During a current hands-on preview occasion for the upcoming Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker enlargement, director Naoki Yoshida revealed that Square Enix’s well-liked MMORPG not too long ago has surpassed 24 million gamers. Furthermore, it’s the most worthwhile Final Fantasy recreation in the collection.
Speaking to the press in a digital preview occasion, Yoshida revealed that the participant rely has hit 24 million gamers 11 years after Final Fantasy 14 was first launched. In a chart Yoshida shared with the press, Final Fantasy 14’s participant rely again in 2015 was 4 million registered players. That quantity hit 10 million by the time the third enlargement, (*24*), was launched in 2017, earlier than doubling in the subsequent 4 years.
“You all know simply how arduous issues have been for us with the authentic Final Fantasy 14,” Yoshida says referencing the MMORPGs notorious launch. “Since then, we have been in a position to remodel the title into one that gives a significant contribution to our firm’s income.”
Indeed, Yoshida says Final Fantasy 14 is the most worthwhile title in the Final Fantasy collection. “It’s maybe unbecoming of me to say however by way of our enterprise, we have been in a position to obtain nice success. Moving ahead, we will spare no expense with our investments to make sure that this recreation continues to be one which our gamers can take pleasure in.”
Final Fantasy 14’s continued success is one in every of the highlights in the MMORPG house and a real comeback story. Especially after the model of the recreation that was launched in 2010 was critically panned. But this 12 months alone, the word-of-mouth buzz for Final Fantasy 14 has seemingly taken the game into the mainstream.
And simply because the upcoming enlargement is ready to conclude a significant storyline does not imply Final Fantasy 14 is over. During the presentation, Yoshida spoke about the subsequent ten years and thanked the player-base for sticking with the recreation.
Check out IGN’s full hands-on preview of Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker to be taught extra about the new courses and areas coming to the MMO with the enlargement.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s News Editor. You can attain him @lawoftd.