Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn online sales resume
Square Enix has lifted its digital sales blockade, suggesting servers can handle more new players now.
When Final Fantasy 14 re-launched as Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn back in August 27, sales rocketed, bu at such a fast pace that servers quickly filled to capacity. Square Enix was quick to admit that it underestimated the draw of its revamped MMO. It got to a point where developer-producer Naoki Yoshida even apologized profusely for the troubles their conservative server prep caused.
With the servers bursting at the seams, players reported heavy lag and long wait queues -- a frustrating play experience that the Japanese videogame company sought to remedy immediately.
And so it was decided that Final Fantasy 14 digital sales will be temporarily stopped to stem the influx of new players while the online rpg's developers raced to expand server load capacity.
The situation seems to have improved enough for Square Enix to put Final Fantasy online sales back online. For the fans who expected some compensation discount sale, you're in for a slight disappointment. Final Fantasy editions are still priced like they were before sales were halted.
But then again, it could be argued that the game itself is priced quite below the curve, at least as far as its Collector's Edition is concerned. The Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn Collector's Edition just costs $40, while the Standard Edition comes with a $24 price tag.