Final Fantasy XIV Sales Suspended Due To Ongoing Server Issues
The release of the Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker expansion has made the long running MMORPG extraordinarily popular as of late, so much so that, as an unfortunate side effect, players have had trouble logging in due to server congestion and assorted errors. The majority of these issues have continued from the Early Access period of the Expansion through its full release, and as such Square Enix has announced that the sale of Final Fantasy XIV is being temporarily suspended.
Final Fantasy XIV game director Naoki Yoshida took to the game’s official blog site to provide an update on the ongoing server congestion issues. Yoshi-P first touches upon compensation, announcing that 14 additional days of game time will be offered to subscribers on top of the 7 days previously announced. “We are aware that the long waiting times to log into the game are preventing players from playing, and for this, we sincerely apologize,” said Yoshi-P.
In response to this, we recently granted 7 days of game time, but now we will also be granting an additional 14 days.”
In order to mitigate further server congestion issues, Square Enix will be halting the sale and delivery of Final Fantasy XIV Starter Edition and Complete Edition, effectively making it so that those already in possession of the game or simply looking to purchase the Endwalker expansion can login. Further, Free Trial players will be unable to login outside of late night and early morning hours, and new Free Trial registrations will be suspended.
The temporary suspension of sales for Final Fantasy XIV will roll out over the next few days, though it should do much to alleviate the server congestion issues affecting subscribers. In the meantime, at least we’ve over half a month of free game time to enjoy as compensation for the issues.
Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker is now playable on PC, PS4, and PS5.
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