FFXI, FFXIV, Metal Gear Online servers offline

Sunday, 13th March 2011 21:47 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Japan-hosted multiplayer servers are being shut down to conserve power in the wake of the earthquake and associated nuclear power plant damage.

Square Enix confirmed the temporary closure of Final Fantasy XI and Final Fantasy XIV servers, as well as PlayOnline services, via a post on the PlayOnline news portal, The Lodestone.

“Due to the continuous earthquakes occurring in the eastern regions of Japan since March 11 2011, the power companies in Japan have encouraged everyone to cooperate by conserving as much energy as possible as it is feared there will not be enough power supply,” the post explains, before noting that players will not be charged any subscription costs during April.

The Kojima Pro Live Twitter feed confirmed that Metal Gear Online would also go dark.

“To conserve power we are temporarily stopping the MGO servers. Timing for the recommencement is TBD. Sorry for the inconvenience.”

Thanks, Joystiq, Kotaku.



  1. Erthazus

    This is going to be ugly.

    I’m intersted if Sony will turn off PSN or some of their games…

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Phoenixblight


    Sony has their own servers for each region unlike Square or Konami.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. theevilaires

    Erthazus you are such an idiot.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. nikk900

    @ 1
    I don’t think PSN servers for the whole world come from Japan.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. NeoSquall

    So this will affect game servers in Europe and US too?

    #5 4 years ago
  6. KrazyKraut

    no he is an asshole,
    I would like to see his face when dead friends or family members getting washed ashore the beach….

    #6 4 years ago

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