Square Enix’s Naoki Yoshida revealed during a recent Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker hands-on event that the MMORPG has surpassed 24 million players worldwide, making it by far the most profitable entry in the venerable franchise to date.
The milestone was achieved 11 years after Final Fantasy XIV was originally released for the PC, although since then it obviously received a considerable overhaul with the re-launched version, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Back in 2015, the game stood at four million players, before hitting 10 million by the time Stormblood launched in 2017.
You all know just how hard things were for us with the original Final Fantasy 14. Since then, we were able to transform the title into one that provides a major contribution to our company’s profits.
It’s perhaps unbecoming of me to say but in terms of our business, we’ve been able to achieve great success. Moving forward, we’re going to spare no expense with our investments to ensure that this game continues to be one which our players can enjoy.
Final Fantasy XIV is just one of a few games that have been released across three generations of consoles. A Realm Reborn launched for the PS3 and later arrived on PS4, before finally getting support for PS5 earlier this year.
PSU was lucky enough to attend the Endwalker preview, and you can read some of our impressions below:
- Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker Locations Preview
- Jobs In Final Fantasy XIV
- Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker The Tower Of Zot Preview
[Source – IGN]