GC 2012: New Final Fantasy XIV Screenshots and Artwork Showcase a New Eorzea

on August 15, 2012 6:50 AM

We were expecting new assets of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn from Gamescom, and Square Enix delivered, releasing today a juicy batch of new screenshots and artwork of the resurrected version of their MMORPG.

The screenshots definitely look impressive, showcasing a much richer world and a way less intrusive and console-like UI than the one we’re used to. The artwork give us a nice glimpse on the new Elzen, Lalafell and Roegadyn, including the female version of the big buff race, that looks definitely on the sexy side.

As I said in the latest episode of the DualCast, I have very high hopes for the rebirth of Eorzea. The MMORPG market needs a positive story to stand out between all the doom and gloom, and there would be no story I’d like more to tell than a game that launched badly and managed to achieve success against all odds through the labor of a great development team. I always felt that, if there’s one team that deserves to play the main role in such a story, it’d be the one led by Naoki Yoshida.

Call me a dreamer, or a hopeless optimist, but a man can hope.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.