Final Fantasy XIV, the MMORPG developed by Square Enix, has been in open beta on the PS5 for approximately a month now, but it is finally nearing its official release.
During the Final Fantasy Fan Fest 2021, director and producer Naoki Yoshida prepared a Live Letter for the audience, detailing what we can expect in the upcoming Patch 5.55, including updates to the main story, new questlines, and the full PS5 version of the game.
Final Fantasy XIV is slated to officially release on the PS5 on May 25, alongside the 5.55 update. Up until now, the PS5 version has been in open beta, offering an upgraded experience to players who already own the PS4 version, and a free trial for new players.
When Does Final Fantasy XIV Come Out on PS5?
The PS5 version of the game includes faster load times, native 4K resolution, high resolution UI, DualSense haptic feedback support, new trophies, and 3D audio support. Those who already own FFXIV on the PS4 will be able to upgrade to the PS5 version for free.
Patch 5.55 of FFXIV will contain Part 2 of the Death Unto Dawn main story quest, more content in the Save the Queen questline, epilogue quests for YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse, and more. This is the last major update leading into FFXIV's upcoming Endwalker expansion, which will release on Nov. 23, and become available on Nov. 19 for those who preordered.
The developers also revealed a roadmap for what's to come this year for FFXIV. After Patch 5.55 on May 25, we can expect the Make it Rain campaign in July, Patches 5.57 and 5.58 between June and August, the Moonfire Faire and The Rising events in August, an FFXV collaboration in September, and finally, the release of Endwalker in November.
With the newly upgraded PS5 version just around the corner, it seems like Final Fantasy fans have much to look forward to.