According to a news post in Yahoo! Japan, Square Enix’s CEO, Yoichi Wada, has apologized for the sorry state the company’s latest MMORPG, Final Fantasy XIV Online, is currently enduring. Revealed last year to much fanfare, the game has so far failed miserably mostly due to the backward in-game features and content. Yoichi Wada repeatedly talked about gaining back the trusts of players and stressed that the company is trying its best to salvage the situation and lure the original players back. Numbers for active users in the servers (both English and Japanese) have dropped sharply since launch day.
Bombarded with various negative news since the first day, including many failing reviews done by top gaming websites, copy-and-paste terrains (image above) and even moldy merchandise found in the collector’s edition, it seems like Square Enix is making a last ditch attempt to convince players of their sincerity in making the game a better one after player count did not increase much following a one month extended free period.