Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward trailer shows flying mounts, more

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With Final Fantasy XIV now fully reborn, it's time for the inevitable expansions. The first of these is rather clumsily entitled Heavensward, and adds flying mounts, new classes, and extra parts of the world. It also empretties (hey, I can make up words too) the MMO with new visual features, on account of it upgrading from DirectX 10 to DirectX 11. That's one better!

You can see how one better it is in the above video, which also shows off those flying mounts, packs of armoured war chocobos, and some big old battles against snarling beasties and giant armies—and which generally makes a pretty strong case for Square Enix's MMORPG.

Heavensward is out on the 23rd of June.

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.