X360, PC Thursday, May 1, 2008 | 6:47 PM

FFXI: 2008 Edition announced

FFXI: 2008 Edition announced

Square-Enix confirms the coming of the MMORPG Final Fantasy XI: 2008 Edition on PC and Xbox 360. This edition contains the four expansions released to date (Rise of the Zilart, Chains of Promathia, Treasures of Aht Urghan et Wings of the Goddess). Meanwhile, the game celebrates its sixth year of activity this month.


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Commented on 2008-05-01 19:31:56
Wouldn't it have been great if they made an edition with an efficient install on both PC and 360? I own the PC one, OMG that install and update was the worst thing ever, the 360 beta install was the same too.
Commented on 2008-05-01 19:39:28
Sequel please! This is the only Final Fantasy game I've ever cared for :/
Commented on 2008-05-01 19:42:00 In reply to GriftGFX
Posted by GriftGFX
Sequel please! This is the only Final Fantasy game I've ever cared for :/
I've heard a lot of rumoring that FF14 would be a MMO like this one. I thought it was pretty good too, but no MMO ever kept me interested anywhere near as long as EQ1.
Commented on 2008-05-01 20:26:43
Milk that cow, Square!
Commented on 2008-05-01 21:08:30 In reply to Jigen
This has actually spurred me to drop WoW and start playing FF11 again, how long it will last I can not say.

I haven't played it since the new expansion came out.

FF11 is one of those game (much like WoW) that will always pull me back because I have so much fun playing them, but I agree it is time for a next gen effort.

Everytime SE are asked they say its still in development but I sometimes wonder.
Posted by Jigen
I've heard a lot of rumoring that FF14 would be a MMO like this one. I thought it was pretty good too, but no MMO ever kept me interested anywhere near as long as EQ1.
I very much doubt the next MMO will be a FF title, rumor suggest it is World of Mana, but who knows, hopefully SE will show something of their next MMO at TGS this year.
Commented on 2008-05-01 21:30:46
Nice one Square, thanks for the rehashed crappy ass games.
Commented on 2008-05-01 22:26:40
Uh rehashed? What? Its an expansion, new content. Just like every MMO gets.
Commented on 2008-05-01 22:38:53
I would of considered replaying this if it came to the PS3 but I'm not going to run it on my PC again. It's not worth the trouble of clearing free space and dealing with occasional slow time and disconnection.
Commented on 2008-05-02 04:02:12 In reply to GriftGFX
Blizzard, this is your cue =)
Commented on 2008-05-02 05:21:37 In reply to pythxvii
Posted by pythxvii
Blizzard, this is your cue =)
Why? WOW is still reeling in the dough.. but Squaresoft could hit it big with another MMORPG. I'd rather see Blizz and company work on getting SC2 and Diablo 3 out the door before they even consider making another MMORPG.
Commented on 2008-05-02 11:51:57
Do people even play FFXI anymore. It's been around for like half a decade. This is almost like trying to resurrect Ultima Online isn't it?
Commented on 2008-05-02 11:57:35 In reply to twoism
Posted by twoism
Do people even play FFXI anymore. It's been around for like half a decade. This is almost like trying to resurrect Ultima Online isn't it?
People still play Ultima Online, mostly on free shards, but I believe there are still subscribers on EA's servers even. EA is trying to resurrect it too, they're getting Mythic to develop a brand new client for UO (Kingdom Reborn). It's a load of shit really, it's EA's biggest investment ever into UO which is quite sad, since it's one of the most important and best designed MMORPG's ever made.

And no, it's not quite like that, UO is more than a decade old (1997), and here in the US FFXI isn't even five yet on the PC and just turned four on the Playstation. In Europe the game isn't even four...
Commented on 2008-05-04 21:02:30 In reply to twoism
Posted by twoism
Do people even play FFXI anymore. It's been around for like half a decade. This is almost like trying to resurrect Ultima Online isn't it?
People still play Runescape, so why not.
Commented on 2008-05-04 21:30:27 In reply to pythxvii
Posted by pythxvii
Blizzard, this is your cue =)
Blizzard has bigger competition to worry about coming out this year, especially a certain game called Warhammer. Although honestly, I think Warhammer looks and plays too much like WoW.

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