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Shadowbringers is a new Final Fantasy XIV expansion, coming 2019

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Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers

A new Final Fantasy XIV expansion dubbed Shadowbringers was announced today at Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival. The new content is scheduled for a summer 2019 release and will also include multiple new jobs as well as increased level cap.

Square Enix's MMO Final Fantasy XIV is about to widen with a new Shadowbringers expansion, announced 16 November 2018. Game producer Naoki Yoshida revealed the new content at Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival along with new jobs and a new playable race. Shadowbringers will include new areas, new beast tribes and dungeons for players to explore. 

A new Blue Mage job has been revealed by Square Enix's president Yosuke Matsuda. The new job will be limited, and not connected to any other class. It will also come in 4.5 update, before the Shadowbringers expansion. Producer Yoshida also hinted that one of the new jobs is featured in the teaser trailer for Shadowbringers.

The trailer shows Thancred, one of the main NPCs from the game wielding a gunblade similar to those seen in previous Final Fantasy games. Some recent leaks revealed a Machinist job class so it's possible that's the one seen in the trailer. 

A new race is also coming to Final Fantasy XIV. Viera are the rabbit people from Final Fantasy Tactics Advance. Yoshida explained that Viera will be the last race they will add to the game as it's a pretty difficult task to do. The new race will release with the Shadowbringers expansion.

Other additions include a new series of endgame raids as well as a new feature in Final Fantasy XI’s Trust system which will allow NPCs to follow players through dungeons. With this feature, players will be able to finish the Shadowbringers story on their own.

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More information about the Shadowbringers expansion will be revealed during the Fan Festival over the weekend. Until then, check out the teaser trailer.