Square Enix has announced that automatic house demolition has been suspended in Final Fantasy 14, following the earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria on Monday, February 6.
The death toll from Monday’s quake now stands at 22,765, and humanitarian efforts are underway to rescue survivors from the rubble and bring aid to those who lost their homes.
Following the disaster, Square Enix has confirmed that Final Fantasy 14 players won’t have to worry about automatically losing their in-game properties if they don’t stay active.
“On behalf of the entire Final Fantasy 14 development and management team, our hearts go out to those affected by the earthquake,” Square Enix said.
“Due to damage and other factors, we have decided to temporarily suspend the automatic demolition of farms,” the blog continues. “The clock has stopped again after a short time given the damage and the situation of those affected by the disaster. We ask for your consideration and understanding.”
The timer was suspended last night and is still in effect for all worlds in the Chaos and Light Data Center. Square Enix explained that it will “monitor the situation in the coming days” and make an announcement when it decides that self-demolition can resume.
“We sincerely hope that the recovery will be quick and that those affected will soon be able to join us in Eorzea,” added the studio.
The last time Square Enix suspended in-game house demolitions for Final Fantasy 14 was during the early months of the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022.
On Tuesday February 14, The Big Pink and The WAEVE will perform a special charity concert in London, organized by the humanitarian aid group Choose Love.
The concert will take place at the Jazz Cafe in London and will feature Nabihah Iqbal, Nadine Shah, Swim Deep and Lou Hayter. All proceeds raised will go directly to Choose Love.