Final Fantasy XIV Game Announces New 'Shadowbringers' Expansion, Patch 4.5 with Blue Mage Job
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Square Enix announced at the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival event in Las Vegas on Friday that the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn MMORPG is getting a third expansion titled Stormbringers that will launch in early summer 2019.
The expansion will include multiple new jobs, a new playable race, battle system maintenance, new high-end raids, new areas, new gear, new recipes, and a new game+ mode to replay old content. With the release of the new expansion, Square Enix will end support for 32-bit Windows. Square Enix also announced plans to add a new data center in both North America and Europe.
Square Enix also revealed that the game will add Blue Mage as a job with the upcoming Patch 4.5. Square Enix will reveal more details on Saturday about when 4.5 will release.
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. The game's companion app for iOS and Android launched in August.
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.
Square Enix announced in August that the game has 14 million registered accounts worldwide, including free-trial accounts.