From Washington Post: “Final Fantasy XIV holds a unique place in modern gaming history. Once considered a catastrophic failure, a second shot three years later at making the game turned fortunes around.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is now considered the ultimate success story of how an always-online multiplayer game can recalibrate after high-profile failure. Like a Snyders Cut for fantasy role-playing games, except with a proven track record of 20 million monthly players, and one of the longest shelf lives of any online video game.”

Source: N4G PC Final Fantasy XIV director discusses the challenges of building an always-online game