Square Enix has announced that the delayed 5.3 patch of Final Fantasy XIV will be released in August. The update was originally scheduled for release on June 16, but had to be delayed due to production difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I would like to apologize again to all our players for the delay in Patch 5.3,” game producer and director Naoki Yoshida said in a statement on FFXIV’s official forms. I hear.” He said.
Yoshida announced that there are plans for Patch 5.3 to be released on August 11. “We did everything we could to try and release this update in mid-July, but we realized we needed a little more time to fully complete the update.”
Although development on FFXIV has faced numerous hurdles due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Yoshida has announced that the team has “mainly switched to a home-based work system and plans to move to a regular release schedule in roughly three and a half months. Also, Yoshida said that after the 5.3 update, future updates will be rolled out.” He didn’t reveal any details about what would happen, but shared a sketch of a tank the team was working on.
Square Enix will share more details in the coming days until patch 5.3 is released. The company will release another detail from its Producer Live broadcast on Wednesday, July 22, adding interviews and other updates to the 5.3’s exclusive site later this month.