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New Final Fantasy XI Add-On Sneak Peak

DualShockers Writes:

"This just in from TGS, Square Enix has just revealed a new add on to it's long time running (7 years now) MMORPG Final Fantasy XI. This welcomed addition is coming in the form of "A Shantotto Ascension - The Legend Torn, Her Empire Born". This will be the third scenario released this year alone. It will be available VIA the PlayOnline viewer. Masato Kato, the same man behind the stories for Final Fantasy XI and it's first expansion was also behind the three add-on scenarios this year. Check out the video below to see the latest sneak peak into this upcoming scenario, while I take the time to realize how old I'm getting now that FFXI has been around for 7 years. (Sigh)"

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BROOKLYN N-M-E3252d ago

I had no idea people were still playing this, apparently the online community is still 2 million strong.

ZombieAutopsy3252d ago

yea it is, but then again it is across 3 platforms and its final fantasy.
I have a copy setting on my shelf never even opened yet, just waiting to get a pre-paid credit card or actually going to the bank and getting me a debit card then im gonna play the hell out of it.

VicHyper3252d ago (Edited 3252d ago )

They don't divulge clear player numbers, but according to SE it's around 500k(pretty liberal estimate imo). while it's not quite dead, the majority of people who haven't jumped ship yet will do so when ff14 is released.

koehler833252d ago

They do divulge clear numbers every year. 2009 hit 2 million simultaneous accounts for the first time 7 years after launch. More people are playing than ever before since the developers have dumbed it down significantly over the last 2 years.

After 5 years, most of their core audience had moved on. They figured they would pander to the WoW masses. To some degree they were successful. Hopefully FFXIV starts off tough as nails like XI did.

VicHyper3252d ago

@koehler83 What you mean the census? All that tells you is job distribution and other neat stats. iirc SE has *never* provided clear info about number of unique accounts vs. mules etc. but yea the game is alot more friendly as far as the grind is concerned, which kept alot of my friends playing for a while. sometimes I regret quitting :/.

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BROOKLYN N-M-E3252d ago

how much support Square provides to their communities.

VicHyper3252d ago

They're more or less charging money for content that would have been a routine free update a few years back :/.

Lanontscuz3252d ago

i can't wait till FFXIV....Since my job keeps me from playing a over 3 hrs to grind for Xp like FFXI i hope its got more solo missions with good XP!! Rdm/NIn FTMW lol!!!