Throughout a current hands-on preview occasion for the upcoming Last Fantasy 14: Endwalker growth, director Naoki Yoshida revealed that Sq. Enix’s widespread MMORPG not too long ago has surpassed 24 million gamers. Moreover, it’s the most worthwhile Last Fantasy recreation within the sequence.
Talking to the press in a digital preview occasion, Yoshida revealed that the participant depend has hit 24 million gamers 11 years after Last Fantasy 14 was first launched. In a chart Yoshida shared with the press, Last Fantasy 14’s participant depend again in 2015 was 4 million registered gamers. That quantity hit 10 million by the point the third growth, Stormblood, was launched in 2017, earlier than doubling within the subsequent 4 years.
“You all know simply how arduous issues have been for us with the unique Last Fantasy 14,” Yoshida says referencing the MMORPGs notorious launch. “Since then, we have been in a position to remodel the title into one that gives a significant contribution to our firm’s income.”
Certainly, Yoshida says Last Fantasy 14 is probably the most worthwhile title within the Last Fantasy sequence. “It is maybe unbecoming of me to say however when it comes to our enterprise, we have been in a position to obtain nice success. Transferring ahead, we will spare no expense with our investments to make sure that this recreation continues to be one which our gamers can get pleasure from.”
Last Fantasy 14’s continued success is without doubt one of the highlights within the MMORPG area and a real comeback story. Particularly after the model of the sport that was launched in 2010 was critically panned. However this 12 months alone, the word-of-mouth buzz for Last Fantasy 14 has seemingly taken the sport into the mainstream.
And simply because the upcoming growth is ready to conclude a significant storyline does not imply Last Fantasy 14 is over. Throughout the presentation, Yoshida spoke concerning the subsequent ten years and thanked the player-base for sticking with the sport.
Take a look at IGN’s full hands-on preview of Last Fantasy 14: Endwalker to study extra concerning the new courses and areas coming to the MMO with the growth.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s Information Editor. You’ll be able to attain him @lawoftd.