If you’d think that developers are in a bit of a turkey coma today after the feasting yesterday, you’d be right.
Yet international studios are still hard at work, relatively (and perhaps thankfully) blissfully unaware of what turkey farts smell like. With this in mind, Square Enix have found today as fitting as any to reveal a trailer for Final Fantasy XIV upcoming patch 5.4 titled Futures Rewritten.
We’ve talked at length already regarding what we can readily expect, as gleaned from SE’s own website featuring the patch as a furthering of content within Shadowbringers expansion, but the trailer gives us just a bit more to view and expect as the release date marches ever closer, with a solid release date of December 8, 2020.
Worth noting that this gives you roughly a week and a half to finish the current Yo-Kai FATE content.
Fandaniel is going to be the villain of this upcoming patch (bonus points in battles to say, ‘Damn, Fandaniel’) with a new primal boss that is sure to promise heaps of party wipes, with the Scions of the Seventh Dawn once again arriving to suss out whatever cluster of world-ending degree has arisen this time.
The Eden’s Promise raid that we’ve all desperately been searching for to gain a bit of the upper hand, and the Final Fantasy XIV DIscord server has offered some screenshots of the fourth boss designed by Tetsuya Nomura; a mainstay of Square Enix back when they were known only as Square, who’s had a hand in almost everything from Final Fantasy XV to Final Fantasy VII Remake, with more than dabbling in the Kingdom Hearts franchise over the years.
We’re talking about pedigree and competence, resulting in a brand-new boss fight and chapter of the raid that will help distinguish those that want to from those that can. If that doesn’t whet your appetite for some December raiding and dungeon-crawling, then nothing will.
Of equal note is that Blue Mages, Final Fantasy 14‘s first limited class, is going to get their level cap raised up to level 70. It’s worth noting that Blue Mage is likely never going to have their limits removed, as they would simply overpower content with the frankly fascinating spell system.
The lack of being able to dive into most dungeons and PvP shouldn’t readily deter you; it’s a brilliant class that shows that Square Enix isn’t too concerned about bucking trends to bring a bit of interesting content.
Final Fantasy 14 is continuing to evolve into a brilliant MMO with every patch, and with the free trial extending to the end of Heavensward now, there isn’t much reason to at least not offer it a fair shake.