Square Enix Plans to Announce New MMO

According to a translation by Adriasang, Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada hinted during a May 13 earnings briefing that the company plans to announce a new large scale MMO during this fiscal year, which runs through the end of March 2012.

Wada stated that Square Enix plans to operate two to three MMOs simultaneously. Wada commented on the problems plaguing Final Fantasy XIV, noting that "they're at the point where they can see the target." Square Enix operates both Final Fantasy XI and Final Fantasy XIV, and it's also worth mentioning that it's the publisher of Wakfu, which is currently in closed beta in North America.

You can discuss Square Enix's mystery MMO in both our Final Fantasy XI and Final Fantasy XIV forums.


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Scrap It
# Jun 01 2011 at 6:38 PM Rating: Decent
Scrap 14 plain and simple.
I won't be be trying this out of the gate
# May 30 2011 at 4:09 PM Rating: Good
While I wish them to best I won't be trying this one out of the gate. I made that mistake with 14. I wonder how many other people feel that way and if that will affect the start of this game.
# May 29 2011 at 6:11 PM Rating: Decent
Hearing that they are going to make another mmo makes me sick, especially since ff14 still hasnt gone ps3.

Being the final fantasy fan that i am, I will try this mmo regardless, depending on its style, but if its just another "upgraded copy" of Final fantasy 11. then Square will have wasted alot of money and time.
# May 28 2011 at 4:06 PM Rating: Decent
# May 28 2011 at 9:01 AM Rating: Decent
487 posts
This is why Blizzard kicks the crap out of Squeenix
This is ridiculous
# May 26 2011 at 8:42 PM Rating: Decent
157 posts
How any idiot at SE let this cat out of the bag before FFxiv is fixed, earning and getting good reviews is beyond me.

They really do have morons running that company dont they? No seriously, this company's leadership is terrible.
Bad PR
# May 26 2011 at 11:03 AM Rating: Good
43 posts
This is really bad PR considering FFXIV's botched launch. There are a lot frustrated customers who paid good money for the game, and hearing this only makes us wonder where their priorities are and how committed they are to giving us the product we paid for (subscription fees or not).

There is already too much speculation and negativity surrounding the future of FFXIV. As it is, many people have lost faith in Square-Enix. It was just way too soon to make an announcement like this.
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# May 26 2011 at 8:46 AM Rating: Decent
142 posts
Well, just because they're hinting at it, doesn't mean it'll happen soon. Something like this takes a good couple years to develop...and if they follow FFXIV's model, take another year after release to get it right. FFXIV is getting better, but it's still far from perfect.
# May 26 2011 at 5:44 AM Rating: Good
After reading this i canceled the ps3 pre-order of FFXIV as i already own it for the PC. It is obvious that FFXIV will remain horrible so there is no need to get it for the PS3.

Now a third MMO that i hope does not involve the ffxiv devs.
After all these years (since the ps2 release) im still having a blast with ffxi so this time around they should take all the time they need and not rush anything out for the 3rd MMO.

Ide say fix FFXIV but that really won't happen.
# May 25 2011 at 9:09 PM Rating: Decent
143 posts
FFXI-2,better graphics and no PS2 limitations.

I'd play it.

Also I want to port my character over.

Also there better be some DAM HOLY KNUCKLES THIS TIME AROUND!!!!
# May 25 2011 at 8:45 PM Rating: Excellent
38 posts
All I can do is /facepalm
# May 25 2011 at 6:55 PM Rating: Excellent
169 posts

...Wait, seriously? This isn't a joke? One of your current MMOs is brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrroken and you think it's a good idea to invest in developing a new one? Well, good luck with that.

P.S. Don't forget to actually add a game in this time.
# May 25 2011 at 6:50 PM Rating: Decent
All I can say is wow, way to ***** over your 14 players, the game still need tons of work, and here you go working on another game already... priorities in order I see!! Actually, I'm really not that surprised.
# May 25 2011 at 5:11 PM Rating: Decent
It's SE's way of subtly telling those who still play FFXIV that they are wasting thier time, as FFXIV will no longer exist once their new MMO comes out.

Edited, May 25th 2011 7:12pm by Proroc
# May 26 2011 at 4:11 AM Rating: Default
Warlord Proroc wrote:
It's SE's way of subtly telling those who still play FFXIV that they are wasting thier time, as FFXIV will no longer exist once their new MMO comes out.

Edited, May 25th 2011 7:12pm by Proroc

Didnt they say that with XI? oh wait nope XI still is around and still will be around when XIV has content and has its bugs fixed.
# May 26 2011 at 6:49 PM Rating: Decent
You cannot compare FFXIV to FFXI...two games on opposite ends of the spectrum there. FFXI will outlast FFXIV by years!
# May 25 2011 at 2:37 PM Rating: Decent
763 posts
Let's Fix FFXIV First!
Square Enix
# May 25 2011 at 1:49 PM Rating: Good
125 posts
Come on guys... PlayStation 3 version of Final Fantasy XIV... Can we please focus. Please!!
# May 25 2011 at 1:49 PM Rating: Excellent
184 posts
Yeah, sorry but the first 3 words that went through my mind, when I read this, was "WHAT THE F*CK?!?!"

Really SE? Really?
You must have more money than anyone could possible imagine...
# May 25 2011 at 2:01 PM Rating: Excellent
Haha....exactly. My only difference was, I actually said it outloud.
Beta response
# May 25 2011 at 1:46 PM Rating: Good
1,004 posts
Beta response

You have to wonder if this time they'll actually make changes when the bulk of the community loudly proclaims that the game is broken and sucks, or if they'll just ignore the players and pull another piece of **** like FFXIV out of their ***.
SE Marketing Strategy
# May 25 2011 at 1:05 PM Rating: Excellent
200 posts
if we've got 5 MMO's one of them is bound to be good right?
Of course!
# May 25 2011 at 12:46 PM Rating: Excellent
39 posts
This can't possibly fail!
Of course!
# May 26 2011 at 2:49 PM Rating: Default
the end to FFXIV is coming!! Either that or change is going to slow down on it (its already to painfully slow to be playable) and it will be free with micro tranactions with crysta.
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