Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward is the first expansion for this problem-laden MMO. In an effort to be inclusive, developer Square Enix created a Mac edition of the game. Now, less than two weeks after release, Mac sales have halted.
The problem? Specs. With any game, there comes a menu list of required specifications. The list tells you what hardware your rig needs to have to run the game with any real success. It would appear that the list for the Mac version underwent several last minute revisions, and the game released with the wrong information.
So, what happened? Gamers fired up their ill-equipped machines and instead of seamless gameplay they were faced with bugs and glitches and crashes…oh my! Square Enix promises to announce the correct specifications soon, but no date for that announcement is set…yet.
This isn’t the first time Final Fantasy XIV had its issues. When the game originally released in 2010, the reviews and problems were so numerous that Square Enix revamped it almost entirely and came back in 2013 with the aptly named Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.
Whether or not fans will continue with the MMO after this last hiccup is still up for debate. Final Fantasy is one of the longest running, most-beloved franchises in gaming. Their fans are passionate, if not persnickety.