In what is likely the most bizarre news you’re going to hear today, Final Fantasy IX just received a substantial update. By substantial, we mean the update deleted every individual file of the game, making it no longer playable. It’s bizarre and likely isn’t intentional, but you have to wonder what exactly happened for this update even to be pushed to live. The news was noticed initially by Final Fantasy IX owners, but those who don’t own it can see the update on its SteamDB page.
As you can see, every file from the game has been individually deleted, making it no longer playable. While we don’t know exactly what caused the update to go out, some good guesses are floating around. Some believe the update was originally on the game’s test environment (meant for developers) but was unintentionally pushed to live by a shortsighted developer. One can only imagine the immense worry the moment the developer releases just what they’ve done. Regardless, you can imagine the developer had a bit of a rude awakening. While there’s no information regarding when the game will be playable again, it will likely be in the next day.
What is Final Fantasy IX?
Final Fantasy IX is a role-playing game from Square Enix released back in 2000. The ninth game in the Final Fantasy series has you adventuring across Gaia as one of several playable characters. The story follows Zidane Tribal, a thief tasked with kidnapping the princess of Alexandria. He teams up with her and several others to stop the Queen from waging war and ending many lives. The game is available for the original PlayStation, iOS, Android, PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
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