has had a rough year since the launch of Final Fantasy XIV
, and CEO Yoichi Wada
acknowledged it frankly in a press conference today. "The Final Fantasy
brand has been greatly damaged," said Wada. "We'll continue with our reform work, which basically amounts to fully redoing the game, and hope to revive the FFXIV
that should have been released."
The game is still without a subscription fee, and the team is churning out continual fixes and updates as it strives to repair and undo the damage. Patch 1.19
is the next round of fixes and additions planned by Square Enix.