Throughout a latest hands-on preview occasion for the upcoming Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker growth, director Naoki Yoshida revealed that Sq. Enix’s standard MMORPG just lately has surpassed 24 million gamers. Moreover, it’s the most worthwhile Remaining Fantasy sport within the collection.
Talking to the press in a digital preview occasion, Yoshida revealed that the participant rely has hit 24 million gamers 11 years after Remaining Fantasy 14 was first launched. In a chart Yoshida shared with the press, Remaining Fantasy 14’s participant rely again in 2015 was 4 million registered players. That quantity hit 10 million by the point the third growth, Stormblood, was launched in 2017, earlier than doubling within the subsequent 4 years.
“You all know simply how exhausting issues had been for us with the unique Remaining Fantasy 14,” Yoshida says referencing the MMORPGs notorious launch. “Since then, we had been capable of remodel the title into one that gives a serious contribution to our firm’s earnings.”
Certainly, Yoshida says Remaining Fantasy 14 is essentially the most worthwhile title within the Remaining Fantasy collection. “It is maybe unbecoming of me to say however when it comes to our enterprise, we have been capable of obtain nice success. Shifting ahead, we will spare no expense with our investments to make sure that this sport continues to be one which our gamers can take pleasure in.”
Remaining Fantasy 14’s continued success is likely one of the highlights within the MMORPG house and a real comeback story. Particularly after the model of the sport that was launched in 2010 was critically panned. However this yr alone, the word-of-mouth buzz for Final Fantasy 14 has seemingly taken the game into the mainstream.
And simply because the upcoming growth is about to conclude a serious storyline doesn’t suggest Remaining Fantasy 14 is over. Throughout the presentation, Yoshida spoke in regards to the subsequent ten years and thanked the player-base for sticking with the sport.
Take a look at IGN’s full hands-on preview of Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker to study extra in regards to the new lessons and areas coming to the MMO with the growth.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s Information Editor. You may attain him @lawoftd.