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Final Fantasy XIV Live Series Cancelled

Dinesh Shamdasani, tied to Hivemind as a top-tier producer, unveiled on his X account yesterday that the live action series ‘Final Fantasy XIV’, which was in the works, has been called off. When a follower enquired about updates on the project, his response was rather straightforward: “it’s dead”.

A different follower questioned if pivoting to an animation project would be less risky, to which Shamdasani responded by saying it would be even harder, given that the rights have “returned to Japan”.

Jake Thornton, one of the scriptwriters for the project, also expanded, stating the cancellation was the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sony Pictures along with Hivemind declared this live series back in 2019, guaranteeing a unique narrative set in Eorzea. Its plan was to be the very first live series from the franchise.
Ben Lustig and Jake Thornton (Winter’s Knight, The Wells Initiative) were set to write the scripts and take on producer roles, accompanied by Jason F. Brown, Sean Daniel, and Dinesh Shamdasani.

Back in September 2017, the drama Final Fantasy XIV: Dad of Light debuted in the United States on Netflix, which was transformed into a live remake movie released in June 2019.

The ‘Final Fantasy XIV’ game’s 6.55 patch was released on January 16.

The game just recently announced a crossover with ‘Final fantasy XVI’ scheduled for the start of April.

The expansion
Dawntrail
is
targeted
for summer 2024. As usual, its logo is designed by
Yoshitaka Amano
.
The MMORPG was initially released in September 2010 on PC as
Final Fantasy XIV Online
. However, complaints from gamers led to an updated version featuring a new world and story in August 2014 on PC and PS3, titled
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
. The game later reached PS4 in April 2014. It also has a “companion” application launched on iOS and Android in August 2019.
The game’s first extension,
Heavensward
, was released in June 2015. The second,
Stormblood
, came about in June 2017, the third,
Shadowbringers
, in July 2019, and
Endwalker
, the fourth, on December 7. The game had over 27 million registered accounts as of October 2022.

In February 2022, Square Enix stated it will continue to support the game for the next decade.

Sources: Dinesh Shamdasani’s X account, Famitsu

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