Throughout a current hands-on preview occasion for the upcoming Ultimate Fantasy 14: Endwalker growth, director Naoki Yoshida revealed that Sq. Enix’s in style MMORPG lately has surpassed 24 million gamers. Moreover, it’s the most worthwhile Ultimate Fantasy recreation within the sequence.
Chatting with the press in a digital preview occasion, Yoshida revealed that the participant rely has hit 24 million gamers 11 years after Ultimate Fantasy 14 was first launched. In a chart Yoshida shared with the press, Ultimate Fantasy 14’s participant rely again in 2015 was 4 million registered gamers. That quantity hit 10 million by the point the third growth, Stormblood, was launched in 2017, earlier than doubling within the subsequent 4 years.
“You all know simply how exhausting issues had been for us with the unique Ultimate Fantasy 14,” Yoshida says referencing the MMORPGs notorious launch. “Since then, we had been capable of remodel the title into one that gives a significant contribution to our firm’s income.”
Certainly, Yoshida says Ultimate Fantasy 14 is essentially the most worthwhile title within the Ultimate Fantasy sequence. “It is maybe unbecoming of me to say however when it comes to our enterprise, we have been capable of obtain nice success. Shifting ahead, we will spare no expense with our investments to make sure that this recreation continues to be one which our gamers can take pleasure in.”
Ultimate Fantasy 14’s continued success is undoubtedly one of the highlights within the MMORPG house and a real comeback story. Particularly after the model of the sport that was launched in 2010 was critically panned. However this 12 months alone, the word-of-mouth buzz for Ultimate Fantasy 14 has seemingly taken the sport into the mainstream.
And simply because the upcoming growth is about to conclude a significant storyline doesn’t suggest Ultimate Fantasy 14 is over. Through the presentation, Yoshida spoke concerning the subsequent ten years and thanked the player-base for sticking with the sport.
Take a look at IGN’s full hands-on preview of Ultimate Fantasy 14: Endwalker to be taught extra concerning the new lessons and areas coming to the MMO with the growth.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s Information Editor. You’ll be able to attain him @lawoftd.