Final Fantasy XIV (14) Online - Coming 2010 - Exclusively to PS3

Jan 29, 2009
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Sony reveals the next Final Fantasy title will be an exclusive PS3 MMO, coming 2010


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Apr 17, 2009
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Final Fantasy XIV wireless router!


Our first impulse when we spotted this abstractly formed Final Fantasy XIV-branded 802.11n router on the TGS show floor was that Planex Communications was some sort of rogue IP-infringing KIRFufacturer. It turns out that's not the case. Planex Communications is a totally upstanding manufacturer of all things networking and Japanese-video-games-branded, and the fact that this ¥9,980 (about $116 US) router was located a few feet from Square Enix's own booth should quell any other misgivings. Now, as for misgivings about dedicating the majority of your life over the next couple years to another treadmill of XP, loot, and Moogles, those are in your hands.
 

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Feb 16, 2009
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Square Apologizes to Gamers for FFXIV

Square Enix have at last admitted that Final Fantasy XIV is a broken game. So much so that anyone who brought the game before the 25th of October will have 60 days free trial instead of 30.

To anyone who has tried to play Final Fantasy XIV the fact that the game is broken is not a surprise but Square Enix admitting it, was unexpected, but very much welcome.

"We would like to assure playFinal Fantasy XIVers that the world of FINAL FANTASY XIV is constantly growing and evolving, and the voices of the community are essential to that process. The development and management teams are carefully considering all player feedback, and working diligently to implement whatever changes and additions will serve to make Eorzea a better home for adventurers. We humbly ask for your continued support to this end."

Free Trial Extension Details

- Eligibility
Only customers who have registered FINAL FANTASY XIV service account and purchased a character by Oct. 25, 2010 will be eligible for the extension of the free trial period. Customers purchasing their first character after that date will be entitled to the standard 30 day free trial period only.

* Character purchase must be done by 23:59 (GMT) on Oct. 25, 2010 / 00:59 BST on Oct.26, 2010.
* Accounts that have been terminated due to violation of the User Agreement are not eligible.
* If multiple service accounts are registered, all service accounts will be eligible.

- Extended Period
The free trial period will be extended by 30 Days (By combining with the initial free trial period, the total will be 60 days.)

* Both the end date of free trial period and billing start date will be extended automatically. There is no change or update that needs to be done manually. A Reminder Notice will be issued before the billing start date.
* Despite the length of the contract period that was selected, whether it be 30 days, 60 days, or 180 days, the extended period will remain 30 days for all eligible players.
After the extended free trial period has come to an end, billing will be processed based on the selected contract period.
* Even in cases where auto-renewable options have been disabled, the free trial period will be extended and players will be allowed to play FINAL FANTASY XIV until the new end date of free trial period.
* Even if you have already received the notification mail on the end of free trial period and the schedule on monthly fee billing, the extension of free trial period will apply.
* The process of extension of the free trial period within the Square Enix Account Management System is scheduled to take place on Oct. 19, 2010. An announcement will be made once the process is complete.
* After the free trial period is extended, the new billing start date will become available on the Square Enix Account Management System.

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Apr 17, 2009
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Final Fantasy XIV Gets Delayed On PS3

Final Fantasy XIV has been largely derided since its launch on the PC two months ago and consequently, the team at Square Enix has been hard at work trying to address the multitude of issues currently plaguing the game, leading to the PS3 version being delayed.

Square Enix President and CEO, Yoichi Wada directly confronted the problems with Final Fantasy XIV, acknowledging that there's still a lot of work to be done before the game achieves "the level of enjoyability that Final Fantasy fans have come to expect..."

On the Final Fantasy XIV Lodestone Blog, Wada writes, "While more than two months have passed since the official launch of Final Fantasy XIV service, we deeply regret that the game has yet to achieve the level of enjoyability that Final Fantasy fans have come to expect from the franchise, and for this we offer our sincerest of apologies," reads the post from Wada.

"After thorough deliberation on how to meet those expectations, it was decided that the most viable step was to approach improvements under new leadership and with a restructured team."

Naoki Yoshida will take over as producer and director on the game, in an effort "to realise this vision, and in doing so, provide our customers with a better game experience," Wada continues.

This new team will be outlining a new plan for Final Fantasy XIV then, which means that the PC trial will be extended until this plan is settled and this also means that the PlayStation 3 release of the game will now be delayed beyond the projected March 2011 date.

Wada concludes the post, writing, "the Final Fantasy XIV team is working hard to bring our customers an unparalleled adventure, and we ask for your continued understanding and support as we march ever diligently towards that goal."

A new release date for the PlayStation 3 version of Final Fantasy XIV has yet to be confirmed.