A load of new screenshots for Final Fantasy 14 A Realm Reborn have been released by Square Enix.
This is of course a pretty big redesign of the FF14 MMO, which was considered to be one of Square Enix’s biggest failures in recent years. It has been in closed beta since February, but should see an official release Q2 2013.
These screens certainly look like a pretty decent improvement, and I would hope that the gameplay has been significantly improved as well. The original Final Fantasy 14 MMORPG was heavily flawed and was released in what felt like an unfinished state on launch. It took some time for these issues and bugs to be fixed but by then, the damage had been done and the game had been left to gather dust.
WoW is no longer the genre owning, monolith that it once was, but the MMO market is more competitive than ever. With games like Guild Wars 2 and Defiance on the field, the MMORPG genre is showing new ideas and innovation for the first time in a long time. So can Final Fantasy 14 A Realm Reborn stand up in this age where WoW no longer dominates? We shall see.
You can view the images in the video below.