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Japanese servers shut to 'conserve'
Posted: 14.03.2011 12:39 by Simon Priest Comments: 2
Square Enix and the PlayOnline service have switched off their multiplayer server farms in order to save what power they can in Japan following the quakes.

Kojima Productions have also announced Metal Gear Online will be off in Japan as well. Square aren't charging for subscriptions to FFXI and FFXIV in April.

"Due to the continuous earthquakes occurring in the eastern regions of Japan since March 11 2011, the power companies in Japan have encouraged everyone to cooperate by conserving as much energy as possible as it is feared there will not be enough power supply,” read Square Enix's official statement to the server closure.

β€œTo conserve power we are temporarily stopping the MGO servers. Timing for the recommencement is TBD. Sorry for the inconvenience," twittered Kojima.
Source: VG247
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Comments

By PowerJack (SI Elite) on Mar 14, 2011
PowerJack
Now thats fellowship.
By VHugoSama (SI Core) on Mar 14, 2011
VHugoSama
Yup. Time to save what they can.