Square Enix is suspending sales and delivery Final Fantasy XIV The starter version and the full version, because they both work so well and the company can’t keep up. The decision applies to both the physical and digital versions of the game and will be implemented in the coming weeks. It’s a gradual process that will take some time and will require coordination with retail partners – for now, both versions are still available on digital game stores – but the company says it will coordinate with those partners “as soon as possible”.
FFXIV Players suffer from long queues since Endwalker Expansion Came out in late November. They still have to wait for hours to get to the server and be able to play the game. In its announcement, Square Enix made it clear that it should stop FFXIV Sales because “the intense focus of hours of play… far exceeds [its] Server capacity, especially during peak times. “The developer previously said that they are unable to add more worlds or servers before Endwalker Its release to ensure that it can accommodate all players due to the global shortage of semiconductors.
FFXIV Director and producer Naoki Yoshida issued an apology in early December for the ongoing issue and granted seven days of free play time to all players who own the full version of the game and have an active subscription. In his latest post, he said Square Enix is now giving these players an extra 14 days.
In addition to stopping FFXIV Sales, the company will prioritize logins for people with an active subscription going forward. It will no longer accept free trial subscriptions, and existing free trial players will no longer be able to log in outside the late night and early morning hours.
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