Square Enix is alweer een hele lange tijd bezig met het nieuwe deel in de zeer succesvolle franchise Final Fantasy. Na eerdere toezeggingen naar ons toe dat Final Fantasy XIV uitkomt, kunnen wij deze nog steeds niet op de PlayStation 3 spelen. Ondanks alles konden wij uiterlijk 4 maart 2011 aan de slag gaan met deze game, konden.

Konden ja, nogmaals konden, want de game is weer uitgesteld. Want de President en CEO van Square Enix Yoichi Wada heeft vandaag op de officiële website van Final Fantasy XIV laten weten dat de game weer is uitgesteld. FFXIV haalt de release voor de PlayStation 3 ook maart 2011 niet en we kunnen ervan uitgaan dat deze dan waarschijnlijk eind 2011 in de winkels ligt.

Thank you for your continued interest in and support of FINAL FANTASY XIV.

While more than two months have passed since the official launch of FINAL FANTASY XIV service, we deeply regret that the game has yet to achieve the level of enjoyability that FINAL FANTASY fans have come to expect from the franchise, and for this we offer our sincerest of apologies.

After thorough deliberation on how to meet those expectations, it was decided that the most viable step was to approach improvements under new leadership and with a restructured team.

To realize this vision, and in doing so, provide our customers with a better game experience, we have assembled our company’s top talent and resources. Taking over the role of producer and director is Naoki Yoshida, a passionate individual for whom customer satisfaction has always taken top priority. Not only is he one of our Group’s most accomplished and experienced members, Naoki Yoshida is also a charismatic leader possessing the skill to bring together and effectively helm a team which encompasses a wide range of responsibilities. We also welcome several new leaders handpicked from other projects to work with the existing talent on FINAL FANTASY XIV.

We realize time is of the essence and are fully determined to provide our customers with quality service. It is because of this that we ask our customers to be patient until we are able to confidently present them with a concrete plan outlining FINAL FANTASY XIV’s new direction. The free trial period will be extended until that time.

Regarding the PlayStation 3, it is not our wish to release a simple conversion of the Windows version in its current state, but rather an update that includes all the improvements we have planned. For that reason, we have made the difficult decision to delay the release of the PlayStation 3 version beyond the originally announced date of March 2011.

The FINAL FANTASY XIV team is working hard to bring our customers an unparalleled adventure, and we ask for your continued understanding and support as we march ever diligently towards that goal.

President and CEO, Yoichi Wada