Square Enix’s MMORPG entry to the Final Fantasy series continues to be a juggernaut, as the company reveals that Final Fantasy XIV now has more than 27 million players. The game had 22 million players last year in April 2021, with this new rise in players following the release of the Endwalker expansion in December. Final Fantasy XIV released back in 2010, with a major revamp taking place in 2013.
The new player figures were shared in a Producer LIVE stream for the game, and also came with the announcement of a global fan event series. The Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festivals 2023-2024 will be heading to Las Vegas in July 2023, London in October 2023, and Tokyo in early 2024. Tickets and details aren’t available at the moment, but they will be available here at a later date.
Patch 6.25 releases on Oct. 18, and will bring new quests, new variant dungeons and high-difficulty criterion dungeons to Final Fantasy XIV. North American fans will be treated to an expanded date center in November, which will add more Worlds to the game and decrease congestion at peak times.
Final Fantasy XIV has been rising in popularity over time thanks to a generous free trial period. This trial even became its own copypasta meme, with fans of the game taking over every corner of the internet to spread awareness of the offer. This free trial includes all base game content and all content of the Heavensward expansion, as well as an extra character race and three bonus playable jobs.
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