Submitted by Abriael 599d ago | news

PS+ Users Can Now Get Final Fantasy XIV for 10 Bucks on NA PSN, Will Upgrade to PS4 Version For Free

If you’re planning to play Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn on PS4 and you’re a PlayStation Plus subscriber in North America, this could be the best chance you have to get your hands on a copy of the game. (Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, PS3, PS4)

Goro   599d ago | Off topic | show | Replies(2)
MizTv  +   599d ago
Do I have to pay monthly to play?
KimoNoir  +   599d ago
riceking  +   599d ago
how much?
Lord_Sloth  +   599d ago
@ riceking

$9 or $15 per month depending on how many character slots you want.
Larry L  +   599d ago
2 questions. 1 simple one maybe a bit complicated.

1. DOes the 30 day trial start from purchase or account activation. I assume it's the latter, but I want to be sure because I'm getting GT6 tomorrow and will be busy with that for a long while, but I do want to take adantage of this deal. I'm willing to gamble $10 on the game, but I REALLY need that free month to decide if I'm actually gonna make the leap to payig a subscription to play a single game.

2. My father would be into this game, and he has a PS3 with my account as the main, so he can use all my Dragon Age and Skyrim DLC (and some other downloadable games). If I download this onto his PS3 on my account, is it possible in any way for us to play together without a second subscription if I have multiple character slots? Either on his account or mine? Or would he need his own subscription?

And a quick 3rd question........is it worth the extra $5 for the "collector's" version? Are the in-game items great?
indysurfn  +   599d ago
Boomer when I first looked at the title I kinda got dyslexic, and read it as -final fantasy 9- instead of 14. I took a second look, and the illusion disappeared, and I was still in the desert!
UltimateMaster  +   599d ago
OH nice.
Did not know it would automatically upgrade too.
mikeslemonade  +   599d ago
My fellow N4Gers, is this worth playing? Considering the game has been out a while, going into the game as a level 1..?
FarEastOrient  +   599d ago

Game is good and if you sub, do it for one character which is ~$8-10 a month depending where you're at. That one character can reach all the classes and jobs anyway and there is a new content patch coming out in the middle of the month.
mikeslemonade  +   598d ago
Grrrr.. There's stuff that is compatible for PS4 but you can't buy it for PS4 unless you have a PS3. The next thing Sony should do is make the PS store unified. Just have all three systems in one store. Let the user filter through.
gman_moose  +   598d ago
@ Larry:
1) It starts from the point you activate your service account, not from the time you buy the game.
2) You can have multiple characters under the same service account, but only under ONE PSN ID. So you and your father cannot play at the same time, unless you have 2 subs.
3) IMO, no, it's not. You get Behemoth barding which I never use, you get a baby behemoth minion, and minions are useless, and you get the warrior of light helmet which gives +25% experience points when under level 10, and those levels fly by so quick you would barely notice the exp gain. Stick with the standard edition.

Also, with the payment, if you want to have multiple characters on the same server, it's $14.99 per month, but if you are ok with having 8 characters total, but they cannot be on same server, it's only $12.99. You get a discount if you pay in 3 month chunks as well- it's $13.99 instead of $14.99... can't do this with the other service.
ScubbaSteve  +   598d ago
That one character can reach all the classes and jobs anyway and there is a new content patch coming out in the middle of the month.

This is my biggest problem with the game, not because you can level more than one class on a character, but because they punish you for doing so. All the end game raids are on a weekly timer so you'll find it hard to actually gear up the new classes you level. I may as well have just created a new character because then I wouldn't have that problem.
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Biggest  +   598d ago
That isn't completely true, ScubbaSteve. The mythology tome timer is 300/wk. The Binding Coil of Bahamut is once a week. The other tomes are unlimited and the other gear is unlimited. There is NO WAY that anyone would be taking a brand new level 50 character into Coil, so that's not worth being upset. The mythology tome thing sucks a little, but if you want to gear your characters there are many other options. Having the best of the best for everthing immediately is a sure way to ruin any MMO.
ScubbaSteve  +   598d ago
Having the best of the best will ruin things sure but keeping me from playing the game 6 out of 7 days of the week is a sure way to ruin it too.

I think were a lot of these mmos fail is with their direction for the endgame. They've all turned to this item level system where every new event makes the old ones obsolete. And with 3 month updates introducing maybe 1 new event I don't think it'll be enough to keep people interested.

The next wave of mmos need to merge their item system with that of action rpgs where each item is a little randomized and unique. Hunting for perfect gear would be a lot more satisfying than having it handed down on a timer.
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Rai  +   599d ago
yeah but I think there is a free 30 day trial.
Omegasyde  +   599d ago
Yes but If I buy the ps3 version now and install buy don't enter new code....Can I D? ps4 version when available and then enter code?
Ragthorn  +   598d ago
The Guild Wars Series are the only MMORPGs that I know that you pay once and you have it forever. I love this type of payment, and the devs are doing fine in it. I played WoW for 4 years, it was really fun but I got tired of paying monthly so I stopped, it is at the same level as using microtransactions for me.
TRGMatt  +   598d ago
I believe it's also free for the first month and you won't have to subscribe until those 30 days are up. Not 100% sure since I got my copy at launch and carried over my phase 4 beta account.
Grave  +   599d ago
The hits just keep coming. PS Plus is one the best investments a gamer can make, period.
jacksons98  +   599d ago
Humble Bundle > PS Plus > Steam
Ragthorn  +   598d ago
For me personally I would rate Steam above PS Plus, but its still an awesome service. I have been with Steam longer and I love the awesome sales you get. I also love the "free" games you get with PS Plus cuz they help fill my Vita Library and its fun to play the games there.
fattyuk  +   598d ago
As someone who doesn't have the space/time for pc gaming how does steam affect me?

