I am pleased to announce the launch of the long-awaited FINAL FANTASY Test Server. This marks a milestone in a new era that began with the establishment of the official forums, bringing our development team and user community ever closer together with the goal of providing the highest quality product to FINAL FANTASY XI players everywhere.

Due to file size and download protocol limitations, the server client is available for the Windows PC platform only. Furthermore, as the server will focus on still-in-development content and features, we ask for your patience and understanding with the occasional issues and instabilities that will undoubtedly occur.

With the establishment of this server, FFXI development will shift gradually from a semimonthly update schedule to one in which new content can continually be tested and released as soon as it is complete. In the meantime, the test server will offer a preview of features in the works for the upcoming version update. We look forward to your participation and receiving your valuable feedback on the forums.

The development team and I will listen closely to your voices as we endeavor to bring even greater challenges and excitement to the world of Vana’diel.

We hope that you will continue to enjoy your adventures with us for a long time to come.


Hiromichi Tanaka