Final Fantasy XIV may have been released in an incomplete form and tarnished the brand a bit but Square Enix did indeed learn from those mistakes and they’re making sure that the game’s relaunch will be as good as possible.
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn can be considered as a real version 2.0 of Final Fantasy XIV. A Realm Reborn will pick up right after the ending of the plot of the original game: a cataclysm has struck the world and a lot has changed for all its inhabitants.
The cataclysm gimmick will be used to introduce a lot of new content: an all new plot, quests, items and gameplay features. Character classes will be increased and players will be able to explore never seen before areas.
Among all the additions to the game, this one will probably make Final Fantasy VI fans happy: A Realm Reborn will include Magitek Armours, big bipedal robots fueled by the power of magic. A couple of screens have shown their final design in the game and while they still haven’t been fully implemented in the game, it’s certain that they will be in as confirmed by Naoki Yoshida on the game’s official blog.
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will be released during the second quarter of 2013 on Pc. The Ps3 version will follow some months after the Pc version’s release.