Final Fantasy XIV’s NA Data Center expansion has been delayed

NA will have to wait a few more months for new servers.

Final Fantasy XIV’s NA servers will not receive their planned Data Center expansion until November, as per a notice released on the official FFXIV website. The expansion, which was previously scheduled for August, will now be delayed until November, a three-month disruption.

The server vendor that Square Enix was working with has informed Square Enix that delivery of the equipment will be delayed due to the ongoing semiconductor shortage. The global semiconductor shortage has affected all aspects of computing, but has most notably affected the price and availability of servers and graphics cards. 

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The planned expansion would have added four new worlds under a new Data Center, vastly increasing the potential population and easing login queues. In December 2021, and throughout January 2022, the release of Endwalker caused login queues to enter the thousands. Huge queues are often a part of patch releases.

The Data Center expansion, which was scheduled for two phases will now follow the below schedule:

  • Phase One: Four worlds added and a new logical Data Center in November 2022
  • Phase Two: Four worlds added to the new Data Center in Summer 2023

With the delay, the Data Center expansion will now miss the release of patch 6.2 and potentially cause more massive queues on release of that update.

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