Final Fantasy XI
Developed by Square Enix Creative Studios, Final Fantasy XI (also called Final Fantasy Online) was the first massively multiplayer online roleplaying game based on the famous Final Fantasy series. It was originally released in Japan for the Playstation 2 and Microsoft Windows in May, 2002. It would later become available for the Xbox 360. Support for the Playstation 2 and Xbox 360 versions ended in March, 2016, leaving only the Microsoft Windows version still running today.
How Many People Play Final Fantasy XI?
We estimate the daily player count of Final Fantasy XI to be 27,032, with a total player base of 1,422,733.
- Subscribers: 1,422,733
- Daily Players: 27,032
- Genres: RPG, Massively Multiplayer
- Platforms: PlayStation 2, PC, Xbox 360
- Released: 2002-11-07
The Players and Daily login numbers are estimations based on subscriber numbers and online sentiment.
Final Fantasy XI Description
Final Fantasy XI is set in the high fantasy world of Vana'diel. Each major region in the world is divided into zones, which include outdoor areas, cities, towns, wilderness, and dungeons. There are six city-states in Vana'diel that players can travel to, such as The Republic of Bastok, Federation of Windurst, Empire of Aht Urhgan, Adoulin, Jeuno, and the Kingdom of San D'Oria.
Players in Final Fantasy XI create their characters using the franchise's familiar Job system. After choosing one of the playable races (Elvaan, Hume, Galka, Mithra, and Tarutaru), players choose one of the 6 basic jobs: Black Mage, White Mage, Monk, Warrior, Red Mage, and Thief. Once a character reaches level 30, advanced jobs are unlocked, which increases the options for skills and abilities. Some advanced jobs requires fulfillment of quests, such as the Dark Knight which requires slaying 100 creatures using the Chaosbringer great sword.
Final Fantasy XI received many expansions from Rise of Zilart to Seekers of Adoulin, as well as add-ons, which expanded the content. Major and minor missions in Final Fantasy XI come in the form of Stories. There are numerous Story missions that reward players with experience, loot, and other benefits. There are also Campaign Battles and other activities that players can participate in to progress their levels, including crafting and hobbies such as fishing, clamming, gardening, and raising Chocobos.