Final Fantasy 14


Final Fantasy XIV, previously codenamed Project Rapture, was first mentioned in August 2005, when Square Enix announced they had begun working on a new MMORPG. It was neither confirmed nor denied that it was a sequel to Final Fantasy XI, or that it was Final Fantasy related.

Hiromichi Tanaka, the producer of Final Fantasy XI, stated in April 2006 that developers were working to make Project Rapture a worldwide release. Later in February 2007 he announced that the game was being developed for the Xbox 360 and PCs running the Windows Vista operating system. Square Enix announced at GDC 2008 that Project Rapture will indeed target the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows operating system, and hinted that Mac and Linux clients are being considered. The game will utilize the Square Enix created graphics engine called Crystal Tools, and is being developed by the same team that created Final Fantasy XI.

On June 2nd, 2009, at the Sony E3 Press Conference, Final Fantasy XIV Online was announced exclusively for the PlayStation 3 and PC platforms, with a trailer similar to the intro of Final Fantasy XI. It is assumed that Final Fantasy XIV is actually what has come from Project RaptureFinal Fantasy XIV will be produced by Tanaka and directed by Nobuaki Komoto. Akihiko Yoshida is the art director, and Nobuo Uematsu is composing the music. It will be cross-platform, meaning both platforms can play on the same servers together. It will also utilize the new Square Enix Account System and support the similar Final Fantasy XI Security Token System.

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