FF XIV: A Realm Reborn launches with story trailer

Like a dead bird or something given a Phoenix Down, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn opened the gates for its full release today. The rebooted MMORPG is live on PC and PS3 after its full overhaul from a previous poor reception.

You can see what awaits you in Eorzea, now that five years have passed since Bahamut's cleansing fires swept the land.

We're glad FFXIV's got a new story to sweep players and their "free companies" (guilds) into high dramatics from the get go, but we're already feeling overwhelmed by beautiful NPCs and masked baddies. Fortunately, you can always hop on your chocobo and explore the rebuilt world for a while if you get in over your head.

A Realm Reborn costs $30 on PC and $40 on PS3, and it comes with a complimentary month of game time. If you were foolhardy enough to buy the original game, you're already set to head back in.


  • GR_RyanTaljonick - August 27, 2013 3:16 p.m.

    So you guys should reroll and come play with me on Lamia :D
  • GOD - August 27, 2013 5:21 p.m.

    That server has apparently reached a temporary character cap and no more new characters can join it until the restriction is lifted... or so it says. At least that means people are playing though.
  • GOD - August 27, 2013 5:24 p.m.

    Actually, all of the NA specific servers except Faerie have apparently reached this cap.
  • GR_RyanTaljonick - August 27, 2013 7:14 p.m.

  • GOD - August 27, 2013 7:39 p.m.

    Wait, it gets better. I waited for the server restriction on Lamia to lift, and I couldn't join it because I have the one character per server limit and it still thinks I have a character there from the beta, so I can't join that server at all. Reroll to JP server Ultima, Ryan ;D Also please tell me your like a Lalafell Pugilist?
  • Talvari - August 28, 2013 10:36 a.m.

    It's funny because NA/EU data centres are located in America so i pretty much get the same ping. So in theory i could..
  • GOD - August 27, 2013 3:05 p.m.

    I enjoyed the beta (thanks for the code GR) and just brought my disc copy home.... was hoping that getting the disc version would mean saving space on my PS3, but alas it just installs the same launcher as if you bought it digitally. So there really is no benefit to getting the hard copy than a disc case and a disc that serve no real purpose other than a one time install.
  • Talvari - August 27, 2013 2:30 p.m.

    Already playing and loving it! Kinda wish there was more voice acting, but hey, it's not really required.

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