Ultimate Fantasy 14: Endwalker has been delayed by two weeks and can now be launched on December 7, 2021. To assist with the wait, the group additionally launched the expansion’s launch trailer.
The information was introduced by FF14’s producer and director Naoki Yoshida, who wrote a letter to the followers explaining the choice and apologizing for the delay.
“There are a number of causes for the postponement, however as I’m the one overseeing all facets of the title as the top of the undertaking, the duty falls solely on me,” Yoshida wrote. “Enable me to convey my sincerest apologies to our gamers, our Warriors of Mild all over the world who’ve been wanting so ahead to the discharge of Endwalker. I’m really sorry.”
As we beforehand talked about, Ultimate Fantasy 14: Endwalker will now launch on December 7, whereas the growth’s early entry interval will start on December 3. There may also be two scheduled patches – Patch 6.01 and 6.05 – that can be launched on December 21, 2021, and January 4, 2022, respectively.
Yoshida continued to say that the “greatest issue behind the discharge date change was my very own selfishness as the sport’s director.” All of it stemmed, in accordance with him, from attempting to stability the roles of producer and director.
“Nonetheless, as we neared the top of improvement and I performed by all the things—from quests to battle content material and the like—I simply couldn’t include my need to additional enhance Endwalker’s high quality, particularly as a result of this growth pack marks the primary main fruits of occasions in FFXIV to this point,” Yoshida stated. “At the same time as we glance past Endwalker, the FFXIV story will proceed for a very long time and we hope to ship many extra pleasurable experiences within the recreation. Nonetheless, it was exactly as a result of Endwalker concludes the primary main saga that I felt our group wanted to push ourselves to the “limits” that I envisioned.
“Consequently, we remained firmly resolved to regulate right down to the smallest nuances and guarantee our writing covers even the best factors of the huge and complex story that has spanned these previous 11 years for the reason that unique FFXIV to make sure that everybody can totally take pleasure in their journey in Endwalker.
“Sadly, the consequence of this was that we ended up in a state of affairs the place we reduce into the time required for last high quality assurance checks because of this time spent on further enhancements.”
Because the launch day grew close to, Yoshida realized that “there was an even bigger threat of us reaching the discharge date with out making certain “stability” as one type of high quality.” It was this motive, and extra, that led to the choice of a delay.
It will mark the primary time Yoshida has ever delayed an annouced launch date, though he did “as soon as shift a launch from Spring to early Summer season.” He additionally understands that many individuals made preparations to take off work for the primary day of Endwalker, and he humbly asks that everybody “forgive [him] for the choice [he’s] made.”
Ultimate Fantasy 14: Endwalker is not going to solely conclude the story of Hydaelyn and Zodiark and bring to an end the story that started in A Realm Reborn, it’ll additionally function two new jobs – one healer and one melee DPS – and can deliver gamers to the moon.
For extra on FF14, which lately surpassed 24 million gamers, take a look at why Endwalker’s Stardew Valley-like mode sounds enjoyable as heck and the modifications the group has made to assist ease server congestion.
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