After promising to re-evaluate their plans to merge servers following poor fan feedback, Square Enix has announced it will begin the merge in March after all.

Writing on the FF XIV Lodestone website, the studio states the merge will take place on March 27 in order to "improve the player experience during the period up to the launch of FFXIV version 2.0."

Square Enix states that "new worlds may be added in the future, for example after the relaunch or when player numbers increase."

Starting March 1, users will be able to use the site's world transfer application to choose which server they wish to join on a first-come-first-served basis.