They overhauled the entire staff. They admitted the game had serious problems. And with Final Fantasy XIV still headed to the PlayStation 3 at some point, Sony fans are hoping Square-Enix can implement some big-time fixes.
Not to mention the legions of MMORPG aficionados who were disappointed when the game bombed out on PC. So, S-E is taking some steps like the one just mentioned, in order to produce a superior version of what remains a potentially fantastic online multiplayer experience. Perhaps surprisingly, the developer's next step is to get gamer feedback: according to Gaming Update , an open letter was mailed to registered FFXIV players, in which Producer/Director Naoki Yoshida asks them to fill out a questionnaire, which is "being issued to give you the players another means by which to have your voices heard." He also says 2010 was a "tumultuous time for us all," where he's probably talking about a combination of things, including Square-Enix's 92% fall in revenue. FFXIV launched with significant technical issues and with the PS3 version slated to release this year (at some point), it seems clear that, at the very least, the team is working hard to make it a game worth playing.
But are you still interested? Do you think the final result on PS3 – with the aid of current player feedback – will be worthy of your money…?
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIV