MMOSite have reported a recent rumor about the possible shutdown of Final Fantasy XI to make room for Final Fantasy XIV. The rumor comes from a Square Enix employee and was spread by a ”Japanese game media”. Square Enix’s Yoichi Wada has later denied the report, but left no comment on the matter.
GameGrep then stated that a top resources employee at Square Enix posted the following on their personal blog (before it was taken down, of course):
“I think some amongst you will know, but FF11 started in 2002 … Well, this year it’ll end and the stage will shift to FF14.”
However, it still remains unclear whether Final Fantasy XI will be shutting down this year, or not. Each side makes a valid point and only time will tell.