The release of Edwalker, the ambitious expansion for Final Fantasy XIV, has brought serious server congestion issues. Square Enix has been forced to make drastic decisions, such as removing the free trial or temporarily withdrawing the title from digital sales. However, its creators have just announced on the official Twitter account that players will be able to try the title for free again from next February 22.
“Have you heard it?” they publish on the aforementioned social network. “The free trial of the acclaimed MMORPG returns on February 22, 2022. Help us spread the word.”
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Update 7.0 will improve graphics
Although Final Fantasy XIV can be enjoyed on PlayStation 5, Sony’s next-generation console, the next update will take a step forward and improve the video game’s graphics. This has been announced by Square Enix in an official statement, where they have detailed the improvements at the visual level.
The title will experience an improvement both in its lighting system and in the animation of the characters. Stage backgrounds and shadows will also be strengthened. On the other hand, the textures and the foliage auto-generation system will receive an update.
All of these changes are taking place with an eye to the future. Being a type of video game conceived for the long term, it is important to tune up the technology, since the product will continue to evolve over the next few years.
Final Fantasy XIV is available on PS4, PS5 and PC. At the moment there is no news about a possible version for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, although its director Naoki Yoshida has not completely closed the doors to that possibility. Meanwhile, the studio is working on Final Fantasy XVI, though they haven’t shared a release date yet.
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