'Final Fantasy XIV' will go back on sale on January 25th
New players will be able to make digital copies of Final Fantasy XIV again starting on January 25th, game director and producer Naoki Yoshida has been announced in a long position. Square Enix halted the physical and digital sales of the game in mid - December last year, as it was doing too well to handle what the company could handle at the time. People have to wait hours to get in when they try to play at peak times, as the “dense density of playing hours… is much higher than [the game's] server capability. "Unfortunately, the developer was unable to add more guards before then. Walker expansion was released due to global semiconductor shortage.
In his post, Yoshida explained the steps the company is taking to deal with the game’s high density levels. Initially, Square Enix will also bring its Oceanian Data Center online on January 25 and open up five new Worlds from scratch so that everyone in Oceania can move over for a better experience. The global mobility service is currently suspended, but will resume on January 26 - in addition, those moving to the new Oceanian Worlds will be able to do so for free.
Yoshida has also revealed that Square Enix has been working to expand its Japanese, European and North American data centers. The company explained that due to a global semiconductor shortage, it took some time to get the necessary parts to bring them online. Of course, it needs to set up the new data centers in stages, as there is still a hard time to secure the necessary server equipment.
For North America, the first phase of the expansion will take place sometime in August 2022, and will see four new Worlds go online. The second phase will be implemented in the summer of 2023 and will open four more Worlds. For Japan, the developer plans to add one more logical data center to the three conventions to reduce the number of Worlds for each of them. The European expansion will also take place in two phases, the first of which is scheduled for July 2022 and will bring four new online Worlds. In the summer of 2023, Square Enix will establish one new logical data center with eight new Worlds in Europe.
“Again, I want to apologize for the delay in server expansion caused by the global semiconductor shortage,” Yoshida wrote. It also demanded players' understanding of the resumption of game sales, even though some might think the decision is premature. Square Enix will monitor server stability after resume sales and may restart free trials if all goes well. However, in case attendees “continue to experience real density levels” despite all the steps it takes, the developer may consider launching digital sales. off again.
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