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Posted: Apr 18th 2011 8:30PM Jack Kevorkian said

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To the trained eye it seems that XIV has been abandoned in favor of supporting XI.

Posted: Apr 18th 2011 8:45PM (Unverified) said

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@Jack Kevorkian

Completely untrue though.
XIV still is in strong development and they stated a long time ago development for XI would continue even with XIV being released.
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Posted: Apr 18th 2011 8:56PM Mevan said

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What he said. XIV is really coming along.
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Posted: Apr 18th 2011 9:12PM Jack Kevorkian said

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@(Unverified) To the trained eye. Due respect, you are not quite there yet it seems.

Saying you are going to support XI after a new MMO is a stop loss of paying members. The failure (compared to XI's early peak of 2 million subs XIV will never amount to anything int he current market) of XIV has redoubled efforts on XI. I see more updates on XI than XIV.
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Posted: Apr 18th 2011 9:22PM Nenene said

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@Jack Kevorkian
It's less that they're giving up on XIV to focus on XI and more that XI has VASTLY more players than FFXIV and it would be foolish to neglect them.

Still waiting on my high-res graphics update for XI, ha ha.
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Posted: Apr 19th 2011 7:31AM Drunken Irish Sniper said

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@Jack Kevorkian. Looks like your eye is not very trained, and you being stupid doesn't help.

There are two separate teams, one is working on Final Fantasy XI and the other is working on Final Fantasy XIV.
They have the same resources they've had since the new teams were formed.
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Posted: Apr 19th 2011 11:47AM Tyrang said

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@Jack Kevorkian

Sorry what are you trained in? You are management level game dev? Project manager? Execs? Or software dev? Or do you actually know someone in Square-Enix Japan?

Here is the deal, Square-Enix's last year projection was banking on the success of XIV. That didn't happened. And the difference in revenue was HUGE ( I can't remember the number). Since only MMO can generate that kinda difference in income, Square either will go for another new MMO project or continue this one.

And this is Final Fantasy. There will be followers if the game is good. So it is unlikely for them to give up on the bet yet. (because they are far too deep into this hole) I might be wrong tho.

Side note, my eyes are trained in Software Dev and Project Management. Please provide solid argument before bold claim.

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Posted: Apr 19th 2011 7:32PM Space Cobra said

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...now I am hungry for a fish dinner!

Time to get something to eat!

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