Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker will be available again on January 25, 2022. During the release of Endwalker, the game proved to be too popular, causing Square Enix to stop selling.
In a update post informs game director Naoki Yoshida that “after close consultation” Square Enix has decided to restart digital sales. Sales of Final Fantasy XIV were halted in December due to massive demand for Endwalker. Square Enix then decided to temporarily stop selling FFXIV so that the queues for the servers would be reduced.
In the lengthy update, Yoshida explains that the plan is to kick-start digital sales with the opening of a new Oceanian Data Center. As a result, five new ‘worlds’ will be added which should be “more than enough to accommodate all players from Oceania.”
Putting the data centers online will coincide with the progress of digital sales on January 25. According to Yoshida, changing regions should “prevent network latency issues.” Square Enix also ensures that it becomes attractive to switch to the new data center. For example, the switch will be free for players.
Thanks to the new data center, Yoshida was able to confirm that the developer will continue with the Home World Transfer service. This makes it possible for players to move to another world. This service will be available again from January 26.
To further counteract full servers, Square Enix plans to further expand data centers in Japan, Europe and North America Japan will get a new data center in July 2022, increasing the game’s capacity by 50,000 . Europe and North America will follow in July 2022 and August 2022.
Yoshida explains that these adjustments should ensure that the servers return to normal activity. The director did indicate that it is possible that the game will be removed from the shop again in the future.