The early access release of Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker took this MMO to the next level, as it broke the title’s highest concurrent player record for the second time this year. The number of online players this time doubled the record set in June this year.
Despite having been out for over ten years, Final Fantasy XIV continues to go from strength to strength only in 2021. The MMO announced that more than 22 million players had signed up in April and has repeatedly broken records for the number of concurrent players this year.
According to SteamDB, the latest Final Fantasy XIV concurrent player count is 95,150, surpassing the previous record of 67,148 from July 18. As of the end of June, the highest number of concurrent players online stood at around 41,000. This means that the MMO has more than doubled its concurrent players in less than six months.
The influx of new players and returns to the game is largely due to the early access release of Endwalker, which officially went live on December 7, but players who have pre-ordered will be able to play the new content starting December 4.