Just when we thought the Final Fantasy VII Remake was the biggest thing to come out of the franchise, Sony and The Witcher producer Hivemind have announced that they are making a live-action series based on Final Fantasy XIV. The setting, in particular, will take place in Eorzea, one of the game’s locations, and tell an original story exploring the struggle between magic and technology.
Also, there will be Chocobos. That’s the most important part.
The press release from Sony and Hivemind confirmed that we would see a lot of the online game’s lore in this series, teasing iconic characters from the title, magitek, the aforementioned Chobobos, and so much more. They also confirmed that Cid would be playing a big part in the series so fans have that to look forward to.
Sony Pictures Television Co-President Chris Parnell had this to say about the series:
“Final Fantasy XIV and Eorzea are the perfect gateway into Final Fantasy for longtime fans and newcomers alike. This show is about embracing and embodying all of the elements that have made the mythos such an endlessly captivating phenomenon, and it’s an immense honor to be bringing all of Eorzea’s iconic characters, settings, and concepts – including fan-favorites like Cid and, of course, the chocobos – to life for a television audience."
We can’t wait to see teasers for the series since the game world of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has always been breathtaking. We mention A Realm Reborn since the original Final Fantasy XIV was a failure and had to be reprogrammed from the ground up to be a good game. That ended up working since Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is now one of the best online games around, with tons of free updates and expansions packs making the adventure better.
No release date for the Final Fantasy XIV series has been announced. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is available now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.