Servers are so congested that Square Enix is temporarily turning away new players. In other words, the MMORPG is suffering from too much success.
Final Fantasy 14's fourth major expansion is out now, promising a dramatic culmination of its long-running story.
To make up for the long queues players are having to deal with, Square Enix is offering seven days of free game time to all owners of the MMORPG with an active subscription.
"Although we were unable to add new Worlds, we have implemented every other measure that was possible," Square Enix says ahead of the expansion's imminent launch.
Originally slated for November 23rd, the expansion is now launching two weeks later. A new launch trailer has also been released.
Producer/director Naoki Yoshida said that in terms of text, cutscenes and so on, "there's a lot more here than in Shadowbringers."
Director and Producer Naoki Yoshida reiterates that they are still talking with Microsoft, but stops short of confirming an Xbox version is in the works.
A new chunk of gameplay footage shows one of the MMORPG's new classes, plenty of combat, and more.
Producer Naoki Yoshida says Square Enix will "spare no expense with our investments to ensure that this game continues to be one which our players can enjoy."
A massive new trailer details the changes being made to a number of jobs in the MMORPG.
Producer and director Naoki Yoshida says the game has seen "staggering and unexpected" growth in the last couple of weeks, leading to server issues.
Square Enix's acclaimed MMORPG seems to be enjoying a surge in popularity, having sold out even digitally on the publisher's store.
Players can test their system performance with the upcoming expansion while also checking the new locations and race options.
Final Fantasy 14's upcoming expansion Endwalker is apparently generating significantly greater interest than its predecessor.
Naoki Yoshida says that the development team spent "over half a year using what free time they had" to add male Viera and female Hrothgar.
Producer and director Naoki Yoshida feels that the expansion will offer a "much more robust experience than previous installments."
New Alliance raid series, the Loporrits and Old Sharlayan have also been revealed.
Full cinematic trailer showcases cataclysmic events befalling Eorzea.
Patch 5.55 also goes live for the MMO next week.
"Death Unto Dawn - Part 1" patch is also available for all players.