Just as Square-Enix
is on the verge of releasing a "flood" of new information about Final Fantasy XIV's
much-anticipated version 2.0
, the studio says that the players' most wanted video will be missing from next month's major convention. That's right: The FFXIV 2.0 trailer will not be shown at E3
Square-Enix's Naoki Yoshida
wrote of the trailer's completion in a recent producer's letter but shared that the company is withholding it from E3
in order to package it with a larger marketing campaign. "During our most recent global PR planning meeting, we came to the conclusion that the most effective way to introduce version 2.0 to the world would be with a flood of new material rather than just a trickle," Yoshida said.
Final Fantasy XIV
2.0's public debut is still scheduled for E3, however. The trailer, along with the info-flood, is slated to be revealed this August. Version 2.0 will be a relaunch of the title alongside the PlayStation 3 release. It will feature overhauled graphics, server architecture, multiple in-game improvements, and additional racial/gender choices.