Final Fantasy XI Sequel in Development

Japan's Nikkei Net news service reports today that Square Enix is currently at work on a sequel to Final Fantasy XI. The next generation massively multiplayer online RPG is being developed for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows Vista formats. Further details are not provided.

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Marriot VP6343d ago

wasn't the PS3 supposed to have FF11 exclusive??

I don't follow fantasy RPG's so I wouldn't know.

360theAssasinsCreed6343d ago (Edited 6343d ago )

This is, from what i can tell a spin off of the FF XI world like the crystalis series but a good sign for MS if Square keeps giving them games. Now what i want square to do is give the 360 a FF game that is not a MMORPG for those that don't have internet, damn college loans, LOL but that would be nice either way this helps the 360 out in one of the weak spots of the xbox game lineup although after E3 it definitely seems that MS is trying their best to bring RPGs over to 360.

andy capps6343d ago

I don't like RPG's either, but I believe that FF XI was released exclusively to PS2, and then was just ported over to Xbox 360 two years later. I could care less about MMORPG's for the most part, but I'll believe that Square Enix is releasing simultaneously on Xbox 360 and PS3 when they announce it. Just seems a little weird that Square Enix would take their star franchise to a system that is not selling in Japan. I could see further down the line, but simultaneously, I don't know.

the_bebop6342d ago

It is actually posible that Square-enix could create a FF game for the MS since they have with the Nintendo, how ever I don't think that the main series would ever make it to the Xbox 360 anytime soon.

ACE6343d ago

what ever ......

roll on mass affect ... bio-shock .... and all the other western rpg's

specialguest6343d ago

who still plays FFXI anyway? i guess this is good news for 360 owners. at least this is better than nothing.

as for those western RPGs, it's nice to have something a lil different than the classic Japanese RPGs.

Bishop6343d ago

Is developing a different MMORPG for the PS3 that has yet to be named. This is just a sequel to previous multi console FFXI that is supposed to have better graphics and a new engine but how it will compare to the orginal is beyond me because I have not played FFXI on any console. All I know is roughly 8-10 million people still play the Final Fantasy titles but I imagine that at some point in time the Final Fantasy titles will have grow up a little to appeal to older gamers.

SDS Overfiend6342d ago

just a port thats it. They should make a official game just instead of a port.They want Xbox 360, PC gamers dollars but don't want to put work in. they should have just made this game for Xbox and allow it to be played on Xbox 360 since xbox has more users right now becasue this game does'nt use the 360's hardware at all.

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The latest update for Final Fantasy XI Online, the 'November Update', is now live across all platforms where the game is playable.

Kurisu16d ago

Can't believe this game is still getting updates 21 years after it launched. That's crazy! XI remains the only main numbered FF that I haven't played.

MrNinosan16d ago

At the time, it was an amazing game if you had a good Linkshell and/or friend to play with.
A MMOROG that actually required teamplay to be played.

Spenok16d ago

Easily one of the best games ever. As you said, it had the caveat of NEEDING a good group to play with, but I've never had memories/experiences like that in ANY game since.

I've been chasing that experience since I stopped playing it, and the closest I've come to is FFXIV. And even that is still vastly different.

Seraphim15d ago

Played the shit of this 20 years ago. Getting the Serket ring was epic. Idk how many mornings we spent camping before we finally got the pull and I won the roll upon defeat. It was great solo, but you really need a good link/squad for some of the notorious monsters....

MrNinosan15d ago

I loved those camping hours for every NM of interest.
Leaping Lizzy or what was it's name. Damn, so many days and nights 😅

And first time you got attacked by the Kraken on the boat, omg...

MrNinosan16d ago (Edited 16d ago )

Why tag all those platforms where it ain't playable then?

Spenok16d ago

To get more engagement with his article, and drive clicks. DUH!

(Thanks, I'll go ahead and report that).

YoungKingDoran15d ago

Wish they'd release it for PS4, 5, Xboxes and Switch - it ran on ps2 and still works on potato PCs so should run well everywhere


Disrespecting The Consumer: The Critical Problem With Live Service & GAAS

Live service games are vehemently criticized and companies need to rethink & prioritize respectful game design for consumer benefit.

Kaii118d ago

Gabe says not being publicly owned is a huge part of what makes Valve so successful.
"The whole point of being a privately held company is to eliminate another source of noise in the signal between the consumers and producers of a good."

Looks at Destiny 2 > I used to go into a store to find a game. Now I go into a game and find a store.
"Bungie reportedly expressed concerns over how engaging The Last of Us multiplayer project was"
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P_Bomb118d ago

I remember that headline about Bungie and Factions. I’m not a Bungie guy, but I am a Factions guy. Can’t help but wonder if their GaaS input will be to my liking. 🤔

DeusFever118d ago

I always thought Destiny would be better if Bungie built the game and then handed it off to another company to run it.

Christopher118d ago

That's kind of the GaaS whole thing, though. This is like telling wolves to stop behaving like wolves.

P_Bomb118d ago

Was looking at the top games in my country as per the PS Store and it’s overwhelmed by service games. Blood is in the water.

senorfartcushion118d ago

The issue is that journalists mostly ignored this issue as it was arising. Games like Overwatch were considered exciting until lesser news websites and organisations began taking opinion pieces on the problem. From then it’s just gotten worse.