Now that Final Fantasy IX is available for public consumption, Square's ordinarily hushed public relations department have made a precious few official statements regarding the series' next two installments. Final Fantasies X and XI will progressively integrate the forthcoming PlayOnline network, and Square will be allotting itself extra time to refine the massive project at each stage.
Final Fantasy X is still officially on track for Japanese release by the end of March; however, its PlayOnline functionality will not become operable until fall next year. Final Fantasy XI has been given a new official rescheduling for spring 2002, and will fully incorporate the PlayOnline network; the extra development time will be used for testing PlayOnline. More on each of these highly anticipated RPGs is available in RPGamer's Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy XI coverage.