Square-Enix Actually Saved This Game. At this point, it’s common knowledge amongst most of the gaming community that “something” happened with FFXIV that caused it to retreat back into production. It’s an unprecedented story of a company valuing a brand so much that when an inferior product was released, they refused to let it die, and brought it back into the workshop to fix and re-release. That’s the business story behind Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. The story in the game follows similar lines. The world and continuity of FFXIV (version 1) is kept intact, with a story of a narrowly averted cataclysm that “resets” the world. Into the realm of Eorzea comes you, “the adventurer,” seeking fame and fortune before a larger storyline involving conspiracies and rival evil kingdoms dominates the plot.