News Final Fantasy XIV Game Gets Companion App
posted on 2018-04-15 05:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Square Enix announced on Saturday during its "Final Fantasy XIV Letter from the Producer" livestream event that it will release a companion app for the Final Fantasy XIV game. The app will be available for iOS and Android.
After launching the app, players enter their Square Enix account information, and designate a character to use for the app. Those who use the app will be able to "register an additional favored destination aetheryte."
The app will have both a free plan that all Final Fantasy XIV players are eligible for, and a premium plan that offers additional features.
Both versions of the app will allow players to sync their friends list and communicate with others through the app. The app will also allow players to use the scheduler to plan events among other uses. The free version also allows players to sort inventory, access the market board, put items up for sale, or purchase items. The app will also feature a login bonus of a kupo nut every day, and will also have its own in-game currency: Moogle Coins.
The paid premium version doubles the saddlebag capacity and allows players to hire an additional retainer. Those with the premium plan will also receive an additional kupo nut every day, and will be able to hold more kupo nuts.
Square Enix also detailed its upcoming "Under the Moonlight" patch (patch 4.3), which will launch in late May. The patch will include a new Beast Tribe Quest, a new sidequest, a new instanced dungeon, new trials, a new alliance raid, a new deep dungeon, a second installment of the Ultimate series, new extreme difficulty content, job adjustments, PvP updates, and housing updates.
Square Enix released Final Fantasy XIV Online for personal computers in September 2010. After criticism from fans, the company revealed an updated version of the game titled Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn that added a new world and story. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn launched on Windows PC and PS3 in August 2013, and then on PS4 in April 2014. Square Enix released the first expansion for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, titled Heavensward, in June 2015. The second expansion, Stormblood, launched in June 2017.