We'll get details on the PlayStation 3 version of Final Fantasy XIV around the time of Tokyo Game Show, Famitsu reveals this week as part of an interview with the game's development staff.
This appears to suggest that Square Enix won't be sharing PlayStation 3 version details during FFXIV's stage event at the weekend's Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Event. Tokyo Game Show will be held this year from 9/20 to 9/23.
Famitsu also reveals some of the user interface changes players can expect on PS3. Different from the PC version, the PS3 will not show all those horizontally lined-up icons. Additionally, the designers' are attempting to fit all main commands into eight items.
Targeting is also being evolved for the PS3 version (this may be for the PC version as well). You'll be able to select from within the targeting circle.
I'm not much of a mage person (despite having Summoner leveled in FFXI), but it sounds pretty interesting from the way they've described it. More of a pet class than a mage, really.
This is Arcanist:
Main weapon is "Book", going to be a pet class, and will most probably make it at ARR launch.
- Puts DOTs on enemies
- Debuffs enemies
There are 2 types of Carbuncle: Tank-type, Caster-type (they're going to be different visually)
Summoner is going to summon a piece of the Primals, similar to FFXI. We aren't really summoning them, that's what we get to do with the Free Company Summon System. Instead, we are summoning their essense. A fraction of themselves.
So, Arcanist will use Carbuncle for DoT, Tanking, and Casting purposes. Summoner, on the other hand, will be able to summon the essense of the Primals. Makes sense.