In anticipation to the FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers launch on 2nd July 2019, Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida hosted a Letter from the Producer LIVE stream detailing updates coming regarding the latest expansion pack. The newest gameplay footage clips in the Letter from the Producer LIVE #52 stream included a new dungeon walkthrough video, a showcasing of a number of dungeons to be included in Shadowbringers, and a first look at the Titania trial battle and Eden high-level raid. Details of other Shadowbringers contents and the post-launch release schedules were announced as can be seen below:
Introduction of Shadowbringers’ Key Characters – Familiar allies such as Thancred and Y’shtola will join the Warrior of Light as they encounter new characters such as Ran'jit and Vauthry. Additional details on the key characters of Shadowbringers can be found here.
Updates to Crafting Classes – New actions and adjustments to current actions, major updates to the crafting UI, and easing requirements to unlock existing recipes.
Updates to Gathering Classes – New actions and traits for all classes, updates to the gathering log including spawn time information and the ability to quickly add an alarm to remind players of spawning nodes as well as easing requirements to unlock existing gathering points.
System-related Updates – Increase to the glamour dresser storage capacity, updates to the retainer and achievement UI, the addition of new tomestones and gatherer/crafter scrips, and much more.
Addition of New Worlds – The addition of the Spriggan World to the Chaos data center, and the addition of the Twintania World to the Light data center.
Post-Release Patch Schedule:
16th July 2019: Patch 5.01 – Launch of the normal difficulty high-level raid, Eden
30th July 2019: Patch 5.05 – Launch of the savage difficulty Eden raid and the new treasure hunt dungeon, Lyhe Ghiahl; release of the Allagan tomestone of Phantasmagoria currency.
The Letter from the Producer LIVE can be watched in full here.