Final Fantasy XI and XIV back online this Friday

By Alex Donaldson
22 March 2011 19:28 GMT

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.

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