Final Fantasy XIV has reached 14 million registered players worldwide, Square Enix has announced.
It should be noted that this number is across PlayStation 4 and PC, and is not the same as the number of current subscribers that the game has.
To celebrate the milestone and the game’s fifth anniversary, producer and director Naoki Yoshida shared a special message which can be read in full below:
Although the original FINAL FANTASY XIV failed to meet expectations, through the support of people in the media, the companies we have worked with, and of course our dedicated players, we were able to launch A Realm Reborn in 2013. FFXIV was indeed reborn, and over the course of these past five years, it has grown to become the title that we all know and love today. I cannot thank you enough.
We in the development and operations teams have been working at full capacity ever since the launch of A Realm Reborn, and while we have made our share of missteps along the way, the Warriors of Light continue to spur us onward.
There are many new gaming experiences and epic tales that we wish to share with you all. We will be working harder than ever to expand the world of FFXIV, where players form lasting bonds with one another through their adventures.
FINAL FANTASY XIV is the result of everyone’s passion and commitment, including all of you Warriors of Light, and I hope you will continue to support us as we build this world together.
Final Fantasy XIV‘s anniversary event, The Rising, is currently live until September 17th. During the event, players will be able to earn a Wind-up Cirina minion and a couple of cosmetic earrings.