Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn Launch Servers Still Overloaded

Written by Andrew Moynihan on Thu, Sep 5, 2013 8:00 PM
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Square Enix are now offering refunds to buyers of Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn, the re-release of the critically panned Final Fantasy 14.

Launched last week, the game had to close digital sales for the game only a few hours after release, as the demand for the game far outstripped the cautious estimates made for server capacity...

The producer and director for Final Fantasy 14: ARR, Naoki Yoshida, has directly apologised, taking the blame for the issue and his own low estimates of player interest. He said he expected the launch to be a lot quieter, with demand rising as time passed.

"I would like to take the time to personally apologise once again to all those players who have been affected by the extended World login and character creation restrictions which have been in place for the past several days."

"I also understand that apologies will not help you get logged in, so I would like to give you an update on the situation at hand and the various measures we are currently employing to alleviate the situation."

Login restrictions have been in place during peak times for the past week, in order to keep server populations from rising above the 5000 player limit. Character creation has also been limited.

Anyone who purchased the game via the Playstation Network on the 27th or the 28th of August will be getting a full refund, and everyone is getting an extension to the free time for the game.

So, do you think Square Enix are doing enough about the failed launch? Have any of you guys had issues playing Final Fantasy 14? Tell us below.

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03:52 Sep-06-2013

6 months and this will be free 2 play

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04:22 Sep-06-2013

Lol, I doubt it will.

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14:42 Sep-06-2013

Final Fantasy 11 is still a sub and that's been out for years now.

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21:31 Sep-05-2013

Wow, all this and when I was playing the beta there were hardly any people online.

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20:47 Sep-05-2013

I bought it on the 30th and for days I couldn't get in for sh*t but since yesterdays server maintenance I have had no troubles at all. Have got in first time since.

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15:57 Sep-06-2013

yeah i'm not having any trouble either

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