It’s time for fans of FINAL FANTASY® XIV Online to suit up and gather their farming gloves as SQUARE ENIX® today announced the FINAL FANTASY XIV Online GO app, which opens up Eorzea® to the real world. Players can go outside and harvest natural resources that can be used to craft in-game items and gear.
While utilizing the app, players will be notified about harvesting nodes and natural resources in their area via their smartphone’s geo-location capabilities. As they get close to the node, players tap their screen for a chance to harvest the resource exactly like they would in-game.
“It’s about freedom”, says Haimirich Fischer, VP of Innovation at SQUARE ENIX, “We wanted to empower over 10 million players to be able to gather wherever they want, whenever they want, without the restriction of their PC or consoles. By bridging the digital and physical worlds, FINAL FANTASY XIV Online GO creates that freedom and fosters social interaction between the members of our amazing community.”
A unique FINAL FANTASY XIV Online GO Harvesting Stick accessory will also be available for use in conjunction with the app, effectively turning a player’s smartphone into a miner’s hammer, botanist’s axe or fisher’s rod. This allows players to swing their phone in the real world like they would in-game to harvest resources, boosting a player’s harvesting success rate to 100%.
“This is the most immersive MMORPG experience for players of all levels and a must-have accessory for every gathering enthusiast,” states Adalberta Gardner, Lead Designer at Amajina Apps, about the Harvesting Stick.
For more information about the FINAL FANTASY XIV Online GO app, please visit www.finalfantasyxivonlinego.com
The official trailer can be viewed here: http://sqex.to/HXi
All editions of FINAL FANTASY XIV Online, including the FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood® expansion, may be purchased through the Square Enix Online Store here: http://sqex.to/FFXIVStore
About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix group of companies. Square Enix, Inc. is affiliated with a global network of leading development studios such as Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal™. The Square Enix group of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 135 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 75 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 63 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
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