Digital copies for Ultimate Fantasy 14: On-line Full Version have been briefly paused in accordance with stories on-line and verified by IGN. Whereas gross sales have since resumed for Ultimate Fantasy 14, the pause might have been brought on by the MMORPG’s exploding recognition.
Over the weekend, social media customers reported that the Sq. Enix Retailer itemizing for digital PC copies of Ultimate Fantasy 14: On-line have been grayed out, and changed with a “Waitlist” button. Ultimate Fantasy 14 was nonetheless underneath “Waitlist” when IGN checked the shop itemizing this morning, although digital gross sales have since resumed.
Many speculated that the pause in digital gross sales was a results of Ultimate Fantasy 14’s recognition. And certainly there may be some credence to this principle.
Like different MMOs, Ultimate Fantasy 14 has a number of servers, and the preferred servers are sometimes congested, stopping new gamers from instantly creating new characters there. This isn’t to say servers are full, however that they’re at capability presently and gamers can watch for much less busy occasions to hitch.
Final evening, reportedly each server was congested, that means any new participant hoping to hitch a server can be unable to take action. IGN reached out to Sq. Enix for additional particulars on the scenario, however they declined to remark.
If the congestion was certainly the case, then pausing digital gross sales for Ultimate Fantasy 14 is smart. New gamers wouldn’t be capable of instantly get began after downloading their brand-new copy of FF14 even when they needed to.
Pausing digital recreation gross sales might have been a technique to forestall gamers from logging into Ultimate Fantasy 14 for the primary time solely to be turned away due to server capability.
In keeping with Sq. Enix’s personal server standing web page, the congestion has subsided and most of the information heart’s hottest servers can be found once more. This can be why digital gross sales for Ultimate Fantasy 14 have resumed.
However whether or not this can be a results of recognition or a technical challenge is unclear. Ultimate Fantasy 14 has had a file 12 months breaking its concurrent participant file on Steam and once more rising its total registered participant rely. Fashionable streamers have additionally begun making content material round Sq. Enix’s MMORPG.
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That is additionally a growth 12 months as Ultimate Fantasy 14 usually sees an inflow of gamers forward of a brand new growth and Sq. Enix not too long ago introduced Endwalker might be launched on November 19. Try IGN’s huge interview with FF14 director Naoki Yoshida for more information.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s Information Editor and Dancer foremost.