Final Fantasy XIV Getting PS4 Pro Patch, Stormblood Expansion Gets Opening Movie and Samurai Job

February 19, 2017Written by Zarmena Khan

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Final Fantasy XIV received quite a lot of coverage at the Frankfurt Fan Fest yesterday, out of which we got word of a PlayStation 4 Pro patch, and new information on the upcoming Stormblood expansion.

Producer and director, Naoki Yoshida, revealed that the team has already begun working on a PS4 Pro patch. According to Nova Crystallis, he said:

Rather than using the PS4 Pro’s power to adapt to say 4K display, we’re thinking of using it for game performance. We’ve begun work on a Pro patch and hope to have details soon.

Elsewhere, Square Enix released Stormblood‘s opening movie, which you can check out below.

Here’s a rundown of the new information revealed (via Square Enix’s Twitter):

  • Samurai has been added alongside Red Mage as a new DPS job.
  • The Katana-wielding samurai will use STR gear.
  • The port town of “Kugane” announced as a new player hub – beautiful Far-Eastern architecture!
  • New Beast Tribe and Primal announced: The Kojin and ‘Susano.’
  • New dungeons include Yanxia and The Azim Steppe.
  • New residential area, Shirogane, looks to feature eastern-style housing and neighborhoods.

Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood releases on June 20, 2017 for the PlayStation 4 and PC, following which PS3 support will end.

[Source: Square Enix USA (Twitter), Nova Crystallis]