Is Final Fantasy 14 Worth Buying?

Is Final Fantasy 14 Worth Buying?

Written by 

Katie Memmott


25th May 2021 16:45

Final Fantasy XIV has a long and storied history - from the defunct original release being shut down in 2012, to its relaunch as the wildly successful (but not quite critically acclaimed) MMORPG "A Realm Reborn". 

Despite having been able to play and enjoy on many platforms for several years (beginning with the initial launch for PC/PS3 in 2013), a PlayStation 5 port for FFXIV is coming soon, much to the delight of fans worldwide.

Will FF14 be on PS5?

The next-gen release of Square Enix's latest online instalment in the iconic Final Fantasy series gives players an open MMO world of adventure, complete with raids, missions, and jobs. The Playstation 5 release of Final Fantasy 14 drops on May 25, 2021.

Final Fantasy XIV also boasts enhanced framerates, 4K resolution, fast loading times, haptic feedback features, and 3D audio for its PS5 release.

How do I download FF14 on PS5?  
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How do I download FF14 on PS5?  

Good news for those already grinding FF14 on PS4 - it's free to upgrade to the PS5 version! Simply sign in on your PS5 with the PlayStation Network account you use for the PS4 version, make your way to the Game Library, select Final Fantasy XIV and click the “PS5 Update Edition (Beta Version)” button.

For those who are starting a whole new RPG adventure on PlayStation 5, and asking the question - "is Final Fantasy 14 worth buying?" the answer is - yes! The Complete Edition is currently available for £17.99 (usually £44.99), which includes the following expansion packs:

  • Heavensward
  • Stormblood
  • Shadowbringers (the latest Expansion release)

There is also a 30-day free play period to take advantage of (offer ends June 9).

Also available is the Starter Edition (£12.99), which includes the 30-day free play period and the Heavensward Expansion, plus many other fantastic FFXIV offers for its PlayStation 5 release.


Images via Square Enix

Katie is the former Sub Editor and Freelancer Coordinator at GGRecon.

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