We all know that the FINAL FANTASY series has cemented its place in history as one of the torchbearers for the RPG genre, so it should come as no surprise that they’re setting records along the way.
SQUARE ENIX announced today that it has been awarded with three Guinness World Records set by games within the seminal FINAL FANTASY series. The awards were presented on stage during the European FINAL FANTASY XIV Fan Festival event held in Frankfurt, Germany.
FINALY FANTASY was awarded for being the Most Prolific Role Playing Game Series. As of February 15, 2017, the FINAL FANTASY name has been attached to 87 different RPG titles.
FINAL FANTASY XIV received two specific world record titles: the first – Longest End Credits in an MMO game – is in recognition of the 1 hour and 38 minute length of the end credits of FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn. The extended length of the credits is due mostly to the fact that the Realm Reborn version of FINAL FANTASY XIV contained the names of each player of the original version of the game released in 2010, which was well known for being a little less than extraordinary.
The second Guinness record was for the Most Original Pieces of Music in a Videogame (including expansions). FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn features 384 individual pieces of music recorded specifically for the game – 280 from the main game and 104 from the 2015 expansion Heavensward.
Stephen Daultrey, Editor of the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition said, “It is testament to both the size and longevity of the FINAL FANTASY franchise that it can break Guinness World Records titles that are broad, eclectic, and landmark as these ones.”
The FINAL FANTASY series continues its march towards world domination with the release of FINAL FANTASY XIV’s next expansion, Stormblood, on June 20, 2017.