June 22nd, 2017

Fantastic: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn available digitally again

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Square Enix have resumed digital sales of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Which is nice, considering that it’s been a few weeks since they stopped.

Digital sales of the MMO were halted after an unprecedented number of players wound up buying it and attempting to play it, which – in technical terms – led to the servers going KABLOOEY. Too many people trying to log on at once meant that the servers couldn’t really keep up, and this led to measures like server access being heavily limited. Which is not the sort of thing you want to have to do with your brand new MMO.

Now, however, digital sales are back. Square Enix have performed server maintenance, increased the number of servers worldwide, and raised both the capacity of players per World and the number of concurrent players. Things are apparently now working as intended.

Which seems reasonably accurate, since I haven’t had a problem logging in for over a week now.

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    Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing things about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning some really terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.