Salutations to all! Matt “Bayohne” Hilton of the Final Fantasy XIV Community Team, hope you enjoyed our very first ad showcase!
While we weren’t able to see everyone in person at our Fan Festival events this year, we’re all very happy to have been able to present Endwalker, our fourth expansion pack!
Before we dive into the details, check out the trailer for Endwalker, which just made its world premiere on the showcase:
Alisaie and Alphinaud (finally!) Have their turn in the limelight, and it looks like Alphinaud has changed jobs for the occasion. The Warrior of Light seems to have shaken the darkness of Shadowbringers and also wears well-worn Paladin armor – but we can’t ignore the fact that he’s on the moon! There’s a lot going on in this teaser, but we still have a lot more to share.
Left: Sage, the new healer profession, will support allies on the battlefield. | Right: The Hydaelyn and Zodiark story that began in A Realm Reborn will come to a conclusion in Endwalker.
During the showcase, producer and director Naoki Yoshida shared many details about Endwalker.. We are back on Source after our adventures in the First, but as might be expected, an even greater calamity was brewing in our absence. Endwalker will presents the culmination of the Hydaelyn and Zodiark story arc, which is not only exciting for our veteran players but also means that now is a great time for new players to jump in and enjoy the amazing story leading up to the release of Endwalker! In addition to the new story, adventurers can expect multiple new jobs, an increased level cap, new large areas, combat system adjustments, as well as a variety of new battles (take on Anima!) , Craftsman and unifier content.
The Warriors of Light will finally be able to travel to Garlemald and many other new locations …
A lot of exciting content is coming with Endwalker. Here are some of the new features announced by Yoshida during the showcase:
- Travel to Thavnair, the imperial capital of Garlemald, and even the Moon!
- New jobs: Sage and more
- Increased max level from 80 to 90
- New expanded areas including Garlemald, Thavnair, and the city of Radz-at-Han.
- A new tribe: the Arkasodara
- New threats, including Anima.
- New dungeons
- Secrets Revealed in New Alliance Raid Series
- New small-scale PvP mode
- An additional “trusted” ally: Estinien Wyrmblood
- A new residential area: Ishgard
- Updates to the Golden Saucer
- Fun relaxation in the island sanctuary
- New recipes for gear and crafting
- Horizons expanded via the data center movement system
Endwalker also introduces Island Sanctuary, a new way to slow down and relax in the game. Live off the land, raise animals, and farm the land, all while enjoying the sights of this beautiful paradise.
Play Final Fantasy XIV Online on PS5
Yoshida also confirmed that Endwalker will be out on PS5 this fall, but luckily you won’t have to wait very long to get started in the PS5 version! The PlayStation 5 version of Final Fantasy XIV Online arrives on April 13 with the launch of an open beta, with the full version launching shortly thereafter. New and veteran adventurers will be able to play the full experience (all updates via Shadowbringers) with all the upgrades and upgrades PS5 users have come to expect – the perfect way to prepare for Endwalker!
The PS5 version will offer significantly improved frame rates, faster load times, 4K resolution support and more! Players whose FFXIV service account has a registered license for the PlayStation 4 version can download and play the PS5 upgrade version at no additional cost, and all new players on the PS5 can participate in the fun through the game. free trial, which lets you play all of A Realm Reborn and Heavensward up to update 3.56 – two full games worth content! The full version of the game will be available for purchase after the conclusion of the Open Beta.
You can get a first look at FFXIV on PS5 here:
The Announcement Showcase has given us quite a bit of information, and more will be coming to you in May, when we host our very first digital Fan Festival. Final Fantasy XIV Digital Fan Festival 2021 arrives May 14-15 and will be available to stream for free. More details will get closer to the event, so stay tuned and see you in-game!