Square Enix recently gave the media a preview of the upcoming Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker Extension. During the event, producer and director Naoki Yoshida announced that Final Fantasy XIV is most profitable now Final Fantasy Game ever. It also now has over 24 million players.
Final Fantasy XIVs The initial PC launch in 2010 did not go smoothly after many issues resulted in it being viewed as failed and unfinished. The title fought on for two years before the servers closed in 2012. Yoshida was brought in to turn the game inside out, and it was rebuilt from the ground up. It was finally re-released as Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn 2013, this time also on PS3. Until 2015 Final Fantasy XIV had reached four million players. When Storm blood Released in 2017, that number had risen to 10 million. Now it has reached a total of 24 million players and Square Enix is not resting on its laurels and is ultimately aiming to reach 30 million players.
Thanks to its long lifespan and enormous player base Final Fantasy XIV is now the franchise’s most profitable title. As told by IGN, Yoshida commented Final Fantasy XIVs History and its hopes for the future:
You all know how difficult it was for us with the original Final Fantasy 14. Since then we have been able to transform the title into a title that makes a huge contribution to the bottom line of our company.
It may be indecent of me to say, but we have achieved great success in terms of our business. In the future, we will spare no expense in our investments to ensure that our players continue to enjoy this game.
Next month, End converter will complete an arc that has been going on since Final Fantasy XIVs original launch in 2010 where Hydaelyn and Zodiark will finally resolve their conflict. The expansion will also add new locations, enemies, jobs, a new raid, more dungeons, a new tribe and an increase in the level cap, among other things. The pre-orders for Endwalker are compared to. increased by 160% Shadowbringer; Pre-orderers will grant four days of early access from November 19th. The ones who didn’t pre-order End converter the new content will be able to play on November 23rd.[Source: PlayStation Blog, IGN]