Earlier this week, a flood of creators and media outlets (ourselves included) were given the greenlight to let followers know that they had been invited to the Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker Media Tour.
It’s no secret that the game has seen an incredible surge in players and interest over the last several months and we’ve seen more than a few people asking the question “What is the Media Tour?” so let’s see if we can help explain it.
Traditionally, before an expansion release, Square Enix will invite both members of the media, as well as influencers (YouTubers, Twitch streamers etc.) to get hands-on with the new content prior to its release, as well as time to talk with FFXIV Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida. This happens in Japan, Europe, and North America.
Available content during the tour has previously included access to two new field areas, a new dungeon, as well as access to the new major hub, allowing attendees to explore never-before-seen corners of the game world while also being able to get hands-on with upcoming job adjustments and the new jobs for that expansion.
In years past, attendees would be invited to a physical location which would be themed to a location from the upcoming expansion. For example, the A Realm Reborn venue looked like Gridania, the Stormblood venue was Kugane themed, and the Shadowbringers venue gave off some strong Eulmore vibes.
This year however, due to the ongoing pandemic, Square Enix has chosen to make the North American Media Tour a remote event, meaning that attendees will be experiencing Endwalker from the safety of their homes.
Now, with that out of the way, you’re probably asking the million gil question: “What will Gamer Escape be covering and when will you be publishing it?”
We plan to do our best this year to cover things as we have previously. You can see our landing page of coverage from the Shadowbringers event here (as well as each post here) to get an idea of what we hope to do.
Lastly, as per this Developer’s Blog post which talks about the Japan Media Tour, you can expect to see coverage from all Media Tour attendees on Wednesday, October 13.