Square Enix has announced the release dates of the next Final Fantasy XIV update and the launch of new servers.
Today Square Enix hosted the 73rd Final Fantasy XIV Letter From the Producer live stream.
As usual, producer and director Naoki Yoshida and global community producer Toshio Murouchi provided details on the upcoming updates.
First of all, we learn that the 6.25 update will be released on Tuesday, October 18th.
We also hear that some job tweaks will come in the 6.25 update, but more will come later in 6.28. More changes to actions will come in version 6.3.
The popularity of PvP has increased thanks to the introduction of Crystalline Conflict, and some job changes specifically dedicated to PvP will be made in 6.28.
Speaking of Island Sanctuary, Square Enix has heard that players would like to customize their islands more, but that’s a big challenge. The development team is considering implementing a system that will allow players to decorate their islands with outdoor housing items, but they don’t know when they will be able to make it happen.
Update 6.25 will include Somehow Further Hildibrand Adventures, Weapon Enhancement Quests – Manderville Weapons, Tribal Quests – Omicrons, Variant Dungeons and Criterion Dungeons.
We can see screenshots of the Omicron area and “spy” charm gear that you can earn in the new patch.
We’re also hearing about the North American Data Center expansion, which will take place on Tuesday, November 1st.
The new logical data center will be named Dynamis and four new worlds will be named Halicarnassus, Maduin, Marilith and Seraph.
The housing lottery on the new servers will start on November 5th.
Although there is a possibility that the process will require 24-hour maintenance, the team is not yet positive about it.
Incidentally, during the live stream, we also heard that the third volume of the Eorzea Encyclopedia is almost done in Japanese, while the English localization will need more work. Square Enix plans to release them simultaneously. Printing for all countries will be done in Japan as the quality is higher.
Interestingly, a “reworked” sidequest series written by senior story designer Natsuko Ishikawa has been tested for update 6.3.
Final Fantasy XIV is currently available for PlayStation 4, PS5 and PC. The Endwalker expansion was released almost a year ago and you can read our review.
You can also read more about the changes planned for the long term, including a refresh of the graphics. Earlier today, we learned that the game has surpassed 27 million registered players.