After lying nearly dormant, even presumed extinct, for five years, there’s some new Final Fantasy XI story content coming soon. It’s not just a one-off, as Akihiko Matsui, the game’s producer, said the new content is part of a series of updates starting August 3.
The new Final Fantasy XI story update is called The Voracious Resurgence, and Matsui said players will need to have completed the Rhapsodies of Vana’diel — the last major content update — to access it.
There’s a small blurb accompanying the announcement on the official Final Fantasy XI site, offering some background on the journey ahead.
The Voracious Resurgence update revolves around strange eggs spoken of in Beastmen legends and appearing across Vana’diel. The story that unfolds around these eggs will take adventurers brave enough “… beyond the veil of death [to] unravel the tangled threads of a conspiracy that threatens the very fabric of the world.”
The August update includes a number of other adjustments, such as job set alterations, new items, and brand-new quests. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Final Fantasy XI news as it develops.