Sony offering refunds on digital FFXIV purchases

Remember how I told you about the issues with Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn? And you know how Square Enix is giving people a free week extra to apologize for server issues? Well, now Sony is also getting on the apology bandwagon!

According to the PlayStation blog, Sony is giving a full refund for FFXIV for those who bought the game on the 27th or 28th of August. Here is what they said:

All customers that purchased the digital version of the FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Standard Edition, or Collector’s Edition, from PlayStation Network on 27th or 28th August will receive a full refund and will be able to find the funds in their wallet as soon as this is processed.

In addition, the entitlements of FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Standard Edition or Collector’s Edition will be reset and the title will appear again in the download list.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience.

Wow, how big a fail do you need to get a full refund on the game? That’s really pretty bad news for FFXIV. At the same time, as I keep pointing out, the problem is that so many people really want to play the game. It’s like Error 37 all over again – the problem (at this point) isn’t with the game, but with demand and server capacity.

Does this mean that once Square Enix gets it right the game will be a big success? Or will the hype die down over time? At least those who bought special editions of FFXIV will get their refund and be able to afford GTA V.

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Author:Zoe Hawkins

Wielding my lasso of truth, I am the combination of nerd passion and grammar nazi. I delve into all things awesome and geek-tastic. I believe people should stop defining themselves and just enjoy playing games, so let's get on with it!

  • TiMsTeR1033

    Thats from Diablo 3 zoe!

    • Her Highness the Hipster

      error 37 has become universal ;)

      • Gustav Willem Diedericks

        Yip!

  • That Tall Twit

    Loving the header!

  • Devourer of Small Bunnies

    Pffft. if only Blizzard would give the poor master race a bite back of the pie. Would have been rad if it was multi plat title, as I am reeling to get it on PS3 (couch co op ftw). Not entirely keen on dropping another 600 on a game I already paid 800 to play :(

    • John mul-ti-pass

      I feel the same about it, though the co-op just seems so much worth it.

      • Devourer of Small Bunnies

        I know, i so badly know!!! :(

  • RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

    Wow Zoe, approaching SONY, getting them to offer a full refund, talk about the biggest HANGOVER cover up in the history of everything! I salute your efforts!

    • TiMsTeR1033

      does she really drink that much?? then again her view on the world and photoshop skills 0_0

      • RinceThisandFINALLYlvUP!

        Some people call her the Mistress of Wine, others the Come Wine with me, we just know her as Zoe (Jokes!)

        • Dean

          There are rumours that tequila has the ability to remove her clothing.

  • Pieter Kruger

    Had they run this on the Xbox One cloud with dedicated servers however………

  • MEfferJones

    what about the people who pre ordered and got it on the 24th? we have been dealing with this issue longer

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