Final Fantasy XIV
is doing pretty well for itself at the moment, and it's still expanding. The latest letter
from producer Naoki Yoshida
discusses preparations for the game's launch in China, with the cooperation of Shanda Games
. Service is expected to launch this summer; the game has just recently launched on the PlayStation 4, expanding its range of available platforms.
Yoshida also discusses patch 2.25, which will be live tomorrow. Originally, the patch was slated to include an expansion to the current Zodiac weapon quests; however, Yoshida states in the letter that this system is being pushed back until patch 2.28 goes live in May. The team is hoping to incorporate feedback on the existing quest line and allow players more time to upgrade and receive their Animus weaponry. 2.25 will contain improvements to the Wolves' Den PvP system as well as a new system involving materia, so while further weapon upgrades are on hold, there's still going to be plenty of new things to do