Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Faces Launch Issues
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is the latest MMORPG to be heavily affected by launch issues. Those who pre-ordered the game gained early access to play it over the weekend, but have been facing numerous server issues that have prevented them from being able to connect to the game.
Many players are now receiving error 1017: an error message notifying them that “The World is currently full. Please wait until an opening is available and try again.”
These problems have prompted the game’s Director Naoki Yoshida to issue an apology to affected players.
“The maximum expected population limit is nearing for each World, and unless the current World simultaneous connection amount decreases, we are unable to open release the limitation,” wrote Yoshida on the game’s official forum.
“In case we do release the limitation, there is a high chance that the corresponding World will crash or cause issues, and we are thinking that it will be difficult for us to release it for a while. We please ask you to consider playing in a World that has a low limitation.
“We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause and ask to continue with your cooperation.”
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has been through an extensive beta test over the past few months and officially launches on both the PlayStation 3 and PC on Tuesday, Aug. 27. A version of the game is planned for the PlayStation 4 next year.