Final Fantasy XIV Has Had Quite a Lifespan
Square Enix just announced that Final Fantasy XIV recently passed 14 million cumulative players worldwide, with 4 million in the last year alone. The news coincides with the game’s fifth anniversary earlier this week.
Director and producer Naoki Yoshida left the following message for fans:
“Although the original Final Fantasy XIV failed to meet expectations, through the support of people in the media, the companies we have worked with, and of course our dedicated players, we were able to launch A Realm Reborn in 2013. Final Fantasy XIV was indeed reborn, and over the course of these past five years, it has grown to become the title that we all know and love today. I cannot thank you enough.”
“We in the development and operations teams have been working at full capacity ever since the launch of A Realm Reborn, and while we have made our share of missteps along the way, the Warriors of Light continue to spur us onward.”
“There are many new gaming experiences and epic tales that we wish to share with you all. We will be working harder than ever to expand the world of Final Fantasy XIV, where players form lasting bonds with one another through their adventures.”
“Final Fantasy XIVis the result of everyone’s passion and commitment, including all of you Warriors of Light, and I hope you will continue to support us as we build this world together.”
Yoshida is also hosting a 14-hour live stream for the game tonight at 8:00 PT with special guests from the development team, voice actors, and Capcom’s Ryozo Tsujimoto, who will talk about the Monster Hunter: World X FFXIV collaboration.