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Final Fantasy XIV Online sales finally resume this month

Final Fantasy XIV Online sales finally resume this month

Back in December, Final Fantasy XIV Online's latest expansion, Endwalker, was released. In the hours, days, and weeks following that launch, Final Fantasy XIV's servers were crushed by a flood of players trying to log in and play. With many players facing hours-long queues to even just get into the game, Square Enix made a wild decision: it temporarily paused Final Fantasy XIV sales to prevent even more new players from further crippling the servers. Fast forward about a month later, and we finally have a date for when Final Fantasy XIV sales will open up again.

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Final Fantasy XVI hit with a big delay, but a new reveal is on the way

Final Fantasy XVI hit with a big delay, but a new reveal is on the way

Perhaps one of the most exciting upcoming games for PlayStation 5 is Final Fantasy XVI. Unfortunately, we haven't seen a whole lot from the game yet, and it looks like it'll be a while until we see more because today Square Enix announced a delay for the game. It's a fairly significant one, too, as Final Fantasy XVI producer Naoki Yoshida says that the COVID-19 pandemic has "delayed the game's development by almost a half year."

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Final Fantasy VI Pixel Remaster delayed, with bonus for those who wait

Final Fantasy VI Pixel Remaster delayed, with bonus for those who wait

Earlier this year, Square Enix announced the Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters on a rather tight release timeline. The company initially planned to have them all out within 2021, but with just a couple of weeks left in the year and no sign of Final Fantasy VI - the final Pixel Remaster of the bunch - we were starting to wonder if the game would make it out in time. We can stop wondering because Square Enix has confirmed that Final Fantasy VI has been delayed.

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PlayStation Plus users get a big surprise: Final Fantasy VII Remake’s PS5 upgrade

PlayStation Plus users get a big surprise: Final Fantasy VII Remake’s PS5 upgrade

If you own a copy of Final Fantasy VII Remake through PlayStation Plus, we've got some good news for you today. Square Enix has announced that PlayStation Plus copies of Final Fantasy VII Remake will soon be eligible for the update to the PlayStation 5 version of the game. Since those users thought they wouldn't have the opportunity to upgrade, this will likely be a pleasant surprise indeed.

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Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade PC release has one big catch

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade PC release has one big catch

The Game Awards brought a big announcement that Final Fantasy fans have been waiting a long time for: Square Enix's Final Fantasy 7 Remake is finally coming to other platforms. Specifically, Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade - an enhanced PS5 re-release of the original remake - will be coming to PC later this month. Sadly, there's a rather big catch with this PC release.

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Tomb Raider heads to Switch next year with two Lara Croft ports

Tomb Raider heads to Switch next year with two Lara Croft ports

The Tomb Raider franchise turns 25 years old this month, and Square Enix just made a bunch of announcements in celebration of that milestone. Arguably the biggest announcements of the day are for the Nintendo Switch, which is getting two Tomb Raider games next year. In addition, Square Enix also announced plans to give away Rise of the Tomb Raider on PC through Prime Gaming, though that promotion won't kick-off for a few more days.

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Final Fantasy V gameplay makes it the most exciting Pixel Remaster for me yet

Final Fantasy V gameplay makes it the most exciting Pixel Remaster for me yet

Yesterday, Square Enix announced the release date for the Final Fantasy V Pixel Remaster. While we didn't get a trailer showing off the game or its gameplay to go along with this announcement, Final Fantasy V is a known quantity by now, and we know what to expect. Even though the original SNES game never made it Stateside, Final Fantasy V eventually came to the US thanks to remakes and compilations on other platforms. With Final Fantasy VI's Pixel Remaster still some time off, Final Fantasy V might be the most exciting re-release to date, thanks in large part to its gameplay.

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Final Fantasy V Pixel Remaster release date revealed for Steam and mobile

Final Fantasy V Pixel Remaster release date revealed for Steam and mobile

Throughout the latter half of this year, Square Enix has been releasing Pixel Remasters for the first six Final Fantasy games. Square Enix started things off with a bang, releasing the Pixel Remasters for Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy II, and Final Fantasy III all at the same time this past summer. Final Fantasy IV followed several weeks after, and now we know when Final Fantasy V will be launching.

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Outriders is finally coming to Xbox Game Pass for PC

Outriders is finally coming to Xbox Game Pass for PC

Earlier this year, we saw the Square Enix RPG shooter Outriders get a surprise day-one release on Xbox Game Pass. Unfortunately, it wasn't a day-one release for all versions of Game Pass - only the console and cloud versions, leaving PC subscribers to buy a copy outright if they wanted to play on day one. Now, months later, Square Enix and Microsoft are rectifying that oversight, announcing that Outriders is finally coming to Xbox Game Pass for PC.

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Final Fantasy XIV Online: Endwalker hands-on through the eyes of a complete noob

Final Fantasy XIV Online: Endwalker hands-on through the eyes of a complete noob

2021 really feels like it's been Final Fantasy XIV Online's year. The game has enjoyed an uptick in popularity and visibility, both as a place for World of Warcraft refugees who are either disappointed in Shadowlands or sick of Blizzard, but also as a game that can stand on its own as an excellent MMO. Square Enix is set to cap off a good year with the release of Final Fantasy XIV's fourth expansion, Endwalker, in November, and I recently had the chance to sit down with the expansion to test it out.

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Marvel’s Avengers pay-to-win boosters break game’s launch promise

Marvel’s Avengers pay-to-win boosters break game’s launch promise

Marvel's Avengers has been no stranger to controversy since launch and beyond, but today, that controversy escalated to an entirely new level. Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics have added paid boosters to Avengers' in-game shop, granting players who buy them boosts to XP and resource gathering for a set number of days. This move has the Marvel's Avengers community up in arms as players recall promises from before launch that proclaimed the only microtransactions in the game would be for cosmetics.

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Kingdom Hearts games are coming to Switch, but there’s a catch

Kingdom Hearts games are coming to Switch, but there’s a catch

Today's Smash Bros Ultimate DLC fighter reveal was certainly packed with surprises. Not only did director Masahiro Sakurai confirm that Sora from Kingdom Hearts would be the final DLC fighter for Super Smash Bros Ultimate, but he also confirmed that a slate of Kingdom Hearts games would be coming to Switch. Unfortunately, while this is exciting news, there is one drawback to this incoming launch.

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