Final Fantasy XI and XIV back online this Friday

Tuesday, 22nd March 2011 19:28 GMT By Alex Donaldson

Square Enix have confirmed that the game servers for Final Fantasy XI and XIV will resume normal service from March 25 after being switched off on March 13th due to the Japanese Earthquake.

As part of an effort to conserve power at the request of the Japanese Government, Square Enix and other developers switched off services for ongoing games including the gameplay servers for Final Fantasy XI and XIV.

When they reopen on Friday, players of Final Fantasy XI will find that the monthly fee has been waived. Final Fantasy XIV is still free-to-play after its rough launch period.

Supposedly turning off the servers saved 11.6% of the power used daily by Square Enix’s Tokyo Offices, so it was a worthwhile sacrifice while Japan were going through terrible power shortages.

Thanks, Siliconera.



  1. Xx8593xX

    when is XIV gunna come to PS3?

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Wesker

    Final Fantasy XIV went silent … and no-one noticed …

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Toastrules

    @Wesker actually a lot of people noticed, it was on VG247, and raged about it, but I think that many people understood

    #3 4 years ago
  4. FredEffinChopin

    @1 Delayed indefinitely, until they get the game running up to standard supposedly. I’m guessing that means it’s in serious trouble.

    Keeping my fingers crossed.

    #4 4 years ago

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