I don't know if you've heard, but Final Fantasy XIV – currently only available on PC – is…well, sorta broken.
Depending on the source, the game is averaging about a 4 or 5 for an overall review score, which isn't only well below Square-Enix standards; it's well below anyone's standards. The problems seem to be severe and numerous and the response has reached the developer. Their reaction? Well, it's kind of like someone took all the wind out of their sails; they're obviously a little embarrassed and they've offered to extend the free trial . They also issued the following statement:
"We would like to assure players that the world of FINAL FANTASY XIV is constantly growing and evolving, and the voices of the community are essential to that process. The development and management teams are carefully considering all player feedback, and working diligently to implement whatever changes and additions will serve to make Eorzea a better home for adventurers. We humbly ask for your continued support to this end."
The game is supposed to show up on the PlayStation 3 at some point, but evidently, certain problems meant that a simultaneous launch was out of the question. …maybe they didn't erase those problems in the PC version, either. The point is, things are looking bleak for the game, but might PS3 owners have a glimmer of hope? As noted by Wrecked Gamer , all this backlash might be a good thing. The developers know a lot of things are wrong and in turn, they wouldn't release the same shoddy product on the PS3, right…?
They have time to fix the issues and are well aware of what happens if they don't. Personally, I don't do MMOs and I don't care if the game ever shows up, but I know fans of the genre don't want to be disappointed. Maybe we could be optimistic about this…
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIV