Players on the consoles should also be happy that the digital pre-order option is now available through the PlayStation Store, so you can go the “no physical media” route there as well. The development team has also posted a new lore entry on the main site, but it’s just news that players watching the expansion site saw about a month ago.
Final Fantasy XIV on Steam, the wait for Heavensward has been a bit difficult, as there’s been no clear method for pre-ordering the expansion. Players were told that a separate expansion purchase could not be applied to a Steam client, which meant waiting until the expansion was available on the client. The good news is that players can now pre-order on Steam, getting both the pre-order code for Early Access and the full code for when the expansion goes live.