• New Expansion for Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood

    At the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival in Las Vegas today, Naoki Yoshida announced Final Fantasy XIV's next expansion, Stormblood. Slated for a release in summer 2017, we have a few details about 4.0. Before we go into that, check out the Teaser Trailer!

    Thanks to Siliconera we have some more details:

    • The Monk job will be a focus in Stormblood just like how Dragoon was a focus in the previous expansion, Heavensward.
    • While it wasn’t officially announced, Yoshi-P wore a “Scarlet Witch” shirt, teasing a possible Red Mage job as one of the new ones for 4.0. He previously wore a Batman shirt to tease the Dark Knight job, and a 007 shirt to tease a new gunner class which ended up being Machinist.
    • The level cap will be raised from 60 to 70.
    • Stormblood will usher in a revamped battle system which will include an additional skill system overhaul and a reassessment of ineffective, unused actions.
    • The size and number of new areas will not be less than Heavensward
    • All new Primals will feature characters from previous Final Fantasy titles, but also ones original to XIV.
    • Stormblood will, of course, feature all new dungeons for players to explore, as well as new high-end raids and alliance raids
    • “The Forbidden Land – Eureka” will be unique to Stormblood, and will span its own entire area. It will include notorious monsters and might be used for next set of high-end weapons, such as zodiac and anima.
    • New gear and recipes will be added in the expansion, and the new gear will include winners of the fan-designed gear contest.
    • Item inventory will be expanded in Stormblood thanks to upgrades to the game’s servers.
    • A fourth residential area will be added, though the location of the area was not revealed.
    • The release of Stormblood will see the end of PlayStation 3 support for Final Fantasy XIV. This was also met with a cheer from the audience.

    Are you excited? What are you thoughts on another expansion so soon? Share your thoughts!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: New Expansion for Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood started by Freya View original post
    Comments 6 Comments
    1. Depression Moon's Avatar
      Depression Moon -
      I need to get XIV eventually. Does the game really have the feel of an online Final Fantasy game?
    1. The Summoner of Leviathan's Avatar
      The Summoner of Leviathan -
      Can we talk about how hot the WoL is now? Damnnn fine ...

      It feels like a FF to me. Plot is plenty strong and you meet some awesome characters. Quite a few staple FF in there too while making homages to previous games.
    1. Shauna's Avatar
      Shauna -
      I suppose it depends how you define "feel" since this is such an abstract concept. It's a good game though, would recommend.

      Anyway. More inventory space. The gods are good.
    1. Goldenboko's Avatar
      Goldenboko -
      "Item inventory will be expanded in Stormblood thanks to upgrades to the game’s servers."

      Praise be. I never realized I was a pack rat until FFXIV.
    1. Jinx's Avatar
      Jinx -
      Yeah, I just dumped a lot of gear from my retainer (I also made the decision I will only be playing BLM from now on...don't really care about leveling up the other classes).
    1. Dat Matt's Avatar
      Dat Matt -
      I've been leveling all the classes so I can jump into various roles/ More INV space will be a godsend as I try and maintin 12 classes at max rank.
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