Final Fantasy XIV Going Pay-to-Play January 6th

Nick Santangelo
MASH Veteran
 
December 6th, 2011

 
Square Enix revealed today the date upon which Final Fantasy XIV will start costing gamers money to play. Beginning on January 6th of next year it’ll cost $9.99/month to play the PC MMO. The price is broken down into a $6.99 charge for playing and a $3.99 “character fee.” They can break it down however they like, but here’s what consumers are going to see: it’s ten bucks a month to play FF XIV.

The publisher originally planned to charge $12.99 for each month of play time, so the final price is a discount of sorts. Unfortunately they’re taking a page out of the telecom playbook and only charging that price as an introductory rate. Square plans to jack things up three dollars to $12.99 once version 2.0 releases. The update’s release date is completely up in the air at this point.

[Sources: Siliconera and Andriasang]

[Image via Slash Gamer.]

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