Earlier this month, Square Enix released patch 6.01 for Final Fantasy XIV. The latest update seems to be changing the game primarily for the better, but not everyone is happy with a fix for the Labyrinthos Grapes. In this area, the fruit had a look that didn’t match the rest of the game, with a “low poly” design that was used to “alleviate system memory usage in the area.” Now Square Enix has fixed the crystal-like clusters, making the grapes look … a little more like what they do in real life. However, the change resulted in some sadness among fans, who adored the appearance of the grapes in Labyrinthos.
A side-by-side comparison between the original design and the new look can be found in @ clovermemories2’s Tweet embedded below.
– clovermemories (@ clovermemories2) December 21, 2021
Fans will no doubt get over the change quickly, but it’s interesting how many players are disappointed with it. On social media, there have been countless posts about the change. Low poly grapes may be gone, but they will live on forever in the hearts of Final Fantasy XIV Fans!
First released in 2013, Final Fantasy XIV has seen renewed interest in recent months. This interest has been spurred in a major way by streamers like Asmongold, who have gone from MMOs to World of warcraft. The interest was so great that Square Enix was forced to temporarily halt sales, due to server issues that resulted. Not all streamers love the game so much, however. Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek recently revealed that he is not a fan, stating that Final Fantasy XIV looks too much like a free game. Given such statements, it’s easy to see why Square Enix has made visual adjustments when and where it can!
Final Fantasy XIV is available now for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PC. You can check out all of our previous coverage of the game here.
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