Every time you can, Naoki Yoshida tells us as an anecdote the run over launch he had Final Fantasy XIV just over a decade ago, it is as if it were a bad memory from which they learned, because today, this MMORPG is not only one of the most prominent games within Square enix, also of the world.
At the time of writing this article, Final Fantasy XIV has just over 24 million players, an achievement that seems impossible to achieve if we only count for the expansion of Heavensward (2015) the game had just 4 million adventurers.
People already believed in Final Fantasy XIV and in the work of Naoki Yoshida, so much so that for Stormblood, the second expansion, the game had already reached 10 million adventurers. A short time later it was announced that they already had 16 million and, fortunately, the rhythm did not stop.
Now, with everything and the expansion of Shadowbringers, Final Fantasy XIV it can boast that it has 24 million users. The figure could rise even more thanks to the fact that here comes a new expansion: Endwalker, which will not only have new content, it premieres a Data center for Oceania users, which would further increase the number of players.
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The most profitable Final Fantasy of all
However, Final Fantasy XIV It is a business totally unrelated to the ‘main series’ as it is a game as a service. Goals, wherever you see it, are totally different from those with a title like FFXV or FFVII Remake. No longer say FFXVI which has no launch window yet.
With so much time in the market, after that launch so run over it that it had at the beginning, Final Fantasy XIV is now one of the most profitable games within Square enix. It is even one of the key titles within the core business that the Japanese company has.
All this is thanks to the fact that the fans have put a lot on their part and that the development led by Naoki Yoshida it is intended to give the player the best possible experience. Thanks to this, Final Fantasy XIV has one of the best communities within all the MMORPG options on the market.
This is reflected when you play a game with a stranger who can take you to a dungeon that perhaps you have not done yet or with those attending the Fan Festival who wear cosplays, play competitive games and enjoy a unique experience that we hope will return very soon. .
There’s Final Fantasy XIV for the next 10 years
Finally, the plan Square enix and Naoki Yoshida the thing is Final Fantasy XIV go on for 10 more years. The first step comes with the release of the fourth expansion: Endwalker for November 23. There will end the first saga that tells the story of Hydaelyn and Zodiark.
This will be the largest expansion to date and it will be larger than a traditional RPG. To achieve this, the development team works with all its might to deliver the best possible experience for gamers.
Likewise, the story that began just over 10 years ago will come to an end with the 6.0 update of Final Fantasy XIV. With patch 6.1 they will start a new story and adventure. The expansion of Endwalker aims to tie up all those loose ends and close a loop for all players.
With a huge story to close a loop, six new areas to explore, a new player hub, two new Jobs, and a level bump from 80 to 90, players will find in Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker the first step made a long story … Maybe like that of One piece, But that is another story.