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Final Fantasy XIV Mac Port Pulled From Sale

There may not be as many Mac gamers as regular PCs, but that doesn’t mean that they cannot also have bad ports like the ones PC gamers have experienced with Batman: Arkham Knight. Square-Enix has pulled the Mac port of Final Fantasy XIV and is even allowing players to submit request forms for refunds. The reasons for this is that many gamers are saying that the System Requirements that were posted were false and that it wasn’t performing as well as the PC port reportedly due to reduced costs for development of the Mac port. Final Fantasy XIV Director and Producer Naoki Yoshida released this statement…


“I believe that the biggest problem with the Mac version release was the significant discrepancy between the performance of the product our development team produced and the expectations our customers had for it, which was due to the lack of information available on our product when sales commenced, as well as other issues.

“[…] While the development and operations teams, as well as our entire company, were involved in this mistake, it was I who ultimately made the decision to release the Mac version under these circumstances and therefore bear sole responsibility, and I sincerely apologize to you all.

“Because of this situation, many of you purchased a product which your Mac hardware could not run at even the minimum system requirements, resulting in insufficient performance, for which many of you have expressed your dissatisfaction. Had we provided accurate information beforehand, I know many of you would not have purchased the Mac version, which is why we decided to offer full refunds. Once again, I apologize.”

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