Today, during the latest “Letter from the Producer Live” Final Fantasy XIV broadcast Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida and Global Community Producer Toshio Murouchi revealed update 4.3 and the brand new Final Fantasy XIV Companion app for iOS and Android.
First of all, the patch will be titled “Under the Moonlight” and will be released in late May 2018. As you may imagine, Yotsuyu will be heavily featured in the new main scenario quest chapter, of which you can see two screenshots below.
A new side quest for The Four Lords series will also be added. Hildibrand will also get his own new chapter.
A new Beast Tribe will also be added, and it’ll be the Namazu. This time around, the quest will be focused on gatherers and crafters. Of course, we’ll get a mount but its appearance is still a secret. A new Doman Reconstruction chain will also be added.
The single new instanced dungeon will be named “The Swallow’s Compass” and you can check out a couple of screenshots below. New trials will also be added (normal and extreme), but they’re still a secret.
A new alliance raid will continue the Return to Ivalice saga inspired by Final Fantasy XII and written by Yasumi Matsuno. It’s titled “The Ridorana Lighthouse“.
A new Deep Dungeon will be titled “Heaven-on-High“, and it’ll be based in the Genga-like tower in the Ruby Sea. It’ll require level 60 and it’ll have a hundred floors. Solo players or a party of up to four will be able to enter, but floors 31 and up are designed primarily for hardcore parties that want a high-end challenge.
A new area of The Forbidden Land, Eureka will be added, and it’ll be the “Pagos Expedition“. This will actually come in update 4.35. New content that connects Anemos to Pagos will be implemented in patch 4.3.
A new ultimate challenge will be added, titled “The Minstrel’s Ballad: The Weapon’s Refrain (Ultimate)”.
Further tweak and additions will include job adjustments for Dark Knight, Samurai, and Astrologian, various updates to PvP including daily rotations for frontlines, an update to the glamor system (that will let you reclaim items turned into glamors and more), more new animations and new sounds for the Performance Action, a guestbook for housing, cross-server linkshells of up to 64 members, a new Custom Deliveries client, and the addition of Alexander to the Daily Roulette: Raids.
Even bigger news is perhaps the brand new companion app for iOS and Android titled Final Fantasy XIV Companion. You can see it in action in the video below. Apparently, the “Final Fantasy XIV GO” April Fool had a foundation in reality
The app will be downloadable for free on iTunes and Google Play. You’ll be able to login with your Square Enix account and choose a main character to use with the app who will be selected automatically when you launch it again. If you use the app you’ll get an additional Aetherite favored destination.
There will be a premium plan for about $5 (500 yen) a month, but most services will be part of the free plan.
The char and scheduler will be free, allowing players to communicate with others in the game. The schedule will let you plan events, send invites, and configure notifications. Inventory management including armory chest and inventory itself will be free. Inventory management for saddlebags and retainers will be premium.
The free plan also includes the use of the market board, while premium users will have their saddlebags capacity doubled and will be able to hire an additional retainer at no additional cost.
There will be login bonuses granting a “Kupo Nut” every day, two for premium users. Giving a kupo nut to a moogle will have them purchase an item on the market board. An in-app currency named Moogle Coins will also be implemented, letting players put items for sale, revise market listings, and purchase items on the market board.
No release window was provided for the add just yet, and Yoshida-san encouraged players to wait a little bit longer as there is still debugging to be done (especially focused on the Android version).
We also got to see renders of the winning entry of the gear design contest for various jobs, and a new glamor dress that looks super-cute. Speaking of glamors, recently Square Enix revealed bunny outfits for boys coming soon.
Incidentally, we also hear that Square Enix is looking for new developers, as they’re planning to further expand the game.
The game is currently available for PS4 and PC, and you cangrab a copy of the game you can do so on Amazon.
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