats: it reversed the critical failings of its 2010 predecessor and proved that the MMO genre is alive and kicking. Producer and director Naoki Yoshida retraces the title’s evolution to discover how the studio perfected things second time around

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Mac version of Final Fantasy XIV pulled from sale, refunds offered

Square Enix has withdrawn the Mac version of Final Fantasy XIV after it launched on June 23rd with a number of serious problems, chief of which being pretty poor performance on even the beefiest of Macs. It has admitted the minimum specs it previously released were inaccurate and not sufficient …

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Move over Elder Scrolls: Tera Online is now the biggest MMO of all time on Steam

In news that might surprise many, the biggest MMO on PC platform Steam isn’t Final Fantasy XIV, EVE Online or The Elder Scrolls Online. Instead, it’s relative newcomer Tera Online, a Korean free-to-play effort which only launched on the Steam store earlier this month, on May 5th. Tera’s developer En …

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Square Enix profits double over past six months

Square Enix saw significant revenue and profits increases in its most recent six-month fiscal period, the publisher’s latest financial results show. Mobile titles Dragon Quest Monsters Super Light and Schoolgirl Strikers were among the products mentioned as major revenue drivers for the period, with MMOs Final Fantasy XIV and Dragon …

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Final Fantasy XIV tech director leaves Square Enix

Square Enix’s chief technology officer Yoshihisa Hashimoto has left the publisher for ‘personal reasons’. Game Watch reports via Siliconera that Hashimoto was also the tech director of once troubled MMO Final Fantasy XIV and manager of Square Enix’s Advanced Technology Division. He’d been at the company since 2009 having joined …

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PS4 release date confirmed for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

Square Enix has announced a release date for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn on PS4. The game will be released on Sony’s console on April 14th, with owners of the PS3 game able to transfer their progress for free. Details on how to do this will be announced later, …

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