When a game has been taken off the market, it’s rarely for good reasons, but Final Fantasy XIV was a special case. The game was so popular when its expansion was released Endwalker that the servers could no longer withstand the shock, forcing Square-Enix to withdraw the game from sale so as not to block the queues even more, and not to create bad first impressions for those who would begin the adventure. But after a month of scarcity, the game will finally return to stores.
A real reinforcement on the server side in July
It is Naoki Yoshida who himself announces the resumption of activities a little ahead of schedule, since the game will go on sale again on January 25 (at 9 a.m.), when bringing a new data center in Oceania online:
” Originally, we planned to open three Worlds first and then two more later, but after assessing the number of players in Oceania, we decided to make an extra effort to open all five Worlds from the start. We estimate that all players in Oceania who currently connect to Japanese, American or European data centers will be able to migrate to Oceania centers when they deem it necessary. »
The resumption of the home world change service will begin on January 26., and the travel system between data centers will arrive with version 6.1.
As for Europe, Square Enix is planning a two-phase data center expansion (the process is long due to the shortage of semiconductors in the world). The premiere will take place in July 2022, and will add two new worlds, while the second will be in the summer of 2023, for eight new worlds.
The producer apologizes again for all these problems, and promises that major improvements are coming in 2022 and 2023.