'Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood' release date news: New location called Ala Mhigo shown; release date still uncertain

(Final Fantasy XIV official website)The characters of "Final Fantasy XIV."

"Final Fantasy XIV" is about to unfold its upcoming downloadable content (DLC), "Stormblood." This has already been revealed by the game director and producer, Naoki Yoshida.

It was during the opening presentation of "Final Fantasy XIV" in Las Vegas, Nevada, when Yoshida confirmed the anticipated DLC. There is no release date confirmed yet, but fans expect that it will arrive in the summer of next year.

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"Stormblood" takes the players in the time of "Final Fantasy XIV" version 4.0, but several changes will be applied. Players travel to a place called Ala Mhigo, wherein avid players associate with the city-state and past storyline of "Final Fantasy XIV."

According to Inquisitr, perhaps one of the most vigorous changes in the gameplay is the revamp of the battle system, particularly with how the skills are categorized and grouped. Yoshida stated that multiple new jobs will be added, but the specifics will be revealed soon.

Furthermore, the people behind the team are reportedly considering the players' preferences and said to be on a par with "Heavensward." Aside from the speculated dungeons and raids, there will be an alleged residential area.

New additions also excite the fans especially the "Final-Fantasy-inspired" Summons called Primals. The level has also been increased to 70, aside from the expansion drops that the players have been requesting for ever since.

Players who already own "Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn" and "Heavensward" on PC, PlayStation 3 (PS3) and PlayStation 4 (PS4) should be enjoying the cross-play experiences that carry all three platforms, However, since there are announced changes for "Stormblood," there will be a few adjustments to be done.

For instance, PC players would need to check out the game's minimum requirements as they have been increased. In fact, a 64-bit OS is now recommended.

For console players, PS3 players would have to wait for their own version of "Stormblood."

More details of the DLC is expected at the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival event in Tokyo on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Those residing in Europe, their own Fan Festival event will be on Feb. 18 and 19 in Frankfurt, Germany.

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