Final Fantasy XIV Passes 20 Million Registered Players; Update 5.3 Trailer Revealed

Square Enix announced that Final Fantasy XIV has passed a new milestone for its registered players count. A trailer of the next update was also released.

Final Fantasy XIV

Today Square Enix announced that Final Fantasy XIV has passed a new milestone regarding its registered players count.

According to the announcement, the game has now passed 20 million players. The latest update was in December with Square Enix announcing 18 million players.

The trailer, which you can enjoy below, introduce the upcoming update 5.3, which is coming on August 11.

You can watch it below both in English and Japanese depending on your voice-over preference. A few official screenshots are also available at the bottom of the post.

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 a very impressive milestone considering that Final Fantasy XIV is one of the few remaining MMORPGs requiring a subscription.

If you want to read more details about the update, you can check out our report of the previous Letter from the Producer Live.

If you’d like to learn more about the game in general, you can read our latest interview with Naoki Yoshida, and our review of Shadowbringers.

If you’d rather read something more whimsical, you can enjoy the report on our latest visit to the Eorzea Cafe in Tokyo, one about the latest orchestra concert, and our look at the recent Uniqlo collaboration.

Final Fantasy XIV is currently available for PlayStation 4 and PC.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Proud weeb hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long-standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality), MMORPGs, and visual novels are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans on Earth of the flight simulator genre.