Final Fantasy 14 Delays Dawntrail for Elden Ring, Sparks RPG Frenzy

Key Takeaways

  • "Dawntrail" expansion for Final Fantasy 14 launches on July 2nd, shortly after Elden Ring's DLC.
  • Release delay allows players to enjoy Elden Ring's DLC first.
  • Producer Yoshida's interest in Elden Ring didn't influence the launch timing.

Naoki Yoshida, the producer and director of Final Fantasy 14, announced that Dawntrail will be available on June 28.

The gaming world is abuzz with the latest news from the PAX East event.

Naoki Yoshida, the producer and director of Final Fantasy 14, announced that the game’s new expansion, Dawntrail, will be available for early access on June 28. The full release will follow on July 2.

The release date coincides with the launch of another eagerly awaited RPG expansion, Elden Ring’s Shadow Of The Erdtree, on June 21.

During the announcement, Yoshida mentioned that the team had initially planned to release Dawntrail a week earlier but decided to delay it, attributing the decision to the Elden Ring DLC.

He quipped, “We figured everyone would be interested in playing the Elden Ring DLC,” and added, “I’ll give you one week to enjoy the Elden Ring DLC and then just go into your summer vacation into Dawntrail.”

While he clarified that his interest in playing the Elden Ring DLC did not influence the decision, he did admit to looking forward to it.

The Dawntrail expansion will bring new excitement to the Final Fantasy 14 universe. Although specific details about the expansion are yet to be revealed, the teaser trailer has already generated much interest among fans.

Final Fantasy 14 is known for its immersive gameplay and captivating storyline. The Dawntrail expansion is expected to enhance these elements. With the release date confirmed, fans have something exciting to look forward to this summer.

As we wait for the release of the Elden Ring DLC and the Dawntrail expansion, the summer of 2024 promises to be an exciting time for RPG enthusiasts.