Since FFXIV Endwalker’s release, long queues to even get into the game’s servers have been a headache for both players and devs. In response to the long wait times, Square Enix released another announcement with what steps it’s taking to address the congestion.
Unexpectedly, Square Enix will now temporarily suspend the sales of both Final Fantasy 14’s base game and the complete edition. Free trial registration for new accounts will also be put on hold, as well as new advertisements. It’s unknown how long the policy will last for, but the company will “continue to monitor the situation as [they] consider the timing around resuming sales.”
Players will be compensated with 14 days of free play time, another week tacked onto the previously promised seven days.