Xfire writes “You wouldn’t know it, seeing as to how it’s become one of the most popular MMOs this 2021, but Final Fantasy XIV wasn’t supposed to be here.
In fact, at launch in 2010, Final Fantasy XIV was deemed a huge failure and shut down not long after.
Former Square Enix president, Yoichi Wada, scrapped the entire development team and put Naoki Yoshida, better known as Yoshi-P, at the helm. Yoshida then kept the servers live until late November 2012.
What then transpired next is something that’s best described as the comeback of the decade.”
Source: N4G PC How Yoshi-P Saved Final Fantasy XIV