Square Enix Shows How to Kill an MMO, Final Fantasy XIV Comes to an End with Trailer

Square Enix’s latest massively multiplayer online game (also known as Final Fantasy XIV) is being taken offline. How would you mark such an occasion? How about releasing a trailer with some of the best animation in recent memory? The “End of an Era” cinematic trailer marks the end of the short-lived MMO at the same time it promotes the upcoming Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Hopefully, the upcoming reboot will not be completely flawed.

A Realm Reborn will receive a complete overhaul that will address many of the game’s issues. Some of these changes include a new server system, a new graphics engine, redesigned field maps and a renewed user interface, among others.

Both the PC and PlayStation 3 versions of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn are expected to come out in 2013.