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9 Nov 2017

Pet Food Beta 31: Dynamis-Divergence!?

Vivi and Miroku speculate on what Dynamis-Divergence could possibly be, talk about what it’s like to start a new character at the end of 2017 and touch on some of the other recent Final Fantasy related news. Links mentioned in the show: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 49:05 — 46.7MB)
16 Oct 2017

Extra Life 2017

We’re excited to announce that on November 4th, we’ll be taking part in Extra Life. But that’s not all! We’ll also be teaming up with members of the Final Fantasy XIV Content Creators group including Maelstrom Radio, Phoenix Down Radio, Musecast, A Stage Reborn and The Crucible! For those unfamiliar with Extra Life, it’s one
3 Oct 2017

Square Enix & Dark Horse To Bring Final Fantasy Ultimania Volumes West

Today as a part of their New York Comic Con announcements, Dark Horse and Square Enix have announced that they’ll be partnering up to bring three Final Fantasy Ultimania Archive volumes to the west, and more importantly, in English. For those unfamiliar with the Ultimania books, they’re packed full of concept art, lore, notes from
10 Aug 2017

FFXI Mobile Moves Up The List In Latest Nexon Investor Report

There has been almost no news on Final Fantasy XI Mobile since its announcement back in March 2015. Since then we had a few images pop up from the Nexon Developers Conference in April last year and then a slide from an investor presentation in Q4 of last year. Today, redditor arciele has found the
30 May 2017

Memories of Vana’diel: Players

In our final installment of Memories of Vana’diel, we’re sharing Final Fantasy XI memories from you, the players! To read more about our Memories of Vana’diel project, please see our previous post here. You can see memories from the Development and Community Team here. You can see memories from Community sites, figures, and podcasts here.
24 May 2017

Memories of Vana’diel: Community Sites, Figures, and Podcasts

This week we’re sharing Final Fantasy XI memories from community sites, figures, and podcasts from back in the day. To read more about our Memories of Vana’diel project, please see our previous post here. You can see memories from the Development and Community Team here.
17 May 2017

Memories of Vana’diel: Development and Community Teams

This week we’re sharing Final Fantasy XI memories from the Development and Community Teams! This also includes some members who are no longer with Square Enix. To read more about our Memories of Vana’diel project, please see our previous post here.
16 May 2017

Celebrate the 15th anniversary of FINAL FANTASY XI!

Today marks the 15th anniversary of FINAL FANTASY XI! Akihiko Matsui, producer, would like to say a few words to all adventurers the world over who have enjoyed the world of Vana’diel .
12 May 2017

Announcing the Return of the Final Fantasy XI 14-day Free Trial!

We’re pleased to announce the return of the FINAL FANTASY XI 14-day Free Trial! The free trial level cap has also been increased to level 50 to give potential adventurers a better chance to explore Vana’diel! Now is the perfect time to invite friends to join you on your journey! View the Free Trial.
10 May 2017

Memories of Vana’diel

Years ago we announced a project: a digital magazine to celebrate Final Fantasy XI. That project was intended to be released with the conclusion of the Rhapsodies of Vana’diel story. However, due to several reasons, the project was pushed back. Sadly after that, the project was slowly forgotten, with life simply getting too busy for some
10 May 2017

The May Version Update Has Landed!

The third step of the Escutcheon questline makes an appearance this month, together with some high-level synthesis recipes of an extreme difficulty level, each producing Superior 3 equipment usable with a new gift being introduced! On the battlefront, the monthly changes to Ambuscade are available, the Ark Angel TT has been added to the alter
10 May 2017

Announcing the 15th Vana’versary Mog Bonanza!

This year marks the 15th anniversary of FINAL FANTASY XI’s release. In celebration of this momentous occasion and in thanks for your steadfast support, we will be holding the 15th Vana’versary Mog Bonanza! In addition to the usual slew of wonderful prizes, the luckiest of the lucky will receive the Onion Sword II cosmetic item!
4 May 2017

Final Fantasy XI Version Update Scheduled For May 10th

The next version update is scheduled for Wednesday, May 10. Check out all the details here.
3 May 2017

The 15th Vana’versary Adventurer Appreciation Campaign

It’s that time of year again! Final Fantasy XI launched May 16, 2002 in Japan for the PlayStation 2 and this year marks it’s 15th anniversary. While we’re sure to get even juicier items, events and bonuses once the May Version Update lands, here’s a list of campaigns that will be active during the period.
13 Apr 2017

Final Fantasy Grandmasters 2.0 Coming To Japan

Remember Final Fantasy Grandmasters? Announced as part of the Vana’diel Project back in 2015 alongside Rhapsodies of Vana’diel and FFXI Mobile, Grandmasters launched later in 2015 and this week, Square Enix has revealed a new trailer for version 2.0. Among some system changes, the biggest part of the update is the inclusion of content from Rise
20 Jan 2017

Devin “Camate” Casadey Bids Farewell

During the last episode of Duty Commenced, Community Team member Devin Casadey AKA Camate announced that this week would be his last at Square Enix. We had the pleasure of helping to introduce Devin to the players during a panel at Youmacon back in 2009. All of us here at Gamer Escape wish him all the best
14 Nov 2016

The Evolution of Final Fantasy XI: Community Live Stream

Over the past couple of years the world of Vana’diel has changed in many new and exciting ways, and if you’ve been on an adventuring hiatus for a bit, there’s a good chance you might have missed out on some of the great quality-of-life changes that make it easier than ever to adventure throughout Vana’diel.
11 Oct 2016

FFXI: The October Version Update Has Landed!

Ambuscade has undergone its monthly facelift, with all new foes and rewards. A second Ark Angel alter ego has been added together with a variety of adjustments to existing alter egos. There have been other adjustments made to certain NPC dialogue windows, chocobo digging, and more. Read on for details.
6 Sep 2016

FFXI: The September Version Update Has Landed

From On top of the usual changes to Ambuscade, we’ve also got a brand-new master trial to sink your teeth into! A new alter ego, new mounts, additional areas where mounts can be ridden, and a porter moogle confirmation system round out this month’s major items. Of course, there are a variety of other
3 Sep 2016

FFXV’s Regalia Plays The MMO Hits

During my time with the master build of Final Fantasy XV today at PAX West, I found myself driving the Regalia, the car that Noctis and his group will be traveling with in the upcoming game. During this time I noticed that the car, like many, can play some tunes. Remembering examples shown of tracks