The next version update for Final Fantasy XI doesn’t bring the end, but it does bring the continuation of the end. The second chapter of the Rhapsodies of Vana’diel storyline will be implemented with the update, continuing the story that’s wrapping up more than a decade of history for the game. It’s so much story that the existing game can’t even contain it.
Yes, the new missions will include a new area, along with several of the eponymous rhapsodies with new effects and more cast members pulled from throughout the game’s history. The version update is slated to arrive in August, so if you want to catch up on the concluding storyline before it goes live, you’ve got a little time.