With Final Fantasy 14 miraculously sold out digital copies thanks to all the excitement surrounding the launch of the Endwalker expansion, there’s definitely an obscene amount of players waiting to get in on the expansion, and Square Enix is expecting problems.
In an effort to overcome the troubles that are about to arise, Square Enix stated that, in anticipation of increased player numbers, they were “optimizing our servers prior to the launch of the expansion to increase the login limit”.
Unfortunately, anticipated server capacity issues cannot be resolved simply by purchasing more server space, as Semiconductor shortage is happening globally, Square Enix “couldn’t add a New World prior to the release of Endwalker.”
Square Enix may not be able to add new dedicated worlds, but they have been doing everything else they can, such as “replacing the right servers with higher performing ones, optimizing the process, increasing processing speed and increasing the number of concurrent logins”.
Due to the prophesied server issue, Square Enix wrote a blog post in which they “sorry for making this kind of announcement at a time when many of you are looking forward to the expansion.” , as well as because of the inconveniences that can be caused by congestion. ”
After witnessing the sensational debut of New world back in September, we can hardly say we were surprised to hear about server crashes and wait times in an MMO again. Hopefully things don’t get so bad with Final Fantasy 14 that they need to give players a anniversary emoji.
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