Final Fantasy XIV’s Endwalker expansion has been slightly delayed
Square Enix has announced a small delay for Final Fantasy XIV‘s upcoming Endwalker expansion.
In the latest Letter from the Producer Live, producer and director Naoki Yoshida revealed that the expansion’s launch date has been moved from November 23rd to December 7th. This also means that Early Access has been moved to December 3rd.
Read a statement from Naoki Yoshida regarding the delay below:
“We sincerely apologize for postponing the release at the last minute on this occasion. FINAL FANTASY XIV: Endwalker is both the latest expansion pack for the game and the one that will conclude the Hydaelyn and Zodiark saga spanning 11 years since the launch of the original FFXIV.
“We will of course deliver a new adventure in FFXIV to follow on from Endwalker but, with the various struggles we experienced from the failure of the original FFXIV leading up to where we are now, I just couldn’t contain my desire to perfect Endwalker to the best of my ability. As a result, the time we spent on quality improvement exceeded our expectations and we ended up using our time allotted for debugging. On the other hand, as stability is crucial for an online game, I have taken the decision to postpone the release of the expansion pack for two weeks in order to resecure the time for debugging that would arise as we wrap up development.
“Once more, I’d like to convey my deepest apologies to all of our Warriors of Light and partners for the inconvenience this has caused. We will continue to do our utmost to bring you the best adventure in Endwalker and to expand the game experience through further updates that will follow, in order to restore your trust step by step.”
Also revealed during the Letter from the Producer Live was a new 5v5 PvP mode titled Crystal Conflict, which will be introduced in the 6.1 update. This new mode sees players fighting for control of a crystal in the middle of the arena as they try to push it to the opposing team’s goal. Additionally, a Battle Pass-style system is on the way for PvP that will reward players for earning experience in PvP modes with a number of tokens and items.
The expansion includes the Sage and Reaper Jobs, an increase in the level cap to 90, new areas to explore, new dungeons, crafting and gathering changes, and much more.
Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker is now scheduled to launch for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC on December 7th.
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