Final Fantasy 14’s next expansion Dawntrail is out next year, and it’s coming to Xbox, too

Final Fantasy 14‘s Next Expansion “Dawntrail” Announced for 2024

During the Final Fantasy 14 Fan Festival in Las Vegas, producer and director Naoki Yoshida unveiled the highly anticipated fifth expansion for the popular MMORPG. Titled “Dawntrail,” this expansion is set to launch in summer 2024 and promises to bring a wealth of fresh content to the game.

Exciting Content Updates

The upcoming expansion will introduce a boosted level cap from 90 to 100, along with new jobs, areas, tribes, and dungeons. Players can look forward to engaging in thrilling “core battle content” such as FATEs, Hunts, Treasure Hunts, and sidequests. Additionally, the expansion will introduce the visually stunning New World, Tural, featuring its capital Tuliyollal, the majestic Urqopacha mountains, and the enchanting forest of Yak T’el.

Visual Enhancements

Dawntrail will also bring the game’s first-ever graphical update to both character and world visuals. Players can expect improvements in screen-wide aesthetic appeal, higher resolution textures and shadows, and enhanced material qualities, enhancing the overall visual experience of the game.

Xbox Release Confirmation

In an exciting announcement, Xbox boss Phil Spencer made a surprise appearance on stage during the event to confirm that Final Fantasy 14 will be making its way to Xbox Series X/S in Spring/Q2 2024. This news delighted fans who eagerly awaited the arrival of the MMO on the Xbox platform. An open beta for Xbox players will be available before the official release, although a specific date has not been confirmed yet.

“What I really appreciate about you and your team is that you put the player in the center of everything you do,” Spencer praised Yoshida during the presentation.

A Heartwarming In-Game Visit

On a heartwarming note, a 69-year-old Final Fantasy 14 streamer, known as Pokochii Bigmum, recently received a surprise in-game visit from the series’ creator, Hironobu Sakaguchi. The streamer was tackling the challenging final fight in Pandaemonium Anabaseios, the latest raid in the current expansion, Endwalker. Sakaguchi’s unexpected appearance during the stream brought immense joy to Pokochii and those who were watching.

For those who may doubt the authenticity of the visit, Sakaguchi himself took to Twitter to confirm the encounter, dispelling any misconceptions.