Square Enix has resumed digital sales of Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn on its North American and European online stores.
Due to an "overwhelmingly positive response to" Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn when it launched worldwide on Aug. 27 for PlayStation 3 and Windows PC, Square Enix halted digital sales of the title until the company could expand its server capacity to accommodate players. Square Enix had also temporarily docked the MMO's character creation feature and enforced log-in restrictions across its servers.
Director Naoki Yoshida told Polygon that the game suffered congested servers to due Square Enix's "conservative estimates" on how many people would adopt the game at launch. Due to the server congestion, the week-long free trial was extended by a week and European customers who purchased the title via the PlayStation Network received full refunds.