) has word that the Windows version of Final Fantasy XI (though they've
scrambled their Roman numerals) will be shipping to North America in late
October. Word is: "The first edition of the popular series to go online has
already been released in Japan and counts over 250,000 registered users to-date.
Owners of the PC version will be able to play in the same world as those playing
the game on the PlayStation 2. No new details were forthcoming on the console
version of the game, which will be released “in conjunction” with the debut
of the PS2’s hard disk drive, whenever that is."