News FFXIV: A Realm Reborn Digital Sales Put On Hold
posted on 2013-08-28 23:55 EDT
Square Enix announced yesterday that it is putting digital sales of its Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn massive multiplayer online game on temporary hold. The game launched yesterday but limited server capacities kept players from logging into the revamped game. Square Enix posted an updated status today detailing the situation:
Since the start of early access on Saturday, August 24th, an enormous amount of users have been logging in to the game. As such, the number of users logging in has been increasing at a rate that is much higher than what we had originally anticipated. To ensure that we maintain a quality level of service for everyone, we have been setting restrictions on both the creation of characters as well as adjusting the number of users that are able to log in. We are well aware that these restrictions are a source of frustration for our users who are waiting to play.
To address this matter, we are currently working on introducing new Worlds and enhancing the performance of the login and match making processes on both the Japanese and North American & European data centers. This operation is expected to be completed at the beginning of next week.
The game's beta test wrapped on August 19 and players who pre-ordered the title were able to log in early on Saturday.
Square Enix released Final Fantasy XIV Online for personal computers in September 2010. After criticism from fans, the company revealed an updated version of the game titled Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn that adds a new world and story. The game is also planned for PlayStation 4 in 2014.