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Final Fantasy XIV: Xbox Edition Release Date Announced

By Mazen "Mithrie" Turkmani
Published: July 29, 2023 at 3:15 PM BST

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Final Fantasy XIV will be getting a version on Xbox. I also discuss the Path of Exile 2 announcements, and the next expansion for FFXIV.

FFXIV Dawntrail Expansion Revealed

The next expansion for FFXIV was announced with great fanfare. Dubbed Dawntrail, fans can look forward to an immersive experience with a myriad of new content. Along with a level cap increase to 100, the expansion will introduce new story quests, areas to explore, and also a significant graphical upgrade for the game.

The announcement of the Dawntrail expansion has been met with excitement and anticipation by the FFXIV community. The level cap increase to 100 is not just a numerical increment; it symbolizes a richer and more challenging gaming experience that awaits both new and veteran players.

The new story quests are expected to continue the rich and immersive narrative that has become a trademark of the Final Fantasy series. These quests will not only provide players with compelling storylines but also introduce unique characters and conflicts that add depth and complexity to the game's world.

Exploring new areas is always a thrill in any RPG, and Dawntrail is no different. These new locales promise to captivate players with their unique design, atmosphere, and challenges. Whether it's a mysterious forest shrouded in mist or a bustling cityscape, the new expansion is set to transport players into a fantasy world like never before.

The graphical upgrade announced for Dawntrail shows Square Enix's commitment to providing a visually stunning gaming experience. This overhaul is expected to enhance not only the visual aesthetics but also the overall gameplay, adding realism and immersion.

In a delightful surprise, I received a gift package from Square Enix, including a t-shirt, a golden Namazu, a lamp, and a plushie. A heartfelt thank you to Square Enix for these thoughtful gifts!

Dawntrail is slated to launch during Summer 2024. Rest assured that as soon as the actual release date is revealed, I will share it here on Gaming News.

What has been your favorite expansion of Final Fantasy 14 so far?

Path of Exile 2 Release Date

In another exciting piece of news from ExileCon yesterday, Path of Exile 2 was revealed. Contrary to previous reports, Path of Exile 2 will be a standalone game, a distinct entity from the first game.

The original Path of Exile will not be left behind, with a new expansion arriving in August 2023. This will feature an innovative endgame system called Archnemesis, likely adding new layers of strategy and complexity to the beloved game.

Console gamers will be pleased to hear that both the first and second Path of Exile games are due to be released on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X in early 2024. The anticipation for these releases has been palpable.

Do you play Path of Exile?

FFXIV Xbox Release Date

The last but certainly not least bit of news for today comes from a collaboration between Xbox and Square Enix. Phil Spencer joined Naoki "Yoshi P" Yoshida and the head of Square Enix to announce the Xbox version of Final Fantasy 14.

Optimized for Xbox Series X|S, this version promises to deliver the rich, immersive experience that has become synonymous with the Final Fantasy series. What's more, an open beta is scheduled during Patch 6.5 in Spring 2024.

This collaboration is a significant step for both Xbox and Square Enix, opening new doors and promising an even broader reach for Final Fantasy 14. It is a move that symbolizes the evolving dynamics of the gaming industry, where collaboration and cross-platform engagement are becoming increasingly common.

What are your thoughts on Xbox and Square Enix working closer together?

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