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FFXIV Oceanic Data Center Announced: New Server

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Published: January 14, 2022 at 1:34 PM GMT

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Naoki Yoshida has announced the expansion of all current FFXIV data centers, the introduction of the Oceanic Data Center and the resuming of digital sales for Final Fantasy XIV.

FFXIV Server Expansion Announcements

Hello guys, welcome to the Gaming News for 14 Jan 2022. Naoki Yoshida, who is a Producer and Director behind Final Fantasy XIV, has released a huge announcement talking about the expansion of basically every Data Center, but also the opening of the Oceanic Data Center.

FFXIV Oceanic Data Center

He says "The Oceanic Data Center we've been planning for some time will be opening approximately two weeks earlier than scheduled. This may be a little sudden, but we'll be bringing it online on Tuesday, January 25, 2022. Additionally, taking into account the current number of players in Oceania, the original plan was to initially add three worlds and later introduce two more. In light of the recent influx of players, however, we've decided to add five new worlds from the start. With this, there should be enough room for everyone in Oceania to transfer over. Those in Oceania who have struggled with network latency issues should also have a better play experience. This will be explained in detail separately, but these being new worlds, will be offering world incentives to transfer to them, such as waiving the transfer fee. We hope you take advantage of these bonuses."


People in the Oceanic Region have been waiting years for this to happen. It's good that it finally is. Also as well, because of the recent influx of new players, especially with the launch of Endwalker, they have got to react.


The Oceanic Data Center is a much-needed addition to Final Fantasy XIV. Oceania has long been a passionate and dedicated community of players, but their experience has often been hindered by network latency issues. The opening of the Oceanic Data Center will provide a dedicated server closer to home, resulting in improved gameplay for Oceania players.


In addition to the earlier opening of the Oceanic Data Center, the expansion plans have also been adjusted. Initially, the plan was to add three new worlds and gradually introduce two more. However, due to the overwhelming influx of players, the decision was made to add five new worlds right from the start. This will ensure that there is enough space for everyone in the Oceanic region to transfer over and enjoy a smoother gaming experience.


To encourage players to transfer to the new Oceanic worlds, Square Enix is offering world incentives. These incentives include waiving the transfer fee, making it easier for players to make the switch. This will not only benefit those who have been eagerly awaiting the Oceanic Data Center but also attract players from other regions who are interested in exploring the new worlds and fostering a more diverse and lively community.

FFXIV Resuming Digital Sales

In addition to the expansion of the data centers and the opening of the Oceanic Data Center, Final Fantasy XIV will also be resuming digital sales of the game on January 25th. The suspension of digital sales was a temporary measure taken to address the server overload issues caused by the influx of new players. With the expansion plans and the addition of new worlds, Square Enix is confident that the server capacity will be able to accommodate the increasing player base, allowing for a better gaming experience for everyone.


The resumption of digital sales is exciting news for both new and existing players. New players who have been eager to join the world of Eorzea will now have the opportunity to purchase the game and embark on their own adventures. Existing players who may have been considering transferring servers will also have the chance to do so and potentially enjoy a more stable gameplay experience.


It's worth noting that the announcement of the server expansion and the resumption of digital sales has sparked discussions among the Final Fantasy XIV community. Some players have expressed their intention to transfer to the newest and emptiest server possible in order to have a better chance of acquiring a housing plot, which can be a highly sought-after commodity in the game. It will be interesting to see how this influx of players and server transfers will impact the availability of housing in the game.


Overall, the announcement of the server expansion and the opening of the Oceanic Data Center is a significant milestone for Final Fantasy XIV. It not only addresses the long-standing concerns of players in the Oceanic region but also demonstrates Square Enix's commitment to providing the best possible gaming experience for its community. The addition of new worlds and incentives for server transfers will help create a more vibrant and diverse player base, fostering a dynamic and engaging MMO environment.


As the Oceanic Data Center opens its doors and digital sales of the game resume, Final Fantasy XIV enters a new chapter of growth and expansion. Players from all over the world will have the opportunity to explore the rich and immersive world of Eorzea, forge new friendships, and embark on epic adventures. The future looks bright for Final Fantasy XIV, and it's an exciting time to be a part of this thriving gaming community.


In conclusion, the server expansion announcements made by Naoki Yoshida have brought much-needed relief and excitement to the Final Fantasy XIV community. The opening of the Oceanic Data Center, along with the addition of new worlds and the resumption of digital sales, marks a significant step forward in ensuring a better gaming experience for players around the world. The future looks promising for Final Fantasy XIV, and we can't wait to see what adventures await us in the vast and ever-evolving world of Eorzea.

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