The Final Fantasy 14 Live Letter 73 date has been announced, with the upcoming FFXIV patch 6.25 the main focus as part of a massive 14-hour developer livestream to celebrate the start of the 10th year of one of the best MMORPGs around. The stream will also reflect the release of the recent FFXIV patch 6.2 and accompanying FFXIV Island Sanctuary feature, which turns the MMO into a farming game.
FFXIV Live Letter 73 will air on October 7 at 9:30pm PT – that’s October 8 at 12:30am ET / 5:30am BST / 6:30am CEST. It is expected to last approximately two hours, and will be followed by an opening presentation during the eighth 14-hour broadcast of FFXIV, which begins on October 7 at 8pm PT / 11pm ET, or October 8 at 4am BST / 5 a.m. CEST.
Along with Live Letter regulars Naoki Yoshida (FFXIV Producer and Director) and Toshio Murouchi (FFXIV Global Community Producer), Live Letter will feature FFXIV Senior Story Designers Daichi Hiroi, Natsuko Ishikawa and Banri Oda. , to talk about the work of the scenario team. ‘, following the news that the initial story planning for FFXIV 7.0 is complete.
Among the features coming in patch 6.25 are additional Hildibrand quests, Omicron tribal quests, and new ‘variant dungeons’ that offer a non-linear, story-driven dungeon experience with some very challenging additional difficulty modes. The stream will be broadcast in Japanese, but will feature presentation slides in both Japanese and English, and a live translation is planned on the FFXIV community discord for those who want to follow along in more detail. We’ll also be sure to update you on all the big happenings here at PCGamesN.
As for the rest of the 14-hour broadcast, plans include a music contest, a walk with Yoshida, a video segment featuring Eorzea Café’s most popular menu items, a live Q&A session, a chat extended with Yoshida and the creator of the Final Fantasy series. Hironobu Sakaguchi and a zodiac weapon challenge. Many guests are planned to join the broadcast, including the Japanese voice actors of G’raha Tia, Hermes, Amon, and Grynewaht.
If you’re exploring FFXIV’s Island Sanctuary for yourself, be sure to check out our Island Sanctuary animal list and Island Sanctuary gathering materials guides. Meanwhile, Yoshida has teased that we could see the next trailer for Final Fantasy 16 in October.