Originally revealing plans for a European Data Center launch to the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn community at the first ever FFXIV Fan Festival in London last year, developers Square Enix today released a follow-up announcement that will see the release of the new European Data Center on October.

Currently European players have had to endure connections to US-based Data Centers but within the next few months that will change as the developers roll-out a brand new European Data Center that promises faster connection speeds and more reliable connectivity to players in European countries.

Sadly however there will be some downtime during the exchange as the Worlds effected by the transfer will be offline for scheduled maintenance for 3-5 days. More information will be announced on the official Lodestone site as the date draws near.

Source: Press Release