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FFXIV Sales Suspended Again: High Demand Strains

By Mazen "Mithrie" Turkmani
Published: December 16, 2021 at 12:51 PM GMT

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AC Odyssey Free Weekend

Assassin's Creed Odyssey, a standout title in the Assassin's Creed series, is available for free this weekend across Xbox, PC, Stadia, and PlayStation platforms. This limited-time offer allows players to experience the vast, historical open-world adventure of ancient Greece from today until Monday at no cost. Notably, any progress made during this period will be saved, should players decide to purchase the game afterward. Set during the Peloponnesian War, the game lets you choose between two characters, Alexios or Kassandra, and explore a world rich with political intrigue, mythical beasts, and historical figures. The free weekend offers a perfect chance for both series fans and newcomers to dive into the engaging storylines and expansive gameplay that Assassin's Creed Odyssey offers.

Splinter Cell Remake

Ubisoft has excited the gaming world by announcing a remake of the original Splinter Cell, a game that debuted 19 years ago and established a beloved stealth-action franchise. Developed by Ubisoft Toronto using the advanced Snowdrop engine, this remake promises stunning visuals and dynamic lighting, aiming to provide a next-generation experience for both veteran fans and newcomers. The game will retain its core narrative featuring Sam Fisher, the skilled covert operative, while incorporating modern gameplay enhancements to refresh its unique stealth mechanics. The developers are committed to maintaining the essence of the original, ensuring that the remake offers both nostalgia and a cutting-edge gaming experience. For further insights, Ubisoft has shared a detailed interview on their website explaining their decision to opt for a full remake over a simple remaster, highlighting their dedication to delivering a high-quality revival of this classic title.

FFXIV Suspends Sales Again

Final Fantasy XIV, the popular MMORPG by Square Enix, is currently grappling with server congestion issues, as detailed by the game's director, Naoki Yoshida, on the official Lodestone website. Players have faced long wait times during peak hours, prompting the team to offer a total of 21 days of free game time as compensation. To manage the surge in player numbers, sales of Final Fantasy XIV Starter and Complete Editions have been temporarily halted, and new free trial registrations suspended. Furthermore, the notorious login error 2002, a bug from the game's original version, has been identified and is set for correction in the upcoming Patch 6.01. This patch aims to improve the login process and enhance the overall player experience, especially with the new Endwalker expansion. Despite these issues, Final Fantasy XIV continues to offer a deeply engaging world with a rich storyline and committed community, maintaining its appeal within the Final Fantasy legacy.

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