This morning Square Enix held a press conference simply titled: “Square Enix: The Future”. There were five titles discussed: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Final Fantasy XV (formerly FInal Fantasy versus XIII), Final Fantasy XIII: Lightning Returns, Final Fantasy X|X2 HD Remaster and Kingdom Hearts III.
This was a small conference, not like the mega conferences held yesterday, with about 75 selected media in attendence.
The presentation was straightforward. The president of SE, Yosuke Matsuda, took the stage and thanked everyone for coming. There are a lot of developers here at E3, and all of the media is pulled in multiple directions at once. He referenced last night’s announcements atr the Sony conference about FFXV and FFXIV, and also announced that there will be two other Final Fantasy titles being released this fiscal year (X|X2 HD and Lightning Returns). Matsuda acknowledged that Final Fantasy titles are always the focus of attentions, and that SE wants to reassert how important of a franchise it is to the Company.
Finally, before Matsuda handed the floor over to the various game producers, he appologized for worries caused by the recent earnings call, and stated that here at E3 is the start of SE moving forward in a stronger way.
First up after Matsuda was Naoki Yoshida for A Realm Reborn. After thanking everyone and confirming the August 27 release date, they showed off the new “Crystal’s Call” trailer. Yoshida indicated he believed A Realm Reborn to be the highest quality MMO on the market, and was excited to have people test the PS3 version at E3.
To ensure that players in all regions have a more enjoyable experience in FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm reborn, additional data centers have been established in regions outside of Japan. In light of this, the existing Worlds will be redistributed across regional data centers.
Version 1.0 characters will be automatically transferred to Worlds bearing the same names as before. We recommend submitting a World transfer application to prevent characters from being placed in undesired regions.
Please read over the details of regional data center placement before applying.
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The time has come for our loyal Legacy members to be immortalized in the credits of FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn. Submissions will only be accepted for a limited time, so if you’ve met the requirements to become a Legacy member, be sure to register your name before it’s too late!
Five years have passed since the “End of an Era,” and the time has finally come for our adventurers to return to Eorzea. Bear witness to the dawn of a new age in this prologue video for FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn!