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Final Fantasy XIV surpasses 14 million total players as the game celebrates its 5th anniversary

Final Fantasy XIV surpasses 14 million total players as the game celebrates its 5th anniversary

Written by Brayden — 01 Sep 2018

Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy XIV has surpassed 14 million total players worldwide as it celebrates its 5th anniversary since its relaunch in 2013.

Producer/director Naoki Yoshida has shared a message in response to this which you can read below.

Although the original FINAL FANTASY XIV failed to meet expectations, through the support of people in the media, the companies we have worked with, and of course our dedicated players, we were able to launch A Realm Reborn in 2013. FFXIV was indeed reborn, and over the course of these past five years, it has grown to become the title that we all know and love today. I cannot thank you enough.

We in the development and operations teams have been working at full capacity ever since the launch of A Realm Reborn, and while we have made our share of missteps along the way, the Warriors of Light continue to spur us onward.

There are many new gaming experiences and epic tales that we wish to share with you all. We will be working harder than ever to expand the world of FFXIV, where players form lasting bonds with one another through their adventures.

FINAL FANTASY XIV is the result of everyone’s passion and commitment, including all of you Warriors of Light, and I hope you will continue to support us as we build this world together.


Article image is a 5th Anniversary Commemorative Illustration by Yoshiteru Tsujino.