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[Important]Migration to PlayStation®4 Version Patch System (Aug. 22) *updated Aug. 31, 2018 6:40 a.m. (PDT)

Currently, on the PlayStation®4 (hereafter “PS4®”) version of FINAL FANTASY XIV (hereafter “FFXIV”), download and installation of the update file occurs after account login. However, for further improvement to long-term stability, in conjunction and cooperation with Sony Interactive Entertainment, on Sep. 4, 2018 we will be migrating our update service to the PS4® patch system. Please read on for details.


・The PS4® patch system makes automatic download of update files possible without the need for starting up client applications or login verifications. This will allow for much smoother gameplay when future FFXIV version updates occur.
*For details, please see the “PS4® User’s Guide ( https://sqex.to/duI )”.

・Currently for client application updates, the PS4® version of FFXIV uses separate data regions per game title that is on the PS4®, so in the case a data region becomes partially corrupted for some reason, it is necessary to re-download the update files in their entirety to maintain data integrity. Migrating to the PS4® patch system will alleviate this issue.

・With this streamlining of data regions, a reduction in required HDD storage space is expected for the current PS4® version of FFXIV. (What is 67.25 GB as of Aug. 2018 is expected to be reduced to about 34 GB.)


Players of the PS4® version of FFXIV will need to re-download all update files, as they have been made compatible for the PS4® patch system. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Before migration begins, on Aug. 28, 2018, we will begin releasing the update files that have been made compatible for the PS4® patch system. We ask that you please follow the guide below to download the update files prior to when the actual migration begins.

As a note, gameplay will still be possible during the pre-migration download of the update files.

Pre-migration download period: From Aug. 28, 2018 to Sep. 4, 2018

▼Preparing for Migration
1. Please ensure there is at least 31 GB of space available in your PS4® HDD.
2. Confirm whether Automatic Downloads is enabled; if it is not, please enable.
*For detailed steps, please see link below:
https://sqex.to/duI
3.
- For members of PlayStation®Plus (PS®Plus) After enabling the setting above, leave your PS4® powered on, or leave it in rest mode (*Note 1), and conduct automatic download of the update files.

- For non-members of PlayStation®Plus (PS®Plus) After enabling the setting above, leave your PS4® powered on, and conduct automatic download of the update files.

(*Note 1)
Automatic download while in rest mode is only possible for players subscribed to PlayStation®Plus(PS®Plus). For members of PS®Plus, please go to [Set Features Available in Rest Mode] and confirm that the “Stay Connected to the Internet” checkbox is checked.
*For detailed steps, please see link below:
https://sqex.to/AqK

▼Confirm Automatic Download Has Completed When automatic download of the update files is complete, a notification will be sent to your PS4®’s Notifications > Downloads list.
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[Patch Name]: Version [Version number]
Update File

Installable: [2018/09/04]
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If there is not enough available space, a download cancellation notice will be sent to your PS4® Notifications. In this case, please make sure there is ample space in your PS4® HDD (31GB+) and try downloading again.

As a note, even if automatic downloads is not enabled, starting up the FFXIV client application at any point during the pre-migration period will activate the downloading of update files that have been made compatible for the PS4® patch system.

After your pre-migration downloads are complete, if you do not wish to keep automatic downloads enabled for future downloads, you may turn off the feature and return your settings to normal.

▼All Worlds Maintenance on the Day of Migration On Sep. 4, 2018, we will be performing an All Worlds Maintenance in FFXIV in order to implement migration to the PS4® patch system. After migration, starting up the FFXIV client application will begin installation of the update files that were downloaded prior to the migration.
*If pre-migration downloads were not performed, then this is when the re-download of all update files will begin.

Simultaneously, old patch regions that are no longer relevant will be deleted, and storage capacity will be optimized.

We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause, and thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

*Updated Aug. 28, 2018 3:40 a.m. (PDT)

We had planned on releasing the pre-migration update files that have been made compatible for the PS4® patch system on Aug. 28, 2018. However, due to technical difficulties, we need to temporarily stop the distribution of the files.

We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause, and thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

*Updated Aug. 31, 2018 6:40 a.m. (PDT)

As of Aug. 31, 2018 6:00 a.m. (PDT), we have recommenced distribution of pre-migration update files made compatible for the PlayStation®4 patch system.
Please see the link below for more details.
http://sqex.to/q-o

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