|Final Fantasy XI|
|Designer(s)|| Hiromichi Tanaka (game producer)|
Hironobu Sakaguchi (executive producer)
Koichi Ishii (game director)
Nobuyoshi Mihara (character designer)
Yoshitaka Amano (image illustrator, title logo designer)
Ryosuke Aiba (art director)
Nobuo Uematsu (sound producer, composer)
Naoshi Mizuta (composer)
Kumi Tanioka (composer)
|Release date(s)|| PlayStation 2|
JP May 16, 2002
|Rating(s)|| ESRB: T (Teen) (13+)|
OFLC: G8+ (PC) and PG (Xbox 360)
CERO: B (Ages 12 and up)
|Platform(s)||PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360|
|System requirements||(Windows) Pentium III 800Mhz CPU, Windows 2000/Windows XP, 128 MB RAM, 4X CD-ROM drive, DirectX 8.1, NVIDIA GeForce or ATI Radeon 9000 or higher, 6 GBs free disk space. Internet (TCP/IP) connection required.|
|Input||Keyboard, mouse, joystick, DualShock, or Xbox 360 controller|
Final Fantasy XI (ファイナルファンタジーXI ,Fainaru Fantajī Irebun?), also known as Final Fantasy XI Online, is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed and published by Square (later Square Enix) as part of the Final Fantasy series. It was released in Japan on Sony's PlayStation 2 on May 16, 2002, and was released for Microsoft's Windows-based personal computers in November 2002. The PC version was released in North America on October 28, 2003, and the PlayStation 2 version on March 23, 2004. In Europe, only the Windows version was released, on September 17, 2004. An Xbox 360 version was released worldwide in April 2006 for all regions, as the system's first MMORPG and the first cross-platform MMORPG. The Xbox 360 version does not require an Xbox Live Gold account.
The story is set in the fantasy world of Vana'diel, where tasks can be performed to improve a character's powers or to complete quests. Players are able to customize a character that they will guide through the story. There are also thousands of quests that allow players to gain various rewards, as well as a growing number of player versus player competitions.
- Akihiko Matsui, former Battle Director, became the Director of Final Fantasy XI on September 1st, 2010.