Final Fantasy XIV vive his best moment waiting to receive Endwalker, the long-awaited expansion that will end a stage for Naoki Yoshida’s video game. Square Enix has presented this Thursday to its investors the financial results corresponding to the quarter ended last June 30, a period from which net income of 682 million euros is extracted and operating profits above 133.1 million euros to change. The MMO of the JRPG saga par excellence of the company has been one of the main responsible.
Because despite the drop compared to last year, a course that we remember was marked by the pandemic and figures that exceeded any forecast, Square Enix’s digital entertainment department is still doing great, specifically the department related to the income from the MMORPG, where Final Fantasy XIV is located. Its latest expansion, Shadowbringers, brought countless players, to the point that recently it was almost impossible to get into the game due to the saturation experienced on the servers.
Final Fantasy XIV has between 50,000 and 60,000 players a day on Steam
The document has not disclosed data regarding the total number of players, but the metrics of portals such as SteamDB make it clear that Final Fantasy XIV is in its best historical moment on Steam, and by far, leaving behind the peaks of 2017, 2019 and 2020. The present 2021 is being the best year, with peaks of between 50,000 and 60,000 daily players in the middle of summer.
“Paid players subscribed to Final Fantasy XIV grew compared to last year”, They indicate in growth, where they indicate a remarkable rebound in direct income from this single title.
The future of Final Fantasy XIV is already mapped out between now and November, when Endwalker will be released. From Patch 5.58 released this past July to the Moonfire Faire event scheduled for next week, fans can also look forward to The Rising: The Rising event. More collaboration events are also planned in the months leading up to the new expansion’s premiere.
Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker It will go on sale this November 23 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PC (Windows and Max) consoles. Those who pre-order the game will have early access to the title from November 19.
Sources | Twinfinite; Square Enix (page 10); SteamDB