The Final Fantasy XIV Online community is celebrating the critically acclaimed MMO’s fourth anniversary, following the successful launch of Stormblood, the title’s second expansion pack.
To mark this momentous occasion, the Final Fantasy XIV Online development team will host a special 14-hour live stream, which spans from September 1st to 2nd. This special live stream includes the 38th instalment of the ‘Letter from the Producer LIVE’ series, talk sessions with the development team and other special guests, and fun in-game challenges being tackled by the team!
Players can expect a first look at Patch 4.1 content, where Yasumi Matsuno (Final Fantasy XII / Final Fantasy Tactics) will join Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida to discuss the upcoming 24-player alliance raid, “Return to Ivalice.” Matsuno will write the scenario for the raid as a special guest creator, bringing the world of Ivalice to Final Fantasy XIV Online.
“This past year has been full of memorable moments,” said Naoki Yoshida ahead of the stream. “From Fan Festivals in Las Vegas, Tokyo, and Frankfurt, right through to the launch of Stormblood, we have been honored by the continued support of our players and are overjoyed to share this occasion with them. I wanted to thank our entire community, which has now reached 10 million Warriors of Light, for supporting us this far—here’s to even more exciting things to come!”
Adding to the numerous events surrounding the anniversary, Koji Fox from the Final Fantasy XIV Online localisation team will host a panel at PAX West on September 2 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PT, during which he will answer player questions on lore and localization. The panel will be streamed live and can be viewed on the official PAX Twitch channel.
In-game celebrations for the four-year anniversary began this past weekend with “The Rising” seasonal event, featuring fun activities and exciting rewards for players to earn. Furthermore, the Mega Mog Station Sale runs through September 26th and features discounts of up to 30% on a broad range of items available on the store.
Not only this but there is a free trial that allows new players to try out Final Fantasy XIV Online with access to a surprisingly large amount of content. If you’d like to try the game for yourself follow this link to the official website.