It might not be your cup of tea, but Final Fantasy XIV is certainly the cup of tea for a large number of MMO players, though how many remains unclear. At a recent event in Japan, producer and director Naoki Yoshida stated that the game has acquired five million total subscribers since its rerelease, although he did not state that the game currently has that many. Exact subscription numbers remain something of a mystery, as Square-Enix has declined to release them. Still, it’s something to chew on during speculation.
Final Fantasy XIV‘s first expansion launched two weeks ago tomorrow, and during those first two weeks the game it has given players no weekly lockouts. The idea, from the beginning, was to allow players to just relax and enjoy leveling without any sort of pressure. Now a tiny bit of pressure is being added as the game opens up its first weekly lockout in the form of Alexander, a former Sharlayan structure used as the nexus for the Primal of the Goblins. Check out the vid below.