FFXIV vs New World – Who Will Reign Supreme?In this article you will get a brief introduction to FFXIV and New World, learn about what makes each game unique and different, learn more about the characters, which methods you can use to get in-game currency and which game I prefer. Let’s dive in!
New WorldNew World is an open-world MMO, that was set to release on August 31st 2021 but after another delay will release on September 28th 2021 for PC only. The game is somewhat unique as it takes a different approach than other MMO’s. There are almost no quests. You start the game with a few “objectives”, which mostly guide you to unlock core features of the game and then it pretty much becomes a huge sandbox whereby you can play how you like, and do what you like, at your own pace, in your own time. New World has had a very successful closed beta but that’s not to say that the game hasn’t been under some bad spotlight. Nevertheless, there are plenty of players waiting for this game to fully release so they can explore the island of Aeternum. Myself included. I was fortunate enough to play the beta and therefore will be able to provide you with more information about this exciting upcoming game, further down below. The game has also not fully yet been released, so information provided in this article can change at any time, should the developers feel the need to change things up. An open beta is coming on September 9th – 12th 2021 so everyone can jump into New World and see what it has to offer. Keep in mind beta progress will be wiped and won’t be carried over to the main game. You can also buy new world coins from NewWorldGolds in advance.
Final Fantasy XIV (FFXIV)Where to even begin with this game? It’s been around since 2013 and has had around 32.75 million players playing the game. FFXIV definitely needs no introduction. I have always been a huge fan of the Final Fantasy franchise, falling in love with the series back on PlayStation 1 when I first played Final Fantasy 7 and met Cloud Strife and Sephiroth. (Probably one of the most badass villains to ever grace a game.) FFXIV keeps true to the spirit of previous Final Fantasy games by occasionally hosting in-game crossover events whereby you can earn cosmetic items that represent characters from previous game. (Such as Cloud Strife’s hair) Final Fantasy 14 has received numerous awards and is currently ranked 3 out of a list of 127 MMO games. Even though the game was released in 2013, the game is very much alive thanks to the continuous release of story-rich expansions and DLC's. Such expansions include:
- Endwalker which should hopefully be here around November this year.
So, what differences are there?
Differences at a quick glance (player base/activity)
|Rank||#17 out of 127 MMO games||#3 out of 127 MMO games|
|Total Players||5.01 million (not an accurate representation of the games player base as this was a closed beta)||32.57 million players|
|Genre||Action, Adventure, RPG, MMO||RPG, MMO|
|Platform||PC only||PS4, PS5, PC|
|Release date||Currently delayed to 28th September 2021||27th August 2013|