Final Fantasy XIV Celebrates 5th Year Anniversary - Reaches 14m Registered Users

Final Fantasy XIV is celebrating it's 5th anniversary today with a 14 hour live stream starting at 8PM PST. The lineup of guests include voice actors, developers, and the next live letter which will discuss Patch 4.4 which is set to launch in mid-September. The Rising Event is also available in-game until September 18th which allows players to get the Wind Up Cirna and White Ravens/Manderville Earrings.

More interestingly, Square Enix announced today that Final Fantasy XIV hit 14 million total registered users since launch with 4m of that figure joining the game in the last year alone. While the game's sales and playerbase are down over the last few months, the game's next expansion, which is widely expected to be revealed at this year's Fan Fest, should boost numbers. After Stormblood's launch last year, Final Fantasy XIV hit an all time peak in active subscribers and I suspect they'll hit another peak after the next expansion launches (sometime in mid 2019).