An article over at SCRAWL extracts mass quantities of information about Final Fantasy XIV Online from a video interview on the DVD of a Japanese magazine, Famitsu Wave. I clearly need to read up on this game more, as I've (embarrassingly) been completely clueless about it. I'm not very well versed in the worlds of FF, much less Final Fantaxy XI, which I absolutely should have played more -- maybe I need to fire that sucker up and give it a whirl again?
At any rate, if you want some spiffy info on FFXIV Online, straight from the developers, you can get a synopsis, along with the video itself at SCRAWL: Final Fantasy XIV 'Famitsu Wave' Interview Pours Information.
...BTW, I'm not sure how excited I should get about this game, but watching their teaser and checking out some screenshots, I'm thinking "gorgeous" would be a word that works. As usual, it's unclear how much of the visuals in their marketing gobbledy-gook is pre-rendered nonsense, but looking through the screenshots on the official Final Fantasy XIV Online site, they've got a stunner brewing at Square Enix. Zowie!
We'll see what claims of "You can trust that we plan to create a world of new possibilities that redefine the MMO" end up producing. I'm not sure exactly what that means, but it sounds good to me!