Final Fantasy 14 free companion app now available
As if you weren't playing it too much already; Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn now has a free companion app to keep you going while you're out and about. Final Fantasy 14: Libra Eorzea is now available, free, from the Apple App Store to keep you up to date with what's happening in the phenomenal MMORPG from your iOS devices. An Android version is in development, set for release in early October.
The app features both online and offline functionality; tools like the game database can be accessed without a connection, while character information, specific to your account, can be checked online via your FFXIV account. The app complements both the PS3 and PC versions of the game.
The offline database is HUGE, offering insight into almost every facet of Eorzea, from item and quest statistics to achievements and NPC information. At present, the app is a little bare, a lot of information is still missing from item data etc. Features like maps, or even a messaging system would make for handy future additions, but all in all this is a great little tool, and will surely make it's way onto your main menu. With a lot of upcoming games focusing on app integration, (Destiny and Watchdogs, to name 2 heavy-hitters) the companion app is becoming more and more prominent as game development progresses.
A future update to the app is also in development; scheduled to be a purchasable upgrade, it will allow you access to the in-game marketplace, so you can trade and share your MMO loot, when things are getting slow at the office.