Final Fantasy XIV for PS3 Delayed [12/10]

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White Mage
Apr 4, 2010
The PlayStation 3 version of Final Fantasy XIV, the long-running RPG series second MMO outing, has been delayed as the PC trial period is extended.

"We deeply regret that the game has yet to achieve the level of enjoyability that Final Fantasy fans have come to expect from the franchise," said Square President and CEO Yoichi Wada as he made several frank admissions on Final Fantasy XIV's official site.

Final Fantasy XIV launched on the PC earlier this year to mediocre reviews, with performance and interface issues blighting the game.

Wada announced that the Final Fantasy XIV team is being restructured as Square looks to renew the game, which in turn will affect the PlayStation 3 release.

"It is not our wish to release a simple conversion of the Windows version in its current state, but rather an update that includes all the improvements we have planned," said Wada, "For that reason, we have made the difficult decision to delay the release of the PlayStation 3 version beyond the originally announced date of March 2011."

The Final Fantasy XIV team is being "restructured" eh? I wonder how long they'll keep delaying it beyond March. It would be hilarious if it gets a 2012 release.
I was gonna buy FFXIV for PS3. I guess I can wait a bit longer for the PS3 release but I hope it won't be in 2012. If they can upgrade the game to the point that everything will be fixed and improved, I don't mind the delay.
Seeing as this is more of a news thread than a discussion thread on FFXIV, I've shifted it over to the News Section. ^^

Wada said:
"We deeply regret that the game has yet to achieve the level of enjoyability that Final Fantasy fans have come to expect from the franchise"

Good. Now we finally realise the big picture then? I welcome this delay actually even though I will most likely never touch this game because SE needs all the time they need to introduce some much-needed improvements, especially for the PS3 launch which is where I predict the game will have stronger sales on. Better a delayed and a better game than a rushed, incomplete mess anyday and it isn't like FFXIV is very highly anticipated nowadays anyway. :neomon:
You know what I'll probably buy this if its F2P...if they decide to make it F2P that would be funky :lew:..I aint paying for this...I wanted to so badly..but now... :(

Its like one blow after the other..that sucks....Im so sad...SadFace..
I'm not particularly concerned with the delay because after the PC release I have absolutely zero interest anymore in the game. There was simply too much wrong with it asides from the technical issues, fair enough they could introduce expansions and such like but if it's not an enjoyable game, then it's not an enjoyable game. Neither are the reviews particularly great in regards to FFXIV.
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