Those who play MMORPGs regularly know that — while they’re worlds that exist only inside a server — they’re still wonderful places to make memories with friends.
This is exactly what the new Final Fantasy XIV trailer from the Japanese branch of Square Enix celebrates, putting side-by-side the memories made by the protagonists during their youth, with a pitched battle against Titan in the game.
It’s a rather emotional trailer, that will potentially make players think about the memories they made themselves in Final Fantasy XIV or outside. I can certainly feel a connection with the message, considering that I have played Square Enix’s MMORPG since the beta of the very first version, seven years ago. If we’re talking about memories, Final Fantasy XIV probably holds more than every other game I ever played.
This trailer comes right on the day of release of Final Fantasy XIV‘s new expansion, Stormblood. While I won’t spoil my upcoming review, I can definitely say that it already created new memories I’ll cherish, at least story-wise.
You can check it out below, and if you want to see more, you can watch Stormblood‘s launch trailer, listen to the beautiful theme song for the expansion, “Revolutions,” and download the benchmark to test out your PC. Last, but certainly not least, you can read our hands-on preview of the expansion, our interview with Director and Producer Naoki Yoshida, our recap of the latest Letter from the Producer Live, and our guide to unlock the aether currents that will let you fly in every area.