Shortly after the release of the Endwalker add-on in December last year, there was an enormous rush on the Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn servers because numerous players wanted to log in to experience the new online adventures. The consequence: long queues, lag and disconnections. In order to get the situation under control, Square Enix was forced to temporarily stop selling the digital versions of the MMO. This hiatus will end shortly – on January 25, 2022.
As can be seen from a current status update from the developers, the situation around the servers has now calmed down a bit. Although there are sometimes still long queues, the really big rush seems to be over. In addition, Square Enix has taken some precautions: Among other things, a new data center for the Oceania region of Final Fantasy 14 will start work on January 25, 2022 – including five additional worlds. That should help distribute the players better and further relax the situation. For Europe, Square Enix is forging a two-phase plan that will begin in July 2022 and continue in summer 2023. New worlds are also planned here, among other things.
From January 25th you will be able to buy the download version of Final Fantasy 14 again in the various online shops – regardless of the platform. However, the developers reserve the right to stop selling again if the situation on the MMO’s servers deteriorates again.