I'm rather confident that there are more than 14 Final Fantasy games these days, but naming conventions aside, this relaunch is looking like a gorgeous MMO.
Of course, with the new engine it looks like the game will need a fair chunk of hardware to run; lets find out with the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn System Requirements...
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Minimum System Requirements
OS: Windows XP Service Pack 3
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 1.8GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+
RAM: 2GB System Memory
GPU: Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT or ATI Radeon HD 4770
DX: DirectX 9
HDD: 20 GB Free Hard Drive Space
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Recommended System Requirements
OS: Windows 7 64bit
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500T 2.3GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 970
RAM: 4GB System Memory
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GT 560 Ti or Radeon HD 7970
DX: DirectX 11
I beleive the first thing to say is Ouch. For the best performance in FFXIV: A Realm Reborn, you'll want to start with a Radeon 7970; for max settings, you may well want more. Having said that, the minimum requirements are not too high, and honestly, the graphics in the game do look gorgeous.
The game is a relaunch of the original Final Fantasy XIV MMO, which didn't look nearly as pretty; this version has new content and a new graphics engine, and is set in the storyline as a sequel to the previous game.
Are you needing more eye-bleedingly pretty MMO's in your life? Have you guys ever dived into the massive Final Fantasy universe before? Tell us below!