Square Enix has revealed that the next major expansion for Final Fantasy XIV will be called ShadowBringers, and that it will arrive in the summer of 2019.
Square Enix revealed some details of what will be the third expansion pack for Final Fantasy XIV: “Scheduled to release in early summer 2019, the next great chapter will take players on new adventures to battle against the threats to the realm as they become Warriors of Darkness. The new expansion will bring an abundance of new content, including a new player race, multiple new jobs, an increased level cap up, sprawling new areas, adjustments to the battle system, as well as a variety of new battle, crafter and gatherer content.”
Square Enix continued: “In addition to these core features, a number of new systems will be introduced with Shadowbringers. NPC “Trust” System – players will now be able to fight alongside familiar NPCs. New Game+ Feature – a feature that allows players to “replay” the Final Fantasy XIV main scenario stories. World Visit System – players will be able to travel to other servers on the same data centre and interact with more players than ever before.”
Plus, when Final Fantasy XIV’s Patch 4.5 goes live, blue mage will be added to the mutiplayer RPG: “Blue mage will be available to all players that own A Realm Reborn, have reached level 50 as a Disciple of War or Magic, and have completed the 2.0 main scenario. Taking inspiration from previous Final Fantasy titles, the blue mage job will provide a unique solo gameplay experience in which players will learn monster actions and advance through blue mage-specific content. Blue mage will begin with a level cap of 50, and increase in the future with the addition of new content for the job.”
For more information, keep an eye on the Final Fantasy XIV website.