Those hoping to travel through the region will be disappointed.
Final Fantasy XIV players are gearing up for patch 6.1, scheduled for mid-April. The update, titled “Newfound Adventure,” will add new main story quests and side content, as well as job adjustments, a new alliance raid, and a much-needed in-game character and lore glossary. called the Endless Codex. As happy as fans of these upcoming additions are, one thing in particular was missing from the list: data center moves. Now, a detailed official blog post outlines what players can expect from the service when it’s added in patch 6.18.
Currently, Final Fantasy XIV players are locked in their initial data center. The game has physical data centers for various regions and logical data centers, each of which houses multiple worlds, i.e. servers. In patch 6.18, the new datacenter travel system will allow players to temporarily visit another logical datacenter within the same physical datacenter and play the game (mostly) as normal.
This may seem very similar to the existing world visit system, but the difference is that players have the ability to visit worlds outside of their own data center. Things not accessible when visiting Otherworld include anything related to housing, free businesses, linkshells, and deposits.
“The scope of your communication and gameplay will expand dramatically as you will be able to raid with other players, play with previously unreachable friends and acquaintances, visit player housing, participate in player events, and more,” producer and director Naoki Yoshida wrote in the blog post.
The next live broadcast of the Letter from the Producer is scheduled for April 1 at 4:00 a.m. PDT.
Final Fantasy XIV is available to play on PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5. Sales of the game were suspended in December 2021 due to server congestion, but resumed in late January 2022. In a recent Letter from the Producer livestreamed, the Producer Naoki Yoshida explained what players can expect from Patch 6.1, which is slated for release in April.