Sometimes new information comes from the strangest sources. Apparently, when Square-Enix
made their last update to the Final Fantasy XIV
with two new jobs revealed
, they added a little something unexpected. Not what would have been expected, either -- it was the support site for the game
. Since the game is yet to be released or even have a finalized date published, said site contains only a handful of questions, which largely contain no new information... but there are at least two interesting pieces to be gleaned from the site, one minor and one slightly larger.
The smaller piece of information is the list of supported platforms for the game: Windows PC and Playstation 3. That isn't exactly new information
, but it's confirmed. The slightly larger tidbit is the confirmation that Japanese releases of Final Fantasy XIII
will contain a code to obtain an exclusive in-game item for Final Fantasy XIV
. The answer specifies that plans to include said code in the North American or European releases have yet to be decided... which could mean anything. Will the item be exclusive to Japanese players to compensate for the game having a global launch instead of one in Japan first a la Final Fantasy XI
? Will the item be cosmetic or have some game impact? Will there be different items based on region? No answers are yet forthcoming, but it should be an interesting tidbit for fans looking forward hungrily to the game's release some time in 2010.