Final Fantasy XIV has had a rough time since it was released in 2010. The game was plagued with serious issues, including numerous bugs and a flawed structure that made the game difficult to enjoy. Despite these problems, Square Enix pressed on, hoping that a little time, and some further development, would iron out the issues crippling their beloved title. The past two years have not been kind to Final Fantasy XIV, and the game will be shut down on November 11, 2012.
This means the Final Fantasy XIV we know will be gone, but Square Enix is not giving up on the title entirely. In early October, it was announced that the title will be re-launched as Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, which will feature the fixes for the game that the developers had hoped would save its previous incarnation. By now, that’s old news, but a new Letter from the Producer notes that November 11 won’t just be a day of mourning for a game that many have come to love, despite its flaws.
According to Square Enix, November 11 will mark the latest, and perhaps most momentous, installment of Letter from the Producer LIVE. During this broadcast, Naoki Yoshida, producer and director for the new Final Fantasy MMO, will take time to answer the questions fans might have about the future of the title and its past. This will be a good chance for fans of the game, or anyone even vaguely interested, to get some information about the upcoming title.
Anyone can submit questions that may be answered during the broadcast. Submissions can be made through a designated thread on the official forums, or by following the game’s official Twitter @FF_XIV_EN.