Ps plus is ridiculously good value for money for my ps3/ps4 and vita.
jacksons98  +   598d ago
Yeah I hesitated a little bit posting it like that.
I have over 200 games on steam, but for the money I still don't think you can beat PS+. For $50 it's ridiculous I don't know how Sony can pay all the license fees and still be making money??
bryam1982  +   599d ago
i don't know man final fantasy is such a trash game nowadays I'm scare to spend my money on this one
Xof  +   599d ago

I never literally lol, or laugh out loud.

But I'll be damned if I didn't chuckle audibly at that.
soljah  +   599d ago
i already bought ff14 on ps3 at launch.
can i buy this on my ps plus acct make a new se account and play it with another user id on this ps 3?
Abriael  +   599d ago
Yes you can.
cell989  +   599d ago
another reason to have PS+ just when you think they do enough to make it worth it, they turn around and give you even more
ltachiUchiha  +   599d ago
U wonder why alot of ppl still hate sony despite the things they offer with ps plus. Sony actually gives back more then what u are paying for. I wont lie, when they 1st introduced ps plus on the ps3 i was kinda skeptical about it thinking it will be another xbl type service but after getting all the free games from my 1st year membership & early access to betas & discounts off games for my ps3 & ps vita, I welcomed it for the ps4 & can say it is well worth paying for.
LoneWolf019  +   599d ago
I dont have a ps4 but I should buy this anyway to save me money on the ps4 version...hmm
lomion5  +   599d ago
I assume the PS4 will be on the same servers as the PC/PS3 yeah? Can anyone clarify? It would be terrible to lose friends in game during the transition.
Reborn  +   599d ago
Yes, they will be.
NegativeCreepWA  +   599d ago
Yes and you'll be able to use the same character.
Iceman X  +   599d ago
Yes you will be on same server no matter what version you play on. Pc, PS3 and PS4 all together.
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TheGrimReaper0011  +   598d ago
Can you also link those accounts so you can say
play on the ps3, then continue on the pc?
Jubez187  +   598d ago
I kind of think so, but I know you'd have to purchase the game on each system.
Reborn  +   598d ago
You can use the same account, on different systems *progress does save. However, you need to buy the game once, for each system.
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Lionalliance  +   599d ago
Man, this is such a good deal.
Section8  +   599d ago
Subs are crap.
Jubez187  +   599d ago
Paying 60 dollars and then devs never updating the game or fixing balance issues because they already have your money is CRAP
Robotronfiend  +   598d ago
That's not how Guild Wars works. You buy the box and have no sub. It is proof that subs aren't necessary for a solid sub-less MMO experience. You can't assume every game without a sub will be run as you described.
MestreRothN4G  +   599d ago
Is there a free month for trial?
If so, it is better saving it for when it is available for PS4.

Also, how much per month?
NegativeCreepWA  +   599d ago
Yes there is, and it's like $10-11, can't remember, but its cheaper than most mmo's.
MestreRothN4G  +   599d ago
Thank you, HELPFUL guy.
Lord_Sloth  +   599d ago
Actually it's average price. You can choose between $9-15 per month after you've purchased the game. The free trial is accessible only after you've purchased the game so you have to pay to try it out too.
DeadMansHand  +   599d ago
Gotta ask...is your handle a Nirvana reference? I'm from Seattle so I always wonder when I see your name.

Off topic. One of the best shows ever was seeing Nirvana open for the Melvin's at the Offramp in '89.
NegativeCreepWA  +   598d ago
Yeah, It came from a Nirvana song.
minialex  +   599d ago
buying a game, then paying monthly to play it... I just can't agree with the concept! I almost bought it for $10, what a steal... but the subscription fee stopped me from doing so...
Abriael  +   599d ago
Then good MMORPGs simply aren't for you.
minialex  +   599d ago
Yeah, I know I am probably missing out... :o}
Frodosmugins  +   599d ago
If you enjoy the game its worth it!

You get in game support with any issues you may have at almost any time of day!
If there is something wrong it gets fixed almost straight away!

