Square-Enix working on Final Fantasy XIV fix
posted on 11.04.10 at 11:23 AM EDT by (@salromano)

Final Fantasy XIV launched on PC in September and hasn’t been garnering much positive reception. Perhaps soon, it will.

Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada announced during an investors briefing today that: “We’re quickly working on reforms. We’d like to put our full power into regaining trust.”

He added: “If we satisfy our users, they will return. On the other hand, once the users say, ‘forget this,’ there’s no turning back. We can only recover our trust so far.”

Wada admitted some of the problems were due to high expectations for the game and the end result not satisfying.

Wada also confirmed that the PlayStation 3 version is still on track for March 2011.

As for where the game stands right now, Wada confirmed 630,000 units shipped — 190,000 for Japan, 210,000 for North America and 230,000 for Europe.

Thanks, Andriasang.

  • TheronGuard00

    I really hope this game turns out great on the PS3. I want to play it.

  • Zero

    I’ve been playing it on pc. The game is still very much in the beta stages, its pretty obvious they rushed the game to release.

    They have promised some big time patches and updates to add more content, plus fix the nasty bugs and other issues currently in the game, one later this month, and another in Dec. to start.

    The learning curve is tough for new players, and the grind to lv currently gets rather boring. The game currently doesn’t help itself much in this regard, with glitches making partying up kinda tough to do. Plus, building a party is annoying right now, you have to be right in front of people to invite them, and they don’t have an effective seeking for party set up right now.

    These are all things they can fix, 14 has some great potential, I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if the game is completely different by March 2011.

    In retrospect, I bet they regret releasing the game so early, it could have used several more months of beta testing and patching. Which is currently why the game is not doing very well, it was released in a beta state.

    The real test is to see if they can keep current players, like me, interested enough to pay for the game once the extended free service ends.