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This Final Fantasy is so popular it is being withdrawn from sale

Final Fantasy 14 is too crowded due to its popularity, which prompted Square Enix to withdraw the game from sale.

Franchise Final fantasy is clearly not at the end of its course. Initiated in 1987, the license has never ceased to reinvent itself and increase its entries, also multiplying the number of its fans in the process. Final fantasy 14, also writes FFXIV, is one of the most popular opus to date. While last summer he invented the dematerialized out of stock, the game is still talking about him for similar reasons.

No more new players allowed

Indeed, since the release of its fourth extension, baptized Endwalker, the game still suffers from an unusual crowd, which pushed Square Enix, the publisher of the game, to make a radical decision. From now on, and for an indefinite period, Final Fantasy XIV is withdrawn from sale for all new players. Concretely, if you do not already have the game, then it will be impossible for you to buy the Starter Edition or the Complete Edition.

For those who already own the game, however, you can still acquire the expansions individually or the Collector’s Edition. It was Naoki Yoshida, the director and producer of the title, who broke the news to the fans, who were desperate to get their hands on the title. In a blog post, he explains:

“These temporary suspensions will begin gradually over the next few days, working with our physical and digital resellers, who we will work with to make this happen as quickly as possible, but please keep in mind that this measure will take effect gradually. “

Indeed, it is a decision rarely taken in the medium and which affects not only the players, but also the developers and all the promotion around the game. The studio has also made the choice to stop any advertising campaign for the extension as of this day. This decision can be explained naturally when we look at what has been going on for a few weeks already.

Popularity at its best

On November 7, the fourth expansion of Final Fantasy XIV. Endwalker succeeds Shadowbringers, which was released in 2019. After more than two years, it must be said that the wait around this extension was unbearable. It is therefore natural that many players rushed for the title when it came out. Unfortunately, the developers never thought that such a craze would take place and therefore did not foresee sufficient server capacity.

It has therefore been several days that many people take place in virtual queues to be able to enter the game, sometimes waiting several hours before being able to play it. Rather than subjecting the entire community to this, Square Enix has therefore decided to put an end to it gradually, by stopping new entries while it is time to find a more lasting solution.

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