And doubly especially because it's actually going to be Final Fantasy Fourteen???
Yes, they announced it today at E3.
They kinda slipped it in as a trailer, but Square-Enix has announced that, in 2010, they will release Final Fantasy XIV Online.
The biggest part of it?? PS3 ONLY.
PS3-exclusive FFXIV. And I don't think I need to speculate too much as to why... The game cannot be rendered robust in a PC-environment (thanks to the botters and the RMT people), and the XLax can't handle it.
So, I'll leave the question up there in the subject line...
ON EDIT: Saw the trailer.
It's basically FFXI for the PS3, it looks like. About the only real draw Square-Enix can give for this is that this is going to remove a lot of the PC bullshit from the process.
SECOND EDIT: I got a few notes saying that they are planning to put XIV on Windows, according to the official site. Let's just say that that, at least IMODO, would be the biggest mistake they could make.
And all they have to do is take one look at Vana'diel.