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Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker’s popularity forces temporary halt on sales

Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker

Square Enix could have generated an excessive amount of Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker hype.

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It’s not usually {that a} product is so well-liked that sales must be paused — however that is what simply occurred with Final Fantasy XIV. Following the discharge of the sport’s most up-to-date enlargement pack, Endwalker, its on-line servers grew to become extra congested than developer Square Enix might deal with and the corporate suspended digital and retail sales, according to Final Fantasy XIV producer and director Naoki Yoshida in a weblog submit Wednesday.

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Final Fantasy XIV is a massively multiplayer on-line role-playing sport (MMORPG) … erh, a mouthful. Thousands of gamers can play on the similar time (on the identical server) and work together with the sport surroundings and one another. Endwalker’s great popularity is congesting Square Enix’s servers, making it generally inconceivable to play the sport. Square Enix already needed to prioritize gamers who absolutely bought the enlargement, and so free trial gamers have been unable to log in outdoors of late evening or early morning hours. 

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“Players are at the moment experiencing extraordinarily lengthy wait instances as a result of dense focus of play hours which far exceed our server capability, particularly in the course of the peak instances,” Yoshida wrote in The Lodenstone weblog.

Endwalker, launched Dec. 7, is the fourth enlargement for the sport. You should buy the standalone enlargement, however you too can buy the Starter Edition and Complete Edition, which embrace Endwalker, both digitally or bodily. It’s the latter editions that Square Enix has suspended, together with commercials for the sport.

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“These temporary suspensions might be phased in over the following few days as we work with our retail companions,” Yoshida wrote. “We might be coordinating with them as swiftly as potential, however please keep in mind that this might be a gradual course of.”

We’ve reached out to Square Enix on its anticipated time-frame in resuming sales, however it did not instantly reply. 

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