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Square Enix Admits Final Fantasy XIV Damaged Brand 234

Posted by Soulskill
from the all-downhill-since-tellah-died dept.
_xeno_ writes "It's taken a year since Final Fantasy XIV launched to what can at best be called unfavorable reviews, but Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada is finally willing to admit that the (still subscription-free) MMO 'greatly damaged' the entire Final Fantasy brand. Despite this damage, Wada said Square Enix will continue to work on 'reviving' the game, with an upcoming patch promising to finally introduce such series staples as chocobos and airships. Even so, there's still no word on the PS3 release, which was delayed until the game was 'fixed,' nor is there any sign that Square Enix feels the game will be worth a subscription fee any time soon."
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Square Enix Admits Final Fantasy XIV Damaged Brand

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  • by Z34107 (925136) on Tuesday September 27, 2011 @10:00PM (#37534924)

    Rumor had it that they outsourced development to China. Chocobos were, for a while, horsebirds [], but this was later corrected to "chocopo" []. (Ads on the linked site NSFW).

    Better yet, the collector's edition included a tumbler [] which could be "damaged" by "items including salt and solid materials, carbonated beverages, milk or other dairy beverages, fruit juices, etc." Not sure how that made it through QC.

    Then again, Sankaku Complex just really doesn't like China, so it's possible Squeenix just dun goofed. Perhaps after (more than) 14 final fantasies, this [] was their game design. Anyone who knew for sure what happened met seppuku.

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