Square Enix has finally released the PlayStation 5 version of Final Fantasy XIV.
The producer and director of the popular MMORPG, Naoki Yoshida, showed sixteen minutes of footage of the new generation version in the latest stream Letter from the Producer, as explained in Gematsu. You can see them below, starting at an hour and nineteen minutes:
According to Square Enix, this version for PlayStation 5 has support for 4K graphics, frame-rate improvements, faster load times, 3D surround sound, haptic vibration with the Dual Sense, and new trophies.
Users with the PlayStation 4 version will be able to upgrade to the PlayStation 5 “Upgrade Edition” for free when the Open Beta begins, scheduled for April 13, along with the release of patch 5.5, Death Unto Dawn. There will also be a free trial of the PS5 version, which can be purchased after the open beta ends.
Regarding patch 5.5, it is divided into two parts and will define the path to the fourth expansion, Endwalker.
The first part will be published on April 13 and include the third chapter of YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse, the Nier-inspired raid designed by Yosuke Saito and Yoko Taro. You can see his trailer below:
Square Enix, which claims already to have twenty-two million registered users in Final Fantasy 14, will hold an online keynote on May 15. New information about Endwalker will be presented.