Square Enix launched all through its latest “Letter from the Producer LIVE” broadcast on Sunday that it plans to proceed assist for its Final Fantasy XIV MMORPG for the next 10 years.

The MMORPG’s producer and director Naoki Yoshida mentioned in the midst of the livestream that long-term targets for the game embody improved graphics. The recreation’s first graphical change will embody enhancements for character and world visuals that features “higher-resolution textures, improved material qualities, and better lighting and shadow effects.” Yoshida mentioned Square Enix plans to implement the first enhancements with the launch of the next progress pack.

The livestream further launched that the upcoming patch 6.1, releasing in April, will enhance the game’s “Trust System” for the first state of affairs dungeons of the “A Realm Reborn” part of the game (allowing players to play these parts solo instead of in co-op). Patch 6.2 will further add Trust assist for “A Realm Reborn” and for two to some foremost eventualities of the “Heavensward” progress. Patch 6.3 will add the Trust System for “Heavensward” foremost state of affairs dungeons. Patches 6.4 and 6.5 will add the Trust System to the “Stormblood” progress’s foremost state of affairs dungeons.

The on-line free trial for the game opened for model spanking new client registrations on Monday. The free trial choices all content material materials from “A Realm Reborn” and the “Heavensward” expansions. The trial moreover accommodates the additional playable race Au Ra, and three additional playable jobs: Dark Knight, Astrologian, and Machinist.

Square Enix briefly suspended new registrations for the game’s free trial mannequin on December 9 on account of server congestion that introduced on prolonged queues for logging into the game. The agency moreover briefly halted provide of bodily copies of the game along with the product sales of digital copies of the game, nevertheless resumed digital product sales on January 25.

Square Enix launched Final Fantasy XIV Online for personal pc programs in September 2010. After criticism from followers, the company revealed an updated mannequin of the game titled Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn that added a model new world and story. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn launched on Windows PC and PS3 in August 2013, on PS4 in April 2014, and on PS5 in May 2020. Square Enix has since launched 4 expansions: “Heavensward” in June 2015, “Stormblood” in June 2017, “Shadowbringers” in July 2019, and “Endwalker” on December 7. The recreation recorded 25 million registered accounts worldwide in December.

Source: Press launch