FINAL FANTASY XI is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). The original version of the game was released in May 2002 in Japan, October 2003 in North America and September 2004 in Europe, with a subscriber base now in excess of 500,000 active accounts.
With the release of the Xbox 360 version, Square Enix will be expanding its cross-platform strategy, making FINAL FANTASY XI available to a much wider audience. Players will be able to choose their hardware and play on the same servers as existing gamers. The powerful next-generation capabilities of the Xbox 360 will provide a much more dynamic and visually impressive gateway to Vana'diel - the world of FINAL FANTASY XI.
At today's Microsoft TGS Press Conference, it was announced that the online beta for FINAL FANTASY XI will begin later this year with additional details to come prior to the console's launch in Japan this December.
Today, Square Enix released new screenshots of the Xbox 360 version of FINAL FANTASY XI.