If there’s one thing to say about this year’s E3, is that Square Enix really pushed Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. I don’t remember many MMORPGs getting such a solid showing in Los Angeles even during prior years.
Besides the Letter from the Producer Live broadcasted earlier we also get two more videos and a new batch of screenshots and artwork portraying the arcanist, summoner and scholar class/jobs, that you can enjoy in the gallery at the bottom of this post.
The first video is a rather spectacular (especially towards the end) developer diary with Director and Producer Naoki Yoshida and Community Manager Toshio Murouchi that explains how F.A.T.E. (Full Active Time Events) work. It also gives a glimpse on some of the more elaborate ones and on the level sync feature.
The second has actually been published by Sony, and is a Q&A with Community Manager Matt Hilton. You can see it as part of the second clip below between 10:00 and 18:23. It includes some footage of a fighting chocobo buddy in full barding, Titan and Behemoth.
In the meanwhile, phase 3 of the beta will start in less than five hours. Of course you can expect full coverage from yours truly, and a full blown hands-on preview down the line. If you have ever played Final Fantasy XIV before, you may want to check your mailbox, because there’ll be your own beta invitation right there.