Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will go back on sale on January 25, 2022, having been pulled from digital storefronts more than a month ago due to server issues.
However, speaking on the game’s website, Final Fantasy XIV Director & Producer, Naoki Yoshida, confirming the game will once again be available to purchase digitally later this month.
Square Enix is set to open a new data centre for Oceania territories on January 25 with five separate worlds, with Yoshida-san commenting “there should be more than enough room for everyone in Oceania to transfer over.” The Home World Transfer service will resume the following day, and allows players move to a different world, “with the exception of transfers to certain congested worlds.”
In the event servers continue to experience extreme levels of congestion, we may consider suspending digital sales again. We are aware that certain Worlds are experiencing high server traffic at peak times, and while some may consider this decision to resume sales to be premature, we ask for your understanding in this matter.
Final Fantasy XIV was originally released in 2010 for the PC, but was plagued with numerous bugs and was a bit of a disaster all things considered. Square Enix late revamped the game as Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, which was a huge success and eventually came to PS3, PS4, and PS5.
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