Update: We’ve now summarized the event after the intro; the liveblog itself can still be found in the comments. The original intro follows.
It’s time, folks! Time to learn about the second new job coming with Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker, along with new areas, most likely the release date and alliance raid, and more! It’s all the fun of the digital keynote happening tonight, and no matter what, you can have a front-row seat to what’s going on via digital streaming or by following along as we liveblog the event right here!
As with prior liveblogging events, the way this will work is simple: The liveblogging will take place in the comments down below (and you can feel free to chime in) while the main post will be updated with important information along the way. There will no doubt be a lot of it on this particular event, so get ready for a whole pile of new stuff as you read along, watch along, or both at the same time!
The next major player hub will be Old Sharlayan, while there were four areas shown off in some detail: Labyrinthon (an underground zone with an artificial sun), Garlemald, Thavnair, an unnamed flying area, and Mare Lamentorum (an area on the zone).
Players will also have the option of playing as male Viera! This was a big surprise for players. Female Hrothgar are also coming, but it will not be at 6.0 launch; the team just didn’t have enough time to do both simultaneously.
The release date has also been set for November 23rd, which is quite later than expected; Yoshida apologized for the delay in release and said that it was the product of several factors pushing the date later than usual. November 19th is when early access starts off.
Yoshida also announced that data centers would be added in the Oceania region.