Final Fantasy XIV’s Next Expansion ‘Stormblood’ Announced (VIDEO)
As reported by PlayStation.Blog, fans of Square Enix’s famed MMORPG (Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) Final Fantasy XIV (FFXIV) cheered at today’s Final Fantasy XIV Fanfest in Las Vegas, Nevada. The reason for their cheers, Game producer and director, Naoki Yoshida announced the second expansion to the hit game titled Stormblood.
The presentation started with a teaser trailer of the new expansion which you can check out below.
Along with the expansion, FFXIV will be receiving a huge update. Update 4.o will feature a plethora of additions and changes to the game. Stormblood will contain new areas, new jobs, new gear, and new Primals. The level cap will increase from 60 to 70 and an inventory expansion were among the crowd pleasing announcements. There will also be a fourth residential area added, but not much was revealed as Yoshida explained that the residential area has much to do with the main story line of Stormblood.
The battle system and skill systems are also getting an overhaul. This is to make gameplay for higher level characters more fluid and convenient. Yoshida said:
“We’re regrouping and recategorizing skills so they’re categorized as roles rather than jobs. From those shared roll skills and actions, you’ll choose which you need.”
In essence, what this means is that you’ll be able to keep your hotbar a little more tidy by assigning roles to your character instead of jobs.
New dungeons, alliance raids, and high level raids are to be included in the expansion. Yoshida didn’t go into detail about the new jobs, but said that more news will be coming at the Fanfests in Europe and Tokyo.
Final Fantasy XIV is currently available on PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3, but Yoshida also announced that support for the PlayStation 3 version of the game will cease upon the release of the new expansion. There will be several updates leading up to the release, which is set for “early summer 2017.”
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