Players of the acclaimed Final Fantasy XIV Online will soon be able to enjoy a new challenge thanks to the Final Fantasy XIV Online GO app, announced last week.
GO is short for Gathering Outdoors, an app that literally adds a new dimension to the Final Fantasy XIV Online experience, allowing players to come out and collect Eorzea’s natural resources in the real world. These can then be used to manufacture objects and equipment within the game.
“We want to give a sense of freedom,” says Haimikich Fischer, vice president of innovation at Square Enix. “We want to make sure that over 10 million players can gather resources where and when they want, without the restrictions of their PCs or their consoles. FINAL FANTASY XIV Online GO creates this freedom by connecting the physical to the digital world, and at the same time promotes social interactions between members of our fantastic community.”
By downloading the app, players can enjoy the combination of the cutting-edge software of Square Enix and the geolocation tools of their mobile phones, on which they will receive notifications about the collection points and natural resources present in their area. When you get close enough to a collection point, you can collect the resource by simply touching the screen, just like inside the game. Final Fantasy XIV Gil is an important part of the game. Without these currencies, you won’t be able to realize success in the game.
In addition to the app, a unique accessory will be available for use in conjunction with players’ mobile phones, which is the Final Fantasy XIV Online GO Harvesting Stick.
The Harvesting Stick converts the player’s mobile phone into a pickaxe’s ax, a botanist’s ax or a fishing rod, for use in the real world to gather resources as you would within the game. The Harvesting Stick also increases the success rate of 100% collection.
Speaking of FINAL FANTASY XIV Online GO and the Harvesting Stick, Adalberta Gardner, chief designer of Amajina Apps, said: “This is the most immersive experience of an MMORPG ever created so far for players of any level and an essential accessory for those who love gathering.”