Today, at the beginning of a 14-hours long celebratory broadcast, Square Enix announced a new milestone for Final Fantasy XIV.
The popular MMORPG has now passed 18 million registered players.
The announcement was made directly by the publisher’s chief executive officer Yosuke Matsuda at the beginning of the livestream.
It’s worth mentioning that this counts every account ever created for the game, and it doesn’t indicate the number of currently-active players. That being said, it’s still very impressive considering that Final Fantasy XIV is one of the few remaining MMORPGs requiring a subscription.
While impressive, this isn’t too surprising considering that Square Enix has reported that the game is doing wonders for its financial results with a boost in subscribers even before Shadowbringers launched followed by further growth after the expansion’s release.
If you’d like to learn more about Final Fantasy XIV, you can read our recent interview with Naoki Yoshida and Banri Oda, our review of the latest expansion and our article explaining why it features the best story among all the tales told by the Final Fantasy series.
You can also enjoy the report on our latest visit to the Eorzea Cafe in Tokyo and that about the recent orchestra concert.
Final Fantasy XIV is currently available for PS4 and PC. Recently, Xbox boss Phil Spencer pledged to help bring the game to Xbox One as well.