There is a chapter of Final Fantasy that has become so popular that it is sold-out even digitally , not just in physical format.
The franchise is back in the limelight recently with Final Fantasy VII Remake , but apparently there are many other episodes that are perhaps less “noisy” in the media but extremely profitable.
The series is looking back to its glorious past, with an operation known as Pixel Remaster , which will debut this month.
The initiative was not without controversy, regarding the methods of sale and the price of the individual remastered titles.
The chapter in question is Final Fantasy XIV , the increasingly popular MMORPG that has revived the saga’s online ambitions.
In particular, it is the Complete Edition that has “disappeared” – the one that includes all content up to Shadowbringers (that is, in addition to the latter, the expansions Heavensward and Stormblood ) priced at $ 59.99.
As Kotaku reports, the game sold out not only in physical format (something PC users are used to) but even digitally.
By accessing the official Square Enix store, you can see that the PC and PlayStation 4 versions cannot be purchased in the form of a download code.
Trying to make the purchase you will find a “waiting list” button in place of the typical option to add the product to the cart.
It should be noted that Final Fantasy XIV is still available for Mac on the same site, as well as on Steam and PlayStation Store.
Certainly, however, it is curious that the house that produces a video game has sold out, we still do not know for how long, digital copies of one of its flagship products.
As observed online, it is plausible that it was also an attempt to control access to its servers so as not to knock them out.
However, this would be a contradiction: a campaign has just been launched which guarantees free login for 14 days to returning players.
Be that as it may, Final Fantasy XIV just broke the all-time record for concurrent players on Steam (and has over 22 million registered accounts). p>
Also contributing to the engagement of new users was the version for PlayStation 5, which has just brought the title to the next-gen.
All while the game prepares for the arrival of the new expansion, Endwalker , which will be available very soon.
And users loyal to the “numbered” line are eagerly awaiting news of Final Fantasy XVI , which could be a little longer.
If you are a fan of the classic games of the saga, you can now retrieve Final Fantasy VIII at a great price on Amazon