Proizvođač/izdavač: Square Enix
Platforme: PS4, PS3, PC
Datum izlaska: 27.8.2013. (PS3, PC), 14.4.2014. (PS4)
- druga verzija originalnog Final Fantasyja XIV koji je dobio slabe kritike; A Realm Reborn donosi novu priču, novi engine, poboljšani gameplay i sučelje
- priča igre je smještena u svijet Eorzea, pet godina nakon događaja iz izvorne verzije
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is a MMORPG and features a persistent world in which players can interact with each other and the environment. Players create and customize their characters for use in the game, including name, race, gender, facial features, and starting class. Unlike in the original release, players may only choose to be a Disciple of War or Magic as a starting class—Disciples of the Hand and Land are initially unavailable. Players must also select a game world for characters to exist on. While servers are not explicitly delineated by language, data centers have been placed in the supported regions (i.e., North America, Europe, Japan) to improve the communication latency between the server and the client computer and players are recommended to choose a server in their region. Regardless of server or language, the game features a large library of automatically translated game terms and general phrases which allow players who speak different languages to communicate.
The user interface and game controls are different between PC and home console versions. PC players have the option of using any combination of a keyboard, mouse, and controller to play, and the system is navigated via point and click windows. PlayStation 3 players may use a controller by itself, or a controller and keyboard combination; PlayStation 4 users may also connect an external mouse via USB. Navigation on the PlayStation versions of Final Fantasy XIV is accomplished via an XrossMediaBar-like interface, called "Cross Hot Bar", due to PlayStation users' familiarity with the set-up. This bar is used to access all menus, maps, logs, and configuration options. The head-up display for both versions includes a message log, party status menu, mini-map, and action bar. The player may customize location of all of these elements.
The action bar and battle command input method differs slightly between the PC and PlayStation versions. The PC version supports both point and click and number pad selection of commands or macros from the action bar. Macro commands are customizable sequences of actions that allow players to execute complex maneuvers with precise timing. The Cross Hot Bar on the PlayStation versions instead maps the action bar and macros to shortcuts located in four horizontally arranged icon sets in the lower part of the screen. These are the grouped and accessed through a combination of the L2 and the R2 buttons and the directional pad or the face buttons. Using each shoulder button to cycle through the cross sets, players have quick access to commands. This interface is also available to PC players who use controllers.
- prva ekspanzija za FFXIV: A Realm Reborn pod naslovom Heavensward dolazi 23.6.2015.
The expansion will increase the level cap to 60 for all disciplines. A new playable race, the draconic Au Ra, and multiple new jobs will be introduced to the game. One new class has been announced for each of the three roles: the Dark Knight for Tank, the Astrologian for Healer, and the Machinist for ranged damage. All new Primals will appear in the game, including at least one Primal created just for Final Fantasy XIV - the first of these being Ravana. New dungeons and new raids will appear. A new feature will allow Free Companies to create their own personal airships. In at least some expansion zones, players will be able to use flying mounts, including black chocobos, personal-scale airships, the collector's edition griffon and a dragon who is important to the story of Heavensward.