1 year ago

FFXI Producer Akihiko Matsui Handing the Reins Over to Director Yoji Fujito

Today, Square Enix announced that Final Fantasy XI Producer Akihiko Matsui will be stepping down from the Producer role that he took over in 2012. Taking his place, will be Yoji Fujito, who was previously the game’s Director. In messages shared with the community today, Matsui revealed that Fujito had expressed interest to succeed the
9 Mar 2022

An Early Version of Final Fantasy XI’s World Map Revealed

Last year, Square Enix opened a special site to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Final Fantasy XI. Since then, there have been many conversations with guests ranging from former Producer Hiromichi Tanaka, to Yoshitaka Amano, and Tetsuya Nomura. Most recently, Producer Akihiko Matsui has been speaking with Masato Kato, who worked on the plot of
8 Jul 2021

Final Fantasy XI Launches 20th Anniversary “We Are Vana’diel” Site

As we approach the 20th anniversary of Square Enix’s first MMO title, Final Fantasy XI, the company has launched a new website to countdown to the massive milestone. The site will be continuously updated as we get closer to the anniversary with things like recaps of major events and announcements, special illustrations, as well as
15 Dec 2020

Final Fantasy XI Mobile Cancelled

Today, Korean news site MTN is reporting that the mobile version of Final Fantasy XI, which was being developed by Nexon under the name FFXIR, has been cancelled. Announced in 2015 as part of the “Vana’diel Project” alongside Rhapsodies of Vana’diel and the (since shut down) Final Fantasy Grandmasters mobile game which took place in
9 Nov 2020

First Bring Arts Figures for Final Fantasy XI Revealed

A couple of years ago, we got our first look at a Bring Arts figurine based on one of Square Enix’s MMO titles. As a Dragoon, and Estinien fan myself, I was overjoyed to see him brought to life. More recently, we have a Shadowbringers Y’shtola figure which is set to arrive later this month.
6 Aug 2020

Today’s Final Fantasy XI Update Includes New Story

Today, the August 2020 version update landed for Final Fantasy XI. While normally these monthly updates would add rotations to content and adjustments, this month is especially important as it sees the beginning of new story content.
3 Aug 2020

Final Fantasy XI Reveals The Voracious Resurgence

We’ve known about the upcoming new story content for Final Fantasy XI for some time now. It started off as a “new scenario“, was referenced as being “not(…) as large in scale as a mission” and more recently we learned that it would arrive in multiple installments throughout future version updates. Today, Square Enix launched
9 Jul 2020

The July Update for FFXI Arrives- Announces Timing For New Scenario

Yesterday, the July version update arrived for Final Fantasy XI. Along with this update, Producer Akihiko Matsui and Director Yoji Fujito released another Final Fantasy XI Digest video to discuss the changes with the update. This month’s update includes a new category for Odyssey, an update to Abuscade, and changes to Paladin. You can read
15 May 2020

A Look Back at PlayOnline

Today in 2002, Square Enix’s first entry into the MMO genre, Final Fantasy XI, launched in Japan. Major story-based updates for the still-operating MMO concluded with the release of Rhapsodizes of Vana’diel in November of 2015. Support for PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360 ended March 2016, leaving PC as the only place to log-in to
15 May 2020

A Look Back at Final Fantasy XI Marketing in 2004

For anyone that’s a regular reader of this site, you’re probably very aware of my history with Final Fantasy XI. For those that may be new however, let me simplify it: FFXI is a game that has had a significant impact on my life. To that end, I’ve always found myself collecting whatever FFXI items
11 May 2020

Final Fantasy XI’s “Minimal” May Update has Arrived

Final Fantasy XI’s May version update landed today, bringing with it resets to Records of Eminence objective progress, Ambuscade hallmarks and badges of gallantry as well as fixing an issue with synthesis. A statement from Final Fantasy XI Producer Akihiko Matsui explains the small update: Dear Adventurers,Matsui here with some information on the May version
6 May 2020
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Possible FFXIR Images Discovered

Information on Square Enix and Nexon’s joint Final Fantasy XI mobile title (FFXIR) has been… scarce to the say the least. It’s been two years since we got any sort of look at the game. Last month, we asked Final Fantasy Director Yoji Fujito and Producer Akihiko Matsui if they could give us any sort
10 Apr 2020

11 Questions for the Final Fantasy XI Dev Team

About a month ago, we were set to sit down with Final Fantasy XI Director Yoji Fujito and Producer Akihiko Matsui at PAX East. Unfortunately, due to the current health concerns around the globe, their trip was cancelled as was the planned Final Fantasy XI Fan Gathering- which would have been the first FFXI event
10 Mar 2020

Final Fantasy XI March 2020 Update

Today, the March update has arrived for Final Fantasy XI bringing with it the new Odyssey battle content, and the Monberaux Trust among other things. You can read up on the patch notes here and check out the Digest video above.
9 Mar 2020

Square Enix Working on New Scenario for Final Fantasy XI (Update)

Earlier today, Square Enix streamed episode 50 of Freshly Picked Vana’diel for Final Fantasy XI. During their presentation, it was revealed that the development team is working on a new scenario for the game! Back in May of last year, we reported on an interview that Producer Akihiko Matsui and Director Yoji Fujito had with
21 Feb 2020

Square Enix Cancels Fan Gatherings and More for PAX East

Today, Square Enix announced that due to fears of the novel coronavirus, they will be scaling back a bit for next week’s PAX East activities. Developers for titles including Final Fantasy XI, and Final Fantasy XIV, as well as other staff from Japan will not be traveling out for the event. The Final Fantasy XIV
13 Feb 2020

Final Fantasy XI’s February Update Includes Siren Avatar

Yesterday, the February 2020 update landed for Final Fantasy XI. One of the biggest additions was the inclusion of a brand new avatar for summoners: Siren. In addition to the new avatar and its quest, Paladin and Beastmaster have also seen some changes, as well as changes to Abuscade and Domain Invansion. You can read
31 Dec 2019

New Year’s Wishes from Final Fantasy XI Producer Akihiko Matsui

While many of us here are eagerly awaiting the clock to strike midnight to bring in 2020, Japan has already moved into the new year. To mark the occasion, Final Fantasy XI Producer Akihiko Matsui has posted the following letter: Happy New Year, adventurers! You may recall that last year I declared our intent to
6 Dec 2019

Square Enix Announces The First North American Final Fantasy XI Event In Over Ten Years

This morning, Square Enix announced the Final Fantasy XI Fan Gathering 2020 which will take place in Boston during next year’s PAX East (which will be held from February 27th to March 1st). The last time Square Enix set the stage for Final Fantasy XI players to gather in North America was during the 2008
11 Nov 2019

Final Fantasy XI’s November Version Update has Arrived!

Final Fantasy XI’s November Version update has arrived, bringing adjustments to both Beastmaster and Scholar as well as tweaks to the appearance of certain enemies in Dynamis Divergence. Additionally, today is also the beginning for the November 2019 Login Campaign, as well as the first part of a new event “A Challenge from Lion“. Currently