An interesting meeting between the real and virtual world.
Final Fantasy XIV Online players will soon be able to use a new app called Final Fantasy XIV Online GO to bring the world of Eorzea into the real world as well.
GO is short for Gathering Outdoors and is an app that literally adds a new dimension to the Final Fantasy XIV Online experience, allowing players to come out and collect Eorzea’s natural resources in the real world. These can then be used to manufacture objects and equipment within the game. A similar game system similar to that of Pokemon GO.
By downloading the app, players can use the geolocation of their mobile phones to get notifications about the collection points and natural resources in their area. When you get close enough to a collection point, you can collect the resource by simply touching the screen, just like inside the game.
In addition to the app, a unique accessory will be available for use in conjunction with players’ mobile phones, which is the Final Fantasy XIV Online GO Harvesting Stick.
The Harvesting Stick converts the player’s mobile phone into a pickaxe’s ax, a botanist’s ax or a fishing rod, for use in the real world to gather resources as you would within the game. The Harvesting Stick also increases the success rate of 100% collection.