To help deal with the ongoing congestion issues, game director Naoki Yoshida has announced more servers are being added to Final Fantasy 14.
With the launch of the latest expansion Endwalker, Yoshida had to take some drastic measures. Digital sales of the game were paused, and long-time players would be prioritised over trial players.
Now, in a blog post, Yoshida detailed how they are planning to deal with the congestion issues. Firstly, European players will be getting four new worlds added in July 2022. And in the summer of 2023, a new data centre with eight new worlds will also be added.
North American players will be getting a new data centre a bit earlier, in August this year, with four new worlds. Oceania based players also have something to look forward to. The Oceanic data centre will now be opening two weeks early, on January 15.
Plans for this data centre only included three worlds to start, with two being added later. But to help with congestion, they are adding all five to start with. And Square Enix will also be waiving all transfer fees. It’s great to see so many servers being added to Final Fantasy 14. Hopefully this will relieve some of the stress placed on the developers.
Fans who were hoping to try out the game due to the Endwalker launch are in luck too. January 25 will see the return of Final Fantasy 14 digital sales. The team is also working on various balance patches, as well as plans for the next big 7.0 patch. Yoshida teased plans for the end of February, so keep your eyes peeled.
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