Final Fantasy XI announces its September update and continues its anniversary interviews

    
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It’s the start of September, and that means Final Fantasy XI fans know it’s just about time for the game’s next version update to arrive as usual. This means another installment in the ongoing Voracious Resurgence storyline, with this serving as the final installment in the Aht Urhgan portion of the tale. What will it involve? All we’re being told is “apkallus,” which doesn’t really answer the question very definitively. Aside from implying the involvement of birds, at least.

The patch also contains the usual new Ambuscade content and the addition of some new items, so players will both have things to do and have rewards to earn along the way. Meanwhile, the game’s anniversary site of We Are Vana’diel has posted a new interview in which producer Akihiko Matsui talks with the producer of Nobunaga’s Ambition Online about the challenges of making an MMO work on the PlayStation 2 and the design difficulties faced in creating the game.

Source: Official Site (1, 2)
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CasualSlacks

Played the game at US launch on PS2. Of course, my tiny guild collapsed on the the way from EQOA so I was just wandering around for a couple months “linkshell”-less before I gave up. It’s amazing to see the game’s still around though I can’t imagine how frustrating it would feel to play it post everything else in 2021.

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BigDaddy1978x

It’s a shame it started on consoles and ended up a PC game…I get the limitations of PS2 but it was ported to XB360 where they didn’t need to cut the cord.Just poor business decisions,it’s a miracle it’s still going but I’m betting next year it’s the last.

Cepiel
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Cepiel

They announced that will be doing something big for the 20th anniversary of the game which is next year. FF11 wont be shutting down yet, especially since it still brings them revenue

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Vanquesse V

I don’t think 11 will be shut down anytime soon. It’s a mainline FF game and say what you will about square enix, but they care about those games. Even if the game doesn’t make them any profits I think they’ll still run it for preservation purposes.
Besides the game is old enough that it doesn’t take much resources to run server wise

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moe_jax

FFXI will probably get a remake or a console announcement for the 20th anniversary next year. Its not going any where anytime soon and for good reason. Its still a fantastic MMORPG.