Final Fantasy XIV is one of Square Enix greatest hits and now it is coming to your as a series. Sony has announced a live action series based on Final Fantasy XIV.
“The live-action television series will tell an original story set in the fantastic world of Eorzea, based on Final Fantasy XIV, the franchise’s blockbuster online role-playing game. Since it first debuted in 2013, the online title has continued to delight and amass millions of players around the world year over year and only further cemented Final Fantasy as one of the most storied and influential franchises in gaming history.
Inspired directly by the world and characters of the title’s fourteenth installment, the project will embrace the bold and genre-bending sensibilities of the revered and long-running Final Fantasy series as it explores the struggle between magic and technology in a quest to bring peace to a land in conflict. Filled with iconic hallmarks of the title’s revered mythology—magitek and beastmen, airships and chocobos – the forthcoming series will feature a mixture of new and familiar faces. Those will, notably, include the live-action debut of Cid—one of the games’ central and most beloved characters who has appeared in almost every installment of the franchise to date.”
This is being done by the same people behind SyFy channel Expanse and the Witcher TV series for Netflix. . But the Sony President of television and pictures seems very excited by the project.
“Final Fantasy XIV and Eorzea are the perfect gateway into Final Fantasy for longtime fans and newcomers alike. This show is about embracing and embodying all of the elements that have made the mythos such an endlessly captivating phenomenon, and it’s an immense honor to be bringing all of Eorzea’s iconic characters, settings, and concepts—including fan-favorites like Cid and, of course, the chocobos – to life for a television audience.”Sony Pictures Television co-president Chris Parnell
But what about the company who will have to bring this epic fantasy to life? Well they have some words to on the fact they know the bar is high and they are up to it.
“Television is the ideal medium to capture the extraordinary depth, sophisticated themes, and unparalleled imagination of Final Fantasy and its multitude of unique and fully realized characters. We are working tirelessly to bring together artists from around the world who are united in honoring the extraordinary legacy of this franchise and its millions of fans around the world.”Hivemind Entertainment co-founder and co-president Jason Brown
But how will this work out? Again we are looking at something which will be unveiled with time as we await to see what the final product looks like. Good or bad the final judges will be us. Lets hope they get right.
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