Final Fantasy XIV is apparently getting a live-action television series

    
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Well, this is unexpected. It looks like Final Fantasy XIV is going to be coming to the small screen with the announcement of a new television series courtesy of Hivemind and Sony TV, a surprising announcement as this will make it the first live-action television show based off an MMO in… ever, basically. (No, Defiance was developed concurrently; it doesn’t count here.) Hivemind is the studio behind The Expanse and the upcoming The Witcher series, so it’s got some pedigree there.

The series itself is promising to be a new story based in the world rather than a direct adaptation of the game’s plot; considering the five years spent rebuilding after the Calamity, it seems that there is plenty of space to fill in even without having it be a contemporary story. We don’t yet have a director or any casting announced, so it’s likely going to be a while before this is more than this announcement, but… yeah, that’s a pretty big announcement to begin with.

Source: IGN
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Alyn
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rafael12104

Live action though? I would prefer CGI or animated. It fits that fantastic world.

Budget special effects will not do.

JonBuck
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JonBuck

Why, the budget for miqo’te ears and tails alone…

Ririrawr
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Ririrawr

yay, this should be awesome.
not my kinda game but definitely interested in watching (more of) this stuff

semugh
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semugh

good, I liked the XV movie.

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agemyth 😩

Maybe we can put the FF14 story to test in a format that doesn’t allow for all the problems inherent to anime that the game gets a free pass on.

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Wow. Just wow. This is incredible news. But I doubt it’s going to take place during that five years. Cid is supposed to be a character and he was missing during that time.

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Namtubb

I feel sorry for the actors’ necks, what with all the head nodding that’ll be expected of them if this adaptation is to be faithful.

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styopa

Need to find out where this is filming, so I can invest in local waxing establishments.

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JonBuck

*nods* mmmm hmmmm

Speaking of necks, the elezen characters might need some CG help. Plus, I wonder how they’ll handle the lalafells.

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Java Jawa

whaaaaaa…..huh….. awesome!