FFXI is a good game, and I enjoyed playing it on launch day for PC way back in October of 2004. Picked it up a few times after that again... but still its not huge game. It took far too much time to find a party and get going to play, you had to have at least 3 hours at a time to play the game...

FFXIV looks like FFXI only in HD. Good thing I have a PC to play it on should I choose to. But I don't think it is a major announcement like many are saying. They need more info about the game out and then we can see.

Also I don't know how the FFXI community is counted, the 2 million listed above might include people with multiple accounts and multiple characters for each account. How many characters counted might be mules? 2 million sounds feasible, but I don't know...