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Sony to Refund PS3 FF XIV Customers in Europe

by September 6, 2013 0 comments

In this week’s roundup: Sony to refund Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn customers following botched launch, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII – Inside The Square 1; Final Fantasy Producer Gives One Hell Of An Apology; Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call trademarked by Square Enix; plus the latest from our forum.

Sony to refund Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn customers following botched launch (via Videogamer)

Sony is to issue refunds to all customers who purchased a digital copy of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn via PlayStation Store between August 27 and August 28 following ongoing issues with the game’s servers.

In an update on the EU PlayStation Blog, SCEE blog manager Fred Dutton confirmed that all Standard Edition and Collector’s Edition customers will be refunded, with the funds being placed back into their PlayStation wallet.

“In addition, the entitlements of FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Standard Edition or Collector’s Edition will be reset and the title will appear again in the download list.

“We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience,” Dutton added.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn was pulled from PlayStation Store last week following the game’s ongoing battle against server issues.

Further reports have indicated that the game will remain on PS3 user’s download lists and will be free to downloading following the refund when the game is made available again.

Discuss Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn here on our forums.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII – Inside The Square 1(via 3News)

Square Enix has released a new video in the lead-up to the release of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.

‘Inside The Square’ is a look inside the studio developing Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, with the development team giving insights into the creation of the game.

This is the first in a three-part Inside The Squareseries.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is set for a February release on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Discuss Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII here on our forums.

Final Fantasy Producer Gives One Hell Of An Apology (via Kotaku Australia)

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Where most platforms, services and games are usually better at ducking consumer complaints than they are accepting responsibility for mistakes when things go wrong, FFXIV producer and director Naoki Yoshida is stepping up and taking his lashes. Personally.

“…I would like to take the time to personally apologise once again to all those players who have been affected by the extended World login and character creation restrictions which have been in place for the past several days”, Yoshida writes on the game’s forums. “I also understand that apologies will not help you get logged in, so I would like to give you an update on the situation at hand and the various measures we are currently employing to alleviate the situation.”

After listing some of their emergency procedures, Yoshida says “The fact that we had to implement these restrictions is a direct result of my inaccurate sales and login estimates, and as producer, I must accept complete responsibility for this misstep. Each and every player who has been affected has my deepest apologies.”

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call trademarked by Square Enix (via Joystiq)

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Final Fantasy spinoff Theatrhythm may be about to take an encore if a new Square Enix trademark is anything to go by. As spotted by Gematsu, the Japanese mega-company registered a US trademark for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call on August 27.

The trademark itself is identified for several properties including game software and music CDs, but beyond that there’s not much to go on. The name could apply to so many things: a new game, a new platform, a revamped re-release of the 3DS and iOS game… I could go on, but I’d just be exhibiting my ravenous hunger for more Theatrhythm – reasonably priced Theathythm, mind you.

Discuss Final Fantasy: Theatrhythm here on our forums.

More from the forum

  • Our infamous Final Fantasy VII Love Triangle Debate thread has been plagued with discussion lately; have your say here, but ignore the opening post at your peril.
  • Discussion: why did Hojo never tell Sephiroth he was his father? Poor, fatherless Sephiroth.
  • Discussion: did Hojo actually love Sephiroth? Find out here.

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