Final Fantasy XIV Data Center Travel Lets You Visit Your Stubborn Friends
The Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker expansion announced last night will precede a brand new story following the conclusion of the Tale of Gods Light and Dark. While there’s plenty of new content to be excited for when the expansion releases later this year, game director Naoki Yoshida also detailed some of the new system additions and tweaks that will be implemented upon the arrival of 6.0. One such addition is that of the highly-requested Data Center Travel system, which will let you visit those stubborn friends of yours that might’ve refused to hop servers due to prior commitments. You all know who you are, no judgement!
As revealed by Yoshi-P, the Data Center Travel system coming to Final Fantasy XIV will have similar restrictions to the World Visit System, though players will need to make the necessary changes ‘outside’ of Final Fantasy XIV – presumably through the Mog Station – before logging back in. This will allow players to move freely to other data centers temporarily in order to “party up with their friends, take screenshots, and have a lot of fun.”
Naturally the initial spat of questions that flooded last night’s Twitch chat involved concerns that such a system would negatively effect data center and world economies. According to Yoshi-P there was a similar worry prior to the launch of the World Visit System, though any effects ended up being negligible. The team promises to run simulations to ensure that nothing egregious will occur, though there isn’t really any internal concern that something like that will happen.
Final Fantasy XIV is now available for PC and PS4, and will be releasing for PS5 at some point likely this year. The game’s Endwalker expansion will be releasing in Fall 2021.
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