from Stefan Brunk
Naoki Yoshida, the lead producer and director of Final Fantasy 14, wrote to the community in an open letter, stating that the upcoming patch 5.3 will be delayed due to the corona crisis. The update, which is actually planned for mid-June, is expected to appear a few weeks later than planned.

The Corona virus (COVID-19) is currently causing restrictions around the world, so it was probably only a matter of time before this would have an impact on the otherwise well-timed development of Final Fantasy 14. In one open letter producer and director Naoki Yoshida has now asked for understanding that the upcoming 5.3 update will appear a few weeks later than planned. The patch was originally scheduled for mid-June.

"Patch 5.3, which should be released in mid-June, will therefore be released with a certain delay. It could be two, three weeks, or even a month, but it's hard to say exactly given the situation. "

One of the main reasons for this is that the development of the FF14 updates works with teams around the world and that the rules and restrictions make effective collaboration too difficult.

"We sincerely apologize to you, our players. We know how much you are looking forward to a new patch. But we do not want to compromise on the quality of our patches and of course we take the health of our development and management team into account First of all. With this in mind, we are closely monitoring the situation and adjusting our schedule accordingly. Thank you very much for your understanding. "

Despite the unpleasant news, most players will be happy to hear that the development team is currently doing well. Of course, we will continue to tell you about all the news about the development of Patch 5.3 and Final Fantasy 14 (buy now) Keep up to date.

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