Final Fantasy 14 proved to be a stunning success story for Square Enix, and CEO Yosuke Matsuda recognized its importance.
In the Japanese publisher’s annual report, Mr. Matsuda wrote that Endwalker’s latest expansion has propelled the game to the top of the MMO market.
He also noted that Square Enix will continue to aim for even greater heights with FF14.
Incidentally, the report also reveals that the Final Fantasy series as a whole was sold 173 million units as of March 2022. Just recently, we learned that FF14 passed the mark of 27 million registered players and is close to 28.
Of course, it’s always nice to see Square Final Fantasy 14’s relevance recognized. Many people remember how the game was considered a complete failure in 2010, players leaving the floundering version 1.0 en masse.
However, after the arrival of producer/director Naoki Yoshida and the monumental display of determination and hard work that led to the re-release of A Realm Reborn, the developers at Square Enix managed to prove that second chances for MMORPGs are rare but possible.
Final Fantasy 14 is currently available for PlayStation 4, PS5 and PC.