Well hello everyone. I am not going to even describe how exited I am for FFXIV as I was like a 12 year old girl in her first Justin Timberlake concert First Row kinda deal when I heard the news. Now Before I go into my in-depth explanation of the two new Races in the LOGO (Yes you can see them in the logo, more on that later) I have to say you must have a deep understanding of all the games in the Tactics series and more specifically Vagrant Story to understand where FFXIV is going with all of its job system, look, feel and most importantly ( and yes to me the selling point) The New Art style.
Lets begin with the Races:
AT LEAST TWO NEW RACES IN THE LOGO CHECK THE LOGO BELOW WITH EXPLANATIONS AND RACES VISIBLE IN THE LOGO.
Now you can see the Moogle clearly in the middle with her ears flapping all over the place, it is so evident its not even funny. More obscure is even the Lizard race right under where the final fantasy letter logo appears. It looks reptilian in nature but also aquatic.
As for the third possible new race it could very well be another lizard or as apparent by the feathers in the back of the possible head a new bird race( Possible horns on head also). Now I can confirm the Moogle is there and the lizard also, the third race im not so sure. As for the circle theory in the logo it is from Tactics Progression in my opinion, as evident by the position of the jobs in The circle its the same as when changing jobs in the tactics games.
I am doing mega research into all my files as to what lies in store for the game but rest assured if it is there I can find it. Enjoy and let the speculation begin !!! Also please post any new info you guys come accross so I can keep researching. In case no one noticed in the official website the mithra has a dancer type outfit next to the horned little guy (Gria maybe?) and the constant weapons over the drawing coupled with the glowing materia or magic is a clue as to what kind of system we will see. Notice most of the subjects in the drawings carry some sort of pouch and potion or materia. Also notice the lizard in the drawing next to the table to the right, if that is not a clue I dont know what is.