Is the FFXIV Immersive Gamepack Worth Getting?

ESTNN Reviews Immerse Gamepack FFXIV

A quick visit to Embody's page and the FFXIV Immersive Gamepack promises the following:

  • Play FINAL FANTASY XIV in 3D Spatial Audio, not just surround sound
  • Designed in collaboration with the FINAL FANTASY XIV sound team
  • Enhanced clarity and separation of in-game SFX
  • Accurately hear sounds above and behind your character
  • Compatible with all headsets
  • Supports sample rates up to 384kHz

This might sound exciting at first but to the average person, most of those words just sound like gibberish. Once enabled and set up, the Immersive Soundpack will create a unique sound profile for you that will dynamically mix 3D sound.

While the game natively supports 3D sound with some audio devices it's great by any means. But through some kind of witchcraft, the Immersive Gamepack can emulate 3D sound for stereo headphones.

So if you're willing to pay a little extra for your Final Fantasy XIV experience, it really comes down to what you value while spending time in Eorzea. As someone who logs into XIV to hang out, gather, craft, and focus on the more casual side of things I've gotten my money's worth out of it.

FFXIV is a great game to just hang out and the Immersive Soundpack can definitely improve that experience. It certainly made me turn up my environmental audio all the way up to appreciate the virtual sounds of nature.

If you're still on edge about it, Embody offers a 30-day free trial on their website.

With the latest 6.4 patch, the Immersive Gamepack has also received its 2.0 update and is currently on sale until June 21, 2023, for $13,99 USD instead of the usual $19,99 USD.

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