UPDATE 1/14/2022 10:34 AM ET: Naoki Yoshida, Ultimate Fantasy XIV’s director and producer, introduced that new gamers will be capable to buy digital copies of the sport once more beginning on January twenty fifth. The unique story follows beneath.
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Ultimate Fantasy XIV has been killing it for the previous few weeks. The MMO recreation has gained a number of classes at The Recreation Awards. Sq. Enix simply launched its newest growth, Endwalker, and has change into a haven for World of Warcraft refugees. They’re presently working on all engines.
Feels like Sq. Enix and FFXIV director and producer, Naoki Yoshida is sitting fairly, proper? No, as a result of the sport’s servers are so bloated that individuals can’t play. Not solely can present prospects not play, however new prospects can’t even make new characters.
To treatment this, Sq. Enix has determined to quickly droop the sale and supply of Ultimate Fantasy XIV Starter and Full editions. Sure, for proper now, you possibly can’t purchase this common recreation.
There’s truly much more within the full launch right here, however right here’s the attention-grabbing half that the headline pulled you in on:
Suspending Supply of Bundle Variations and Short-term Suspension of Digital Model Gross sales
Gamers are presently experiencing extraordinarily lengthy wait occasions because of the dense focus of play hours which far exceed our server capability, particularly through the peak occasions, and so we’ve determined to quickly droop the sale and supply of FINAL FANTASY XIV Starter Version and Full Version. Moreover, though these with an lively subscription are prioritized to log in, Free Trial gamers are unable to log in exterior of late night time and early morning hours, and so we will even quickly droop new registrations for the Free Trial.
These short-term suspensions might be phased in over the following few days as we work with our retail companions. We might be coordinating with them as swiftly as doable, however please keep in mind that this might be a gradual course of.
The assertion additionally notes that present gamers can nonetheless improve their accounts and buy growth packs with out challenge. It additionally notes that the corporate has been “working in the direction of constructing a brand new logical information middle and including new Worlds,” however that COVID-19 and the accompanying semiconductor scarcity have hindered the method.
It’s going to be a tough one, for certain. Final week, I’d log in noon after which preserve myself from auto-logging out till I might play after work. I’ve watched handfuls of streamers sit in a login queue for hours. Final Saturday night, I sat in a queue for 4 hours.
With every part so clogged and no actual resolution within the instant future, will this have an effect on the success of Ultimate Fantasy XIV‘s Endwalker? Are we going to begin seeing individuals go away and play different video games like New World?
Solely time will inform, however I most actually have been in a position to get to the sixth web page of Fortnite’s new season and knocked out some missions in Halo: Infinite within the meantime.
UPDATE 1/14/2022 10:34 AM ET: Naoki Yoshida, Ultimate Fantasy XIV’s director and producer, introduced that new gamers will be capable to buy digital copies of the sport once more beginning on January twenty fifth.