Join us around the campfire and see FINAL FANTASY XIV become live action

Every FINAL FANTASY XIV Online player has a story to tell. Our new video series shares a few of its own - and find out how we made it!
By Duncan Heaney

One of the best things about FINAL FANTASY XIV Online is that it’s your story.

Every player has dozens of tales to tell. We talk fondly of snatched victories and embarrassing defeats against powerful bosses, show off our unique looks and the gear we’ve crafted, laugh about good times at the Gold Saucer, and, of course, think back on the many friends we made along the way.

That’s captured in a new live action FINAL FANTASY XIV Campfire video series, which sees a group of adventurers sitting around the fire to swap stories. If you’ve ever wanted to see what the denizens of Hydaelyn would look like if they were pulled into our world… here you go.

The Dragoon takes the lead in the first video. He’s the newbie of the group, fresh from a great success and eager to jump into more adventures in future. Take a look:

The Warrior is the leader of the group. At least, she’s a warrior now. As she explains, she can take any role she wants, from front-line tank to helpful healer. Some players like to specialize on a single class, while others like to mix things up. In FINAL FANTASY XIV Online, it’s all possible.

Hydaelyn is a world full of adventurers, and the game has a real sense of community. That’s the subject of the White Mage’s campfire chat. She reflects on the many amazing experiences she’s shared with friends, and how having each other’s backs is the key to success.

The final video focuses on a Blacksmith, and how her interests go beyond simple questing. As a crafter, she can build her skills and make amazing weapons for the team - and that’s just one activity available to her. As she says, there’s always more to do in FINAL FANTASY XIV.

If all that sounds fun, then get online and start making your own stories. If you’ve yet to try the game, there’s a free trial available that lets you play through the entirety of FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn and the first expansion Heavensward up to level 60 with no restrictions on playtime.

In terms of content, that’s essentially two full-size FINAL FANTASY adventures available to play for FREE. Head over to the official website to find out more or sign up:

Behind the Scenes

After all that, you may be wondering: how did we bring FINAL FANTASY XIV into live action?

The short answer is with planning, effort and a touch of technical wizardry. We’ve put together another episode that gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the video series was made. Take a look:

2023 marks 10 years since FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn released, and the game continues to go from strength to strength. If you’re a fan of the game, you should join us at one of the FINAL FANTASY XIV fan-fests, taking place in Las Vegas July 28-29, 2023, London October 21-22, 2023 and Tokyo January 7-8, 2024.

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