While thousands of Final Fantasy XIV players struggled against disconnections and server congestion during the last two hours of the game, Square Enix just released the final, epic cutscene that concludes the storyline.
While it’s sad that so many didn’t get to enjoy the final event fully (even if we had a ton of fun anyway in the days leading to it), the final cutscene is downright spectacular. It’s definitely one of the best I’ve seen in a very long time, and I will admit that I shed a tear or two watching it.
Since we played that story with our friends and companions, the emotional connection with what we see in the video is definitely strong. It marks the closure of an adventure, with the perspective of a new one raising over the horizon. Louisoix’s last, benevolent smile as he sends the “players” to safety creates one of the most tear-jerking moments in a game trailer, ever.
You can enjoy it below, while you wait for the Letter from the Producer live that’s going to happen in about two hours (and that you will find here).
Final Fantasy XIV had its large share of problems, but many will miss it as we wait for the release of A Realm Reborn. Until then, a salute goes to the heroes that fought for Eorzea until the very end (and to those that tried but didn’t manage to). It’s been a honor playing with you all. We shall soon fight side by side again in a reborn Eorzea.
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