Announced via a press release today, Square Enix revealed that Final Fantasy XIV has surpassed over six million cumulative players globally. For a game that looked dead on launch, and later got reborn and rebranded, that’s an incredible achievement.
‘SQUARE ENIX® today announced that the critically-acclaimed, FINAL FANTASY® XIV has now drawn in over six million cumulative players globally–excluding free trial—in under three years. The accumulated accounts reflect the growing community of players who enjoy the consistent schedule of content updates.’
The announcement of this milestone coincides neatly with the drop of patch 3.35 that introduces the Deep Dungeon: The Palace of the Dead.
‘With parties of up to four, the Palace of the Dead is the first of many planned content updates where players can battle through an array of enemies, avoid traps and tackle bosses to gain valuable experience. The dungeon features randomly generated maps, several dozen floors, and starts every participant at Level 1 with a unique new progression system. Diving deep into the dungeon will see players focusing on strengthening their gear throughout their journey, as they work to unravel the mystery of the Palace of the Dead.’
Think of the Palace as a rogue-like game, where players will have to start over from scratch if they wish to attempt it. The patch is now live, and all Final Fantasy XIV players can enjoy this new content.