GATHER ON THE GO: FINAL FANTASY XIV ONLINE ANNOUNCES NEW APP, ‘GO’ (GATHERING OUTDOORS)

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GATHER ON THE GO: FINAL FANTASY XIV ONLINE ANNOUNCES NEW APP, ‘GO’ (GATHERING OUTDOORS)

New technology transforms real-world locations into gathering nodes and players’ smartphones into harvesting tools

1st April 2018 – Players of the critically-acclaimed FINAL FANTASY® XIV Online have a whole new challenge to look forward to with today’s announcement of the FINAL FANTASY XIV Online GO app.

GO, an abbreviation of Gathering Outdoors, quite literally adds a whole new dimension to the FINAL FANTASY XIV Online experience by allowing players to go outside and harvest natural resources from Eorzea™ in the real world. These can then be used to craft items and gear 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.”

By downloading the app, players will benefit from the combination of Square Enix’s cutting-edge software and their smartphone’s own geo-location capabilities, as they are notified about harvesting nodes and natural resources in their area. When they get close enough to the node they tap their screen for a chance to harvest the resource, exactly like they would in-game.

Alongside the app, a unique accessory will be available for use in conjunction with players’ smartphones called the FINAL FANTASY XIV Online GO Harvesting Stick.

The Harvesting Stick turns a player’s smartphone into a miner’s hammer, botanist’s axe or fisher’s rod, allowing them to swing their phone in the real world like they would in-game to harvest resources. The Harvesting Stick also boosts a player’s harvesting success rate to 100%.

When speaking about FINAL FANTASY XIV Online GO and the Harvesting Stick, Adalberta Gardner, Lead Designer at Amajina Apps said, “This is the most immersive MMORPG experience for players of all levels and a must-have accessory for every gathering enthusiast.”

For more information about FINAL FANTASY XIV Online GO, and to see the app in action, please visit www.finalfantasyxivonlinego.com

The official trailer for the new app can be viewed here:  https://youtu.be/drq5ER6MHAM

The FINAL FANTASY XIV Online Free Trial allows new players to join the millions of adventurers in the realm of Eorzea. The free trial allows anyone to access all available content up to level 35 (including PvP content), create up to eight playable characters, and experience the different playable races, classes, and jobs with no restrictions on playtime. New players who wish to experience the free trial may register here: http://sqex.to/FFXIV_FreeTrial.

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

 Related Links:
Official FINAL FANTASY® XIV Online GO site: www.finalfantasyxivonlinego.com
Official Stormblood Site: http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/stormblood/
Free Trial Site: http://freetrial.finalfantasyxiv.com/
The Lodestone®: http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/
Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FinalFantasyXIV/
Official Twitter: @FF_XIV_EN
Official Instagram: @ffxiv

About Square Enix Ltd.
Square Enix Ltd. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix group of companies. Square Enix Ltd. also has 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 130 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 71 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 58 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

More information on Square Enix Ltd. can be found at http://eu.square-enix.com/en

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