The Art of Final Fantasy XIV Online

The Art of Final Fantasy XIV Online
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If there’s one thing fans already know, it’s that Final Fantasy XIV Online is one of the most beautiful MMORPGs ever made. From beautiful player characters to intricate monster designs, gorgeous environments and sprawling, detailed dungeons, everywhere you look is a feast for the eyes.

Raid bosses are where these design sensibilities collide. These powerful foes encompass every part of Final Fantasy XIV‘s art design, from their individual looks to the complex lairs they inhabit.

Below are just a few examples of this fine work, all from artists within the Final Fantasy XIV Online concept art team. They depict the Primals, the bosses for the Eden raid series from the Shadowbringers expansion. Each reimagines famous gods and monsters in the vein of beloved Final Fantasy summons.

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Image: “Garuda from the First”/Tetsu Tsukamoto, Character Concept Artist

 

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Image: “Ifrit CC from the First”/”Marina Otani, Character Concept Artist

 

The Art of Final Fantasy XIV Online
Image: “Ifrit from the First”/Marina Otani, Character Concept Artist

 

 

The Art of Final Fantasy XIV Online
Image: “Leviathan from the First”/Tetsu Tsukamoto, Character Concept Artist

 

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Image: “Ramuh from the First (Details)”/Nobuyoshi Mihara, Character Concept Artist

 

The Art of Final Fantasy XIV Online
Image: “Ramuh from the First”/Nobuyoshi Mihara, Concept Character Artist

 

The Art of Final Fantasy XIV Online
Image: “Shiva (ice) from the First”/Hiroyuki Nagamine, Character Concept Artist

 

The Art of Final Fantasy XIV Online
Image: “Titan from the First”/Yusuke Mogi, Character Concept Artist

If you’re interested in more art from Final Fantasy XIV Online, there are plenty of options. FFXIV has so much great art that Square Enix has begun collating them in various coffee table art books. You can find books based around the game’s expansions like Heavensward, Shadowbringers, and Stormblood. Some expansions have so much art that they end up with two or three artbooks of their own. Always keep an eye on Amazon and the official FFXIV store for art book drops, as they’re very popular among collectors and fans.

Comments

  • I can’t believe you wrote this article and didn’t link to the commercially available FFXIV books (on Amazon even)! The seven books (only one book for ARR and two per expansion) up to Shadowbringers are all up at the moment with the full suite of concept art and designs and are relatively affordable. They’re in Japanese, but don’t worry because the books have almost no text anyway and if you just want the art you’ll be fine.

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