Final Fantasy XIV Passes 14 Million Users; Special 14 Hours Livestream Announced

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Final Fantasy XIV had a very rough beginning, but things have been improving considerably since Naoki Yoshida became producer and director of the game. Today, Square Enix confirmed that a very important milestone has been reached.

The Japanese publisher confirmed today that Final Fantasy XIV has passed 14 million players worldwide, with 4 million players registering this year alone. Naoki Yoshida himself commented on this excellent result.

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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. FFXIV 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 FFXIV, where players form lasting bonds with one another through their adventures.

FINAL FANTASY XIV is 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.

To mark the occasion, a special livestream will be aired tomorrow, September 1st. The livestream, which will last 14 hours, will feature Naoki Yoshida as well as several special guests like members of the development team, Capcom’s Ryozo Tsujimoto, voice actors and others. More details on the upcoming patch Patch 4.4: Prelude in Violet will also be revealed.

Final Fantasy XV is now available on PC and PlayStation 4.

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