Square Enix will host a “Final Fantasy XIV Announcement Showcase” on February 5, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. PT / 8:30 p.m. ET, the company announced. The broadcast will include live interpretation from Japanese to English.
“We’ve got something else in store…” the Final Fantasy XIV official Twitter account teased. “We’ll be announcing cool things.”
While Square Enix did not share further information, the showcase is likely where it will announce the next Final Fantasy XIV expansion. The current expansion, Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers, was announced in November 2018. The previous expansion, Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood, was announced in October 2016. And the expansion before that, Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward, was announced in October 2014. The next expansion would have likely been announced at the Fan Fest originally scheduled for November, which was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.