On September 30, 2010 Final Fantasy XIV was launched worldwide on the PC. However, the release was burdened by an unprepared and incomplete product. In order to fix the mistakes of the original product, much of the content was changed with additional new content added. The improvement originally just titled as Version 2.0 was officially renamed Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. The relaunch already is getting much better reviews and includes a completely new graphic engine, better server infrastructure, interface, redesigned maps, and more gameplay options.
The final revision of the game was pushed out on November 1, 2012. After a final in-game battle, the servers were finally closed down on November 11, 2010.
The history of Eorzea has been marked by a cycle of prosperous "Astral" and disastrous "Umbral" eras. Now the land stands poised to enter another age of decline, a period known as the Seventh Umbral Era. On the eastern border, the Garlean Empire masses its troops for invasion, while the native beastmen tribes summon their deities... More