Final Fantasy 14 will be back on sale by the end of this month.
Since the launch of the Endwalker expansion, Square Enix has temporarily shut down digital game sales to prevent server congestion as new players arrive.
In an update post on the official blogthe game’s director, Naoki Yoshida, explains that the game will go on sale again on January 25.
However, Yoshida noted that if he continues to have congestion issues, the decision may be reversed. Also, the free trial period will return soon, once the stability of the servers has been confirmed for a longer period.
In addition, he explained some of the measures taken to avoid long waits. On February 25, a new data center will open in Oceania which will add five new worlds from the beginning. To encourage the transfer of your characters, the passage on this server will be free for players from Oceania.
Meanwhile, the Data Center Travel System – i.e. the system that allows players to travel to another server located in its own data center – is down until there is a future park.
Finally, Square Enix is planning an expansion of data centers in Japan, Europe and the United States, as previously promised. The storage of materials, without any restrictions, made the task complicated. Japan will get a new data center in July this year, and the US and Europe will get a server expansion that will also start this summer.