since the release of Final Fantasy 14‘s endwalker Expansion, Square Enix and players alike are battling server congestion. This has resulted in longer login times, the inability to move servers, and the inability for new players to start playing. Final Fantasy 14. After several weeks of persistent problems, Director Naoki Yoshida has released a roadmap for operational expansion to mitigate the problem.

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Yoshi-P’s lengthy blog post breaks down several areas of interest in the order of rollout. The first is the opening of the Ocean Data Center, then the introduction of the Home World Transfer Service, the introduction of the data center travel system, the expansion of Japanese data centers, the expansion of North American data centers, the expansion of European data centers, and the introduction of digital sales to new players. restoration.

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Ocean Data Center is set to come online on January 25, 2022, two weeks ahead of schedule. There will initially be five new worlds to give players enough room to move. Once transferred, players in those regions should have a better playing experience and to encourage players to transfer, Square Enix will offer incentives such as free server transfers.

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Server shutdown during release endwalkerThe Home World Transfer Service was suspended. With the easing of congestion and the opening of the Ocean Data Center, transfers will resume on January 26, 2022. Except for a few congested worlds, players will be able to move their characters as they see fit.

The Data Center Travel System, which was also delayed due to congestion, is now being planned for release in a future 6.1X patch. Once available, players will be able to tour worlds in other logical data centers within the same physical data center, although not worlds in other regions/physical data centers. While cross-region travel is technically possible, implementation is still being considered.

Data centers around the world are getting adjustments like Japanese data centers which will be expanded sometime 3-4 in July. The expansion of the North American data center will be launched in two phases. The first phase will be implemented around August, with phase two taking place in the spring or summer of 2023. Eventually, their world numbers will be rebalanced to allow for a more complete simultaneous 10:11:11 to 8:8:8:8 in both centers. login.

As in North America, the European data center expansion will be implemented in two phases. The first phase will take place in July and a total of four new worlds will be added under each of the logical data centers currently housed in the European data centre. Phase II is scheduled for the summer of 2023 and will introduce a new logical data center with eight new worlds, resulting in an 8:8:8 configuration.

Thanks to less congestion and the opening of the Ocean Data Center, Square Enix is ​​going to resume digital sales for new players starting January 25th, 2022. However, the company reserves the right to suspend the sale again in the future.

Final Fantasy 14 Now available for PC, PS4 and PS5.

Source: Final Fantasy 14 developer blog

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