When Final Fantasy XIV first launched, it was on the road to failure. While some developers might have just given up on their title, Square Enix decided to do something different and redesign the online game from the ground up. With the lingering stigma attached to the original release of the game, some could question if Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn would be able to ever get off the ground. Obviously given the server issues when it first launched…. the stigma seems to have vanished.
This is further reinforced by an announcement made by Square Enix earlier today, confirming that in the two months since launch, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has surpassed the 1.5 million registered players mark. This is a combined total between Australia, Europe, Japan, New Zealand, North America and other PAL territories on both PC and Playstation 3 consoles – which take place on joint servers.
This celebratory announcement will be followed by the games first major patch (Version 2.1) set for release in December which feature PvP Battle Arenas, new dungeons and player housing amongst other things.