How can we celebrate Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn’s arrival on next-gen consoles? With more gameplay footage, of course! We’ve got another fantastic Director’s commentary video for you; this one is focused around the impressive FATE system.
FATEs (Full Active Time Events) are extravagant large scale battles that take place in real time, within certain areas of the map. Keep an eye out though; FATEs can start anywhere, at any time. Also, they can be activated by interacting with NPCs, who, in certain situations, can provide support to you and your party during the event.
The clip also introduces another exciting aspect of the game: Level Sync. A handy new feature aimed at both high level players who want to participate in lower level FATEs with friends, or new players just starting out!
This developer commentary runs for an impressive 12 minutes, but don’t let that put you off - it’s overflowing with juicy new gameplay footage!
With an estimated 300 different types of FATEs on release, we can’t wait to get stuck in and take on giant turtle monsters! But if you can’t wait until then, you can try up to 100 FATE events in Phase 3 of the beta. Phase 3 starts this Friday, June 14, and will be available on PC and, for the first time, PlayStation 3 – so sign up to the beta now if you haven’t already!
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