A new technology transforms real-world locations into collection points and players’ cell phones into instruments.
Players of the acclaimed Final Fantasy XIV Online will soon be able to enjoy a new challenge thanks to the Final Fantasy XIV Online GO app, announced these days. Remember to stay tuned at FFXIV4GIL for more FFXIV news, tips, guides and even cheap Final Fantasy XIV Gil.
GO is the abbreviation of Gathering Outdoors, an app that literally adds a new dimension to the experience of FINAL FANTASY XIV Online, allowing players to go out and collect Eorzea’s natural resources in the real world. These can then be used to manufacture objects and equipment within the game.
“We want to give a sense of freedom”, says Haimirich Fischer, vice president of innovation at SQUARE ENIX. “We want to make sure that more than 10 million players can gather resources where and when they want, without the restrictions of their PCs or consoles.Future Fantasy XIV Online GO creates this freedom by connecting the physical world to the digital world, and same time promotes social interactions between members of our fantastic community. “
By downloading the app, players can enjoy the combination of the cutting-edge software of Square Enix and the geolocation tools of their mobile phones, on which they will receive notifications about the collection points and natural resources present in their area. When you get close enough to a collection point, you can collect the resource by simply touching the screen, just like inside the game.
In addition to the app, a unique accessory will be available for use in conjunction with players’ mobile phones, which is the Final Fantasy XIV Online GO Harvesting Stick.
The Harvesting Stick converts the player’s mobile phone into a pickaxe’s ax, a botanist’s ax or a fishing rod, for use in the real world to gather resources as you would within the game. The Harvesting Stick also increases the success rate of 100% collection.