Square Enix is steadily pumping new content in to the world of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. In patch 2.4, the absurdly gorgeous MMO will be adding a new class/job combo with Rogue and Ninja, as revealed in the video below.
Rogue is a new starting class that will work similarly to rogues in other RPG’s. They will focus on dual-wielding, speed, stealth, evasion and applying poisons to their weapons. Rogues will become Ninja as their job role, taking combat to a new level by complimenting their fast playstyle with various magical elements. In the trailer, you’ll see that the Ninja is able to add lightning elements to their weapon attacks, as well as using a blizzard-based spell during combat. Whether or not the Ninja’s ability to “blink tank” from Final Fantasy XI will return in XIV has yet to be confirmed, but would certainly help the overall lack of tanks in the game.
There has also been some talk about the MMO eventually porting over to the Xbox One. Square Enix‘s producer and director Naoki Yoshida describes himself as “a big Xbox player“, and would like to bring the game to the Xbox One, but that fate lies in the hands of Microsoft. In order for Final Fantasy XIV to work on Xbox One, Microsoft would have to be willing to let their player base mingle with PC and Playstation owners as well, as the MMO does not split realms between the owner’s format of choice. Each available realm is inhabited by PC, PS3 and PS4 players alike, and if Microsoft is willing to allow that, Square Enix “really wants” to bring FFXIV to Xbox owners.
Would you be interested in Final Fantasy XIV on the Xbox One? I’ve played a good amount of the PS3 and PS4 versions and can attest to their quality transition on to the home console. In my opinion, it’s currently the best MMO on the market next to World of Warcraft, and if Square Enix does end up bringing the MMO to the Xbox One, that could only be bad news for Elder Scrolls Online as the quality comparison is night and day right now.
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