Final Fantasy 14 adding new Oceania online data center

Final Fantasy 14 players in Australia and New Zealand soon won't have to worry about lag-filled sessions that come with connecting in North America or Japan.


Following the reveal of the Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker release date, it was assumed the that the Final Fantasy 14 Digital Fan Festival keynote would wrap up. However, FF14 Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida had one more piece of good news for players around the world, particularly for those around the Australia/New Zealand regions. Final Fantasy 14 will look to add an all-new data center that will house players from the Oceania region.

Yoshida has cited the intense lag that players from the Oceania region have experienced when attempting to play Final Fantasy 14 Online. As a surprise to those users, he announced that they would get their own data center. This will be the Final Fantasy 14 Online data center, joining the ones in North America, Europe, and Japan. The Oceania data center is being put in place to give Australia and New Zealand players a more reliable server, but also to alleviate some of the strain on the North American and Japanese data centers. Players from North America and Japan should now ideally be able to have much friendlier online experience.

The announcement of the Oceania data center wrapped up a lengthy keynote from Yoshida. He touched on several topics, mainly involving the upcoming Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker expansion. This included a new job, new explorable regions, a new race, new story details, and an official release date.

The Oceania data server is expected to go online around the launch of the Final Fantasy 14 6.0 update and the Endwalker expansion, which are set to arrive on November 23. This is not the end for Final Fantasy 14 Online this weekend. Two full days of FF14 fun are planned for the rest of the Final Fantasy 14 Digital Fan Festival, including new information on the roadmap between the 5.5 and 6.0 updates, which will be revealed this Saturday. Keep it on Shacknews, as we'll have more information on Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker as it comes in.

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Ozzie has been playing video games since picking up his first NES controller at age 5. He has been into games ever since, only briefly stepping away during his college years. But he was pulled back in after spending years in QA circles for both THQ and Activision, mostly spending time helping to push forward the Guitar Hero series at its peak. Ozzie has become a big fan of platformers, puzzle games, shooters, and RPGs, just to name a few genres, but he’s also a huge sucker for anything with a good, compelling narrative behind it. Because what are video games if you can't enjoy a good story with a fresh Cherry Coke?

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    May 14, 2021 8:20 PM

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      May 14, 2021 8:32 PM

      I will never understand how this game is so. Damn. Good. With. Music.

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        May 15, 2021 8:24 AM

        Music is part of the deal if it's final fantasy

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      May 15, 2021 7:25 AM

      Recently started playing FF14 with some friends. Two of them have played for years and the other two haven't.

      It's decent... Definitely an MMO. Triggering lots of WoW memories (good and bad).

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        May 15, 2021 8:10 AM

        Wish the classic content was f2p

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          May 15, 2021 8:17 AM

          It's free up to level 60 / Heavensward.

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            May 15, 2021 11:55 AM

            I tried to log in and it said that the account doesn't have the game.

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            May 15, 2021 12:08 PM

            It's saying that the service account does not have a valid final fantasy xiv license for this platform.

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            May 15, 2021 12:26 PM

            Nevermind. Got it. Thanks!

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