The Release of the Following Final Fantasy 14 Expansion Will Not Occur in 2023
Final Fantasy 14 devotees will not be able to get their hands on the upcoming expansion of the much-praised MMORPG until the next year. Square Enix’s financial report for 2022 indicated that Final Fantasy 14 does not have any plans to launch a new expansion in 2023.
In January, Final Fantasy 14 launched Patch 6.3: Gods Revel, Lands Tremble. This patch marked a significant milestone in the journey to Final Fantasy 14 ‘s next expansion and followed the release of Endwalker. With an approximate four-month period between each major release, some Final Fantasy 14 fans expected the next expansion to be available in late 2023.
It appears that those who play Final Fantasy 14 may have to wait a bit longer for the next expansion. In the Square Enix 2022 financial briefing, the company said there will not be an expansion for Final Fantasy 14 in 2023. However, they do plan on keeping their users engaged by providing additional content updates, holiday events, and other activities.
It was not unexpected that Final Fantasy 14 fans would have to wait a bit longer for the next expansion to be released. Naoki Yoshida, director and producer, decided to avoid a crunch before Christmas which would have been the earliest the expansion could have come out. The final in-person Final Fantasy 14 Fan Fest is set to take place in early 2024, likely right before the expansion’s launch. Final Fantasy 14 has its final in-person Fan Fest date scheduled in early 2024-an event that will probably take place just before the expansion’s launch.
For its next expansion, Final Fantasy 14 is not only continuing the story from Endwalker, but is also undergoing a significant graphic overhaul with update 7.0. This revamp will be to the lighting, textures, and character models of the long-running MMO.
Sadness has befallen Final Fantasy 14 fans as they learn the next expansion may be delayed, but many understand that the extra development time will lead to a more polished game and a better-rested development team. Yoshida, who is also supervising Final Fantasy 16, which is set to launch in June, could be overworking himself if he attempts to manage both projects simultaneously. Ultimately, most Final Fantasy 14 players are okay with waiting a bit longer if it allows Yoshida and his team to take a break and enjoy the holidays.
Final Fantasy 14 can be played right away on PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5.