A new content update will bring player housing, new dungeons and more to help bolster Final Fantasy XIV's success.
In case you weren't in the know, the original release of Final Fantasy XIV didn't go very well. Some, in fact, might peg it as a disaster with members of Square Enix's own staff admitting that the company had assumed that people would play "whatever game we make" so long as it was a part of the franchise. Since the game's initial launch however, Square Enix has put extensive work into revamping the game and turning it into an MMORPG that people will want to play.
FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) that invites you to explore the realm of Eorzea with friends from around the world.
FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn lets you party up and adventure with a multitude of players from across the globe. Forge friendships, mount chocobos, and board airships as you and your companions create your own unique stories in Eorzea. All the classic elements from the series that you have come to know and love are waiting!
Set out alone or enlist the aid of friends as you undertake epic quests, battle familiar FINAL FANTASY monsters, and acquire unique abilities and equipment. Embark on the adventure of a lifetime to help reforge the fate of Eorzea!
Based on reports from Square Enix itself, these efforts may have already paid off. While it is still relatively early in the life of the new version, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has apparently seen more than a million unique log-ins since its launch with a peak of some 344,000 concurrent players. When you factor in that digital sales of the game were halted for two weeks while the developer fixed server problems, this becomes more impressive.
In line with this positive news, Square Enix has also released details of a future content update that will include player housing, several new dungeons, a new PvP arena, treasure hunting, a hard mode for boss battles and more. The company has, in the past, promised major content updates at least every three months.
Source: Dual Shockers