Arguably still one of the best MMORPGs of today, Square Enix’s Final Fantasy 14 has consistently produced unique in-game content and new expansions, much to its players’ delight. With the developers working hard to stay committed to their promise of announcing more Final Fantasy news this year, Square Enix has unsuspectingly disclosed a worldwide schedule for a Final Fantasy 14 reveal showcase.
Most Final Fantasy 14 players have been preoccupied with the recent Shadowbringers 5.4 update, with the new content being launched just last December 2020. However, with rumors of Square Enix trademarking a new game that coincidentally appears to be related to the Final Fantasy 14 expansion naming trend, speculations have spread online, and players are eager to hear official announcements to finally stop all the theories and guesses. And, it looks like the development team might have decided it was about time to put these speculations to rest, by hosting an online showcase.
Shared on all of the game’s social media accounts, and on the official Lodestone website, Square Enix confirmed that they will be holding a Final Fantasy 14 Announcement Showcase. The event will occur simultaneously across various time zones, on February 5, 2021, at 5:30 PM PST. Fans and players alike can watch the showcase live online through the game’s official channels including Twitch, YouTube, and Niconico Live – Japan’s famous streaming service.
The developers appear incredibly tight-lipped about the upcoming event, as the announcement gave little detail on what players should anticipate when they watch the livestream. With other games like Capcom’s Monster Hunter Rise recently utilizing live online events to bring huge reveals and good news, it is very probable that the Final Fantasy 14 development team is waiting to dump a big amount of highly awaited updates onto its player base.
📅 Feb. 5 at 5:30 p.m. (PST) / Feb. 6 at 1:30 (GMT)
Be sure to tune in for some exciting details! 🤩 pic.twitter.com/HYA6M35etH
— FINAL FANTASY XIV (@FF_XIV_EN) January 20, 2021
The game’s official posts have also mentioned that the livestream will be translated live, from Japanese to English. This encourages players to theorize that the showcase will provide more than the average developer updates, and may provide interesting information like a new expansion, new content update, or a new character job or class.
However, until the online showcase actually happens next month, Final Fantasy 14 fans will have to wait and be contented with the bits of information they currently have. And with only a few weeks left until the event, fans won’t have to wait that long before their questions about the future of the game are finally answered.