Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn‘s main scenario, which focuses on the rebirth of Eorzea, will be closed out with the release of multiple patches.
The first update, part one of Before the Fall, is scheduled for release in mid-late January. It will include new challenges, two-thirds of the conclusion, three new dungeons, and the conclusion of the Crystal Tower questline among other updates. Then, there will be a patch 2.51 that will introduce the Gold Saucer. According to the game’s Producer and Director, Naoki Yoshida:
It bears mentioning, however, that the establishment is known as the Manderville Gold Saucer in Eorzea. You’ll have to check it out for yourself to figure out where this moniker came from. Including chocobo racing, chocobo breeding, and the return of the FF card game Triple Triad, you can look forward to a fun and relaxing time in the Gold Saucer.
The third update, part two of Before the Fall, will come in March and will “close the curtain” on the story. A Realm Reborn is scheduled to receive its first major expansion, Heavensward, in Spring 2015.
[Source: Final Fantasy XIV]