Final Fantasy XIV Game's Companion App Launches for iOS, Android
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The official website for the Final Fantasy XIV game revealed on Wednesday that the game's Companion app has launched for iOS and Android. The app's free version is available now, and the premium service plan is slated to launch for US$5.00 per month soon. The app was originally slated for release in late July.
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."
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 the in-game currency Mog 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.
If players' Final Fantasy XIV accounts expire, chat and other features in the app will remain available for up to 30 days. After the 30-day period, players will no longer have access to any features in the app.
Square Enix launched the "Under the Moonlight" patch (patch 4.3) on May 21. The patch includes 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.