- May 12, 2018
A few people I know have been saying gloom and doom that the game is on the way to extinction, but I really don’t think Square Enix closing down servers and shutting the door on that many players if that is pure profits coming in. There won’t be any more expansions developed for FFXI. There will be updates, perhaps some add-ons. It wouldn’t be a shock if they don’t end up combining servers together to get servers that have low populations merged together and closing down excess ones that are no longer required.
Free private servers became really well known at some point, though paid retail is still pretty much alive and kicking. I play retail, and administer a private one! We’re called Helix, please do check us out if you’re curious.