Final Fantasy XIV Online: Stormblood – Custom Console

THE GAME
Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood is the second expansion pack to the MMORPG A Realm Reborn. Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood was developed and published by SQUARE ENIX.

THE CHALLENGE
As part of SQUARE ENIX’s marketing campaign for Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood, which was available on PlayStation 4 and Windows, SQUARE ENIX commissioned us to create 50 custom consoles (with controllers).

ServicesCustom Console, Custom Controllers

TAKEOFF'S SOLUTION

TAKEOFF used the PlayStation 4 Pro as our base model and used assets including Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood’s keyart image for the top of the console using a mixture of creative printwork and paint techniques. The game’s main antagonist Zenos yae Galvus’s menacing glowing red eyes stare out at the player from behind his iconic armoured helmet.

The keyart was also used for the controllers, with the wispy clouds used to create a mysterious, almost-ethereal effect to complement the custom PlayStation 4 Pro’s dark, moody exterior. The custom PlayStations were competition prizes for SQUARE ENIX’s global partners (including Red Bull and JB Hi-Fi) to help attract lead data of players most interested in the IP.