The game is constantly evolving and you see things added and change around you as you play over time!
In a week or 2 we get new dungeons+ more added in to game! its like a Xpac but its free!

you get what you pay for!
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minialex  +   598d ago
Thanks, i never played a mmorpg! But i think you've changed my mind and will give it a shot! I just hope i don't get addicted ;-)
Jubez187  +   599d ago
It'd take six months for the price of this game to equate to a retail game. If you play any retail game nowadays for six months then you're over playing them. Overall, perfectly fine investment. Imagine a world where the developers pretty much work for YOU.
DivineAssault  +   598d ago
This is too sweet of a deal to ignore for me.. I have plenty of space in my PS3 still & while i prefer physical copies of my games, this mmo is something ive had my eyes on for a loooong time.. I dont even know if the disc version is coming to ps4 or not so i might go for this.. MGS GZ isnt
Tru_Ray  +   598d ago
I think I will just wait for the PS4 version... It will probably come out six months from now, thus negating the financial benefit of adopting the product early. I also suspect that there will be some kind of discount for PS Plus users at the time.

BTW, I dedicated eighteen months if my life to FFXI. My personal favorite PS2 game. It might be harder to enjoy an MMORPG now that I am married and have a kid, lol.

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JAMurida  +   598d ago
It would still be cheaper most likely to grab now for $10 and upgrade to PS4 for free instead of waiting for the PS4 version which will probably be around $29.99 or $39.99, (just my guess). Not to mention, you can get a head start with your character and see if you would even like the game.

I know some people that have families that play the game. I also played FFXI for a long time, trust me when I say the grind in XIV is NOTHING compared to FFXI.
8BitSoul  +   598d ago
Seems like a good deal. But it makes me wonder, how well is this game actually doing? Think I'll hold out for the PS4 release and get the retail version if they release one. There are just too many other titles to keep me busy for at least a couple of months ahead.
qcjoe  +   598d ago
Im sure I read that they are at a million in subs. I dont know where I read that though I just remember it.
Fishermenofwar  +   598d ago
Can I use PSN money to pay the monthly fee??
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Reborn  +   598d ago

You pay through SE website/Mogstation, not Sony.
Fishermenofwar  +   595d ago
Thanks....That kinda sucks...But i'll get it for that price...LOL
brewin  +   598d ago
Used to love Final Fantasty, but I have never, nor will ever, pay a monthly fee to play a game I have already purchased. That is asinine to me. What happens when they shut the servers down in the future? You paid to play but you dont get to keep? Its wack that this business model is so common these days. I will NEVER support this crap!
Frodosmugins  +   598d ago
what!? in 10years time when we have found new games to play!
Final 11 is still going after 10+ years!
your angry but you don't know what about.
OsirisBlack  +   598d ago
I still have a sub for Final Fantasy XI which has been an active MMO for 11 years.(Been on Xi since day 1 NA) I have a sub to Final Fantasy XIV currently and it is the best game out there at the moment and is about to get a HUGE content pack. This game is well worth a sub, I am currently in the ESO beta and that game has nothing on this one. Hopefully they improve it as even in beta this was much more fun........ Also being able to play crossplatform PS3,PC and PS4 is pretty amazing. Sadly this will not be coming out on XB1 unless they allow cross play which they wont.
Nodoze  +   598d ago
I wouldn't take it for free! F you square Enix!
jptrey06  +   598d ago
SE is not forcing you to play the game. You dont want it dont play it, plain and simple.
qcjoe  +   598d ago
I dont have my ps3 anymore, but I have a ps4. Am I able to add something to my account so when it comes out on ps4 I can use it?
Lovable  +   598d ago
qcjoe  +   598d ago
Thanks Lovable. I will partake in this fantastic sale lol.
bangoskank  +   598d ago
It's a great game and worth every penny. I just wish I would have waited. I bought mine at launch and only leveled to 13 because I'm waiting for the ps4 release.
Umbasa  +   598d ago
I have been playing WoW since '07 and have been waiting for a new MMO to play but i don't want to drop that kind of money into my p.c for upgrades atm, DCUO on ps3 was ok, gave it a free try but nothing more after. This game looks nice but i keep hearing that Playstation gamers in this MMO are being discriminated against by p.c players due to not being able to use vent, is this true? Ps3 players can't verbally chat w/ other players or what ever i was hearing this about? I would love to jump in and upgrade to ps4 when i get one in Feb but that right there sounds like the game has a communication bearer, also as far as PS3 goes how are load times, texture pop-ins and frame rates? Also can you choose your own realm so if a friend whats to join me later down the road he can find me? Thanx
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Lovable  +   598d ago
That's not true. You can use macro's to tell the party what you're doing. ie.

As a bard, I need to interrupt High Voltage(big aoe wipe thing) and I have to alternate it with the Paladin in the party who can use silence move as well. I put a macro saying "Just used Blunt Arrow <30 sec cool down> Your turn next Paladin"

Then he used his and it gets the job done. It's cool if you can join a teamspeak or anything, but if you don't want to talk then macro will do the job just fine.
Umbasa  +   598d ago
So, can ps3 talk w/ ps3 players at least? Thanks for the reply.
Lovable  +   598d ago
Like a voice chat? Nope I don't think so. PS4 will have this capability though.
SnakeShady  +   598d ago
Any chance to see this deal in EU?
Donnywho  +   598d ago
I'm a moron. I just thought this said FF10 was available for PSN right now if we get plus. I warped that title in my head BAD.

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