Final Fantasy XIV Temporarily Ran Out Of Digital Copies Following Massive Player Spike
Final Fantasy XIV is one of modern-day gaming’s most prominent comeback stories, with the MMO receiving a new lease on life under the moniker ‘A Realm Reborn’ thanks to the steady hand of game director Naoki Yoshida. The title has only grown in popularity over the years, and this past weekend it received such a massive surge of new players that Square Enix somehow managed to ‘run out’ of digital copies of the game on the Square Enix store.
As noted by u/Polydopamine (H/T IGN), this past weekend the Square Enix store ran out of stock of digital copies of Final Fantasy XIV, with potential buyers given the option to join a waiting list as is custom on that particular website. If that wasn’t enough, those that were able to snag a digital copy were unable to immediately jump into the action, as Final Fantasy XIV wasn’t allowing any new players to be created on any of its servers. The writer created a character on Mateus this past Saturday to attend a friend’s upcoming wedding, so it appears that both the above issues were relegated to Sunday.
As for why this happened in the first place, a few streams from popular World of Warcraft icon Asmongold likely had something to do with it. The streamer dipped his feet into Final Fantasy XIV earlier this month and, well, met a few eager players. Asmongold’s streams happened around the time Final Fantasy XIV reached its highest concurrent player count on Steam. It still doesn’t really explain how Square Enix managed to run out of digital inventory, but, it certainly helps rationalize things.
Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker is slated to release on November 23rd.
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