Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker extension deferred two weeks
- November 9, 2021
Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker has been postponed for two weeks, showing up December 7th rather than November 23rd. In a blog post, game director Naoki Yoshida says the postponement was to guarantee satisfactory quality affirmation testing in the final days of improvement.
Yoshida says the decision to defer the game emerged from a desire to guarantee Endwalker’s story was something that befit 11 years of Final Fantasy XIV’s epic narrating.
“We remained firmly resolved to adjust down to the smallest nuances and ensure our writing covers even the finest points of the vast and intricate story that has spanned these past 11 years since the original FFXIV to ensure that everyone can fully enjoy their adventure in Endwalker,” Yoshida composes. Notwithstanding, the time it took to make the essential story changes disrupted Endwalker’s quality confirmation testing schedule. Remarkably, Yoshida refers to the game’s dependability as a major factor in delaying the game.
In July, Final Fantasy XIV saw a huge expansion in notoriety which brought about the digital deluxe version of the game selling out and new character creation on North American servers momentarily debilitated. The spike in new players caused longer login lines and provoked Square Enix to kick inactive players while expanding capacity to assist with server congestion — all without a significant release driving player interest. With Endwalker on the horizon, Yoshida wanted to guarantee the game could deal with what will probably be a considerably greater spike in players.
Yoshida was sorry for the postponement, obviously destroying as he made the declaration. The beloved developer, lovingly known as Yoshi-P, said he took players’ expected burdens — like mentioning time off to play — into account prior to settling on the troublesome decision to delay.
“I was incredibly torn between whether or not we should cut down the expansion pack’s volume or even release content in installments,” Yoshida writes. “As such, I humbly ask you all to forgive me for the decision I’ve made.”
The new date puts Endwalker’s launch a day prior to the release of Halo Infinite, giving the first full week of December two of the greatest, most-expected titles of the several years.
Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker launches on PC and PlayStation December seventh.