Promotional artwork for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, by Kazuya Takahashi. Several of the jobs and races in the game are depicted: Hyur, Lalafell, Mi’qote, Roegadyn and Elezen. In Latin, the word “excelsior” means “loftier” or “higher”, often taken in the sense of “ever upward!” – a fitting motto, given the game’s troubled history. The release of Final Fantasy XIV was met with widespread negative feedback, prompting Square Enix to issue an apology and replace the development team. A Realm Reborn is the title of the relaunched version, sharing the original’s world and lore, but rebuilding the game itself entirely. It is currently in the Beta phase of testing, with a full release anticipated later this year.