News Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Gets 1.5 Million Accounts
posted on 2013-10-26 12:50 EDT
The number of registered accounts for the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn massive multiplayer online game has surpassed 1.5 million. That figure includes registered users from all regions including Japan, North America, and Europe. The game launched for Windows PC and PlayStation 3 on August 27.
Square Enix put a temporary hold on digital sales of the game on August 28. People who pre-ordered the game got early access on August 24, and Square Enix reported that "an enormous amount of users" had been accessing the game since that date. The company added restrictions because limited server capacities kept players from logging into the revamped game. Square Enix said it was "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." The game's official website posted an update regarding character creation restrictions 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.