Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn sales put on hold

Final Fantasy Xvi Reborn

Digital sales halted as servers buckle under strain.

Square Enix has put digital sales of its rebooted MMO Final Fantasy XVI: A Realm Reborn on hold, due to "the overwhelmingly positive response".

Via an official statement on its Facebook page, the company responded to complaints that players wishing to log-in during the games first few hours online have experienced long wait times and other errors.

Gamers have been prevented from playing, creating characters or logging in at all, while Square Enix has suspended all digital sales until these issue can be resolved,

"We are currently experiencing extremely long wait times for users to be able to log in and play," the Square Enix update states.

"As a temporary measure, we will halt sales of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn’s digital download products so we can accommodate all of those wishing to play. We are working to expand our server capacity in the coming days." 

After a lackluster launch as 'Final Fantasy XIV' in 2010 (ending with the game closing its servers on November 11th, 2012), the game has been overhauled and relaunched with the 'A Realm Reborn' affix.

Director and producer Naoki Yoshida oversaw the changes which included a new server system, graphics engine, and huge amounts of in game changes.

The game has been gaining popularity for some time, but Square Enix were seemingly unprepared for the exact amount of demand for their relaunched title. 

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