Final Fantasy XIV Game's 'Shadowbringers' Expansion Videos Streamed

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
MMORPG surpasses 16 million registered users worldwide

Square Enix began streaming a benchmark trailer and job actions video for the Shadowbringers" expansion for the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn MMORPG on Friday.

Square Enix also announced on Friday that Final Fantasy XIV Online has surpassed 16 million registered users worldwide. The game had reached 14 million registered accounts worldwide, including free-trial accounts, as of last August.

The expansion will launch on July 2. The expansion will feature the new "Gunbreaker" job, the new "Viera" race, and the new areas "Il Mheg" and "The Rak'tika Greatwood."

A collector's edition of the expansion will include an art box, a figure, an art book, a logo sticker, playing cards, and three in-game items. Those who pre-order the expansion will receive two in-game items and early access to play the expansion starting on June 28.

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.

The Final Fantasy XIV Dad of Light live-action television miniseries debuted on Netflix in the United States in September 2017. The original source material is also inspiring a live-action film remake with a new cast that will open on June 21.

Sources: Press release, Final Fantasy XIV's YouTube channel

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