This year marks 30 years of Final Fantasy but more importantly this year represents a great milestone for adventurers in Vana’diel. Final Fantasy XI is fifteen years old now and with a renewed vigor has pledged another prosperous year for steadfast supporters and returners alike.
A Happy New Year newsletter from Final Fantasy XI producers Akihiko Matsui starts with general well wishes for 2017 and then proceeds into the stuff we really care about.
“This year marks the 30th anniversary of the FINAL FANTASY series as a whole and the 15th Anniversary of FINAL FANTASY XI in particular. It is thanks to your passion and love for Vana’diel that we’ve been able to come this far, and it humbles us to know that we’ve brought you joy.
While we are proud that FINAL FANTASY XI has been around for half of the series’ existence, we resolve to not be complacent and to work even harder than ever to ensure that each day in Vana’diel is as enjoyable as the last. “
This past year was full of “meaty minor updates” and based on feedback from players they’ll be continuing to add content to the world of Vana’diel. Not many MMOs make it even half the time Final Fantasy XI has been with us and it’s nice to know it’s not going anywhere. Journey on adventurers!