If you’ve read any reviews on Final Fantasy XIV on the release of the MMO back in September, you probably know that the game had a number of giant problems holding the game back from it’s apparent greatness. However, it sounds like Square is aware of the problems and hopeful that players won’t abandon the game forever and come back when they fix the problems.
Kotaku is reporting some interesting quotes from Square Enix president Yoichi Wada, who readily admitted that FF XIV “isn’t satisfactory” in its current form. Wada said that the publisher is working to “quickly [improve] it” and “win back players’ trust.”
Final Fantasy XIV has shipped 630,000 copies, a respectable early number considering that it’s currently only available on the PC. However, as an ongoing service, Square is relying on subscription fees to keep the game going, and many disappointed gamers have been abandoning the service which is understandable for a glitchy game. They–Square–believes, “The players who left will return if we satisfy them.”
The speed at which Square has been addressing problems with the game is fairly impressive. It doesn’t forgive the dismal state it launched in, but I still think that if the game gets well polished like it deserves then many players will give it a second chance but if there is no dramatic changes.. that will be that with the game.