Final Fantasy XIV has managed to surpass the surprising number of 24 million players all over the world. Naoki Yoshida, director and producer of the revived MMORPG, has revealed during a digital event with IGN that the game has also become the most profitable delivery of the entire series, which has thirty-four years of history and dozens of titles behind it.
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With the Endwalker expansion just around the corner, Yoshida has taken advantage of his contact with the specialized media to explain again how this recovery process has been since that Final Fantasy XIV: A Real Reborn in 2013. The situation, which came to be a failure in Metacritic, did not finish carbure; but Naoki Yoshida arrived to give the concept a spin, to rely on a philosophy of updating and curating content, plus constant support for the community.
From 4 million to 24 million: the Naoki Yoshida effect
If in 2015 we were talking about 4 million registered players with Final Fantasy XIV: Havensward, in 2017 the barrier of 10 million users was exceeded with Stormblood. But things did not end there. The consequent updates and, above all, that turning point called Shadowbringers in 2019, raised the figure exponentially to 16 million players in May 2019. Last April 2021, 22 million players were dated; now, in October 2021, they are 24 the millions of faithful who trust in one of the most popular MMORPGs of today, with the addition that the trend is only on the rise.
We recall that this past summer Final Fantasy XIV broke its own record for concurrent players, prompting an immediate reaction from Square Enix to increase server capacity.
Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker will arrive on PC and PlayStation consoles this November 24. The story continues; the doors are still open.
Source | IGN
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