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Submitted by dbjj12088 161d ago | interview

FF XIV: ARR Producer Naoki Yoshida, "We Could Consider Free-to-Play" But Never Pay-to-Win

GR - I got a chance to sit down with Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn producer/director Naoki Yoshida to talk about the upcoming PlayStation 4 port of the game. Yoshida spoke through a translator and these interviews can sometimes be difficult given the time constraints and intermediary, but Yoshida was genuine, likable, and forthcoming about all things Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. (Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, PC, PS3, PS4)

ftwrthtx  +   161d ago
Nice way of putting it.
cleft5  +   161d ago
I would love for this game to be F2P with the option of allowing users to pay a subscription fee. That way you populate the game and give all of the content regularly to those who feel your game is worth paying a monthly fee.
knifefight  +   161d ago
I'd love to see them pull that off.
They make a ton of money with the subscription model though -- one of the few that still successfully pull it off these days -- so I doubt they will.
Kamikaze135  +   161d ago
I'm glad he's at least considering it now. I recall way before ARR launched, Yoshida said he would rather shut the game down than go Free to Play...or something along those lines. Not that ARR needs to go F2P, but it's good they would go F2P many years down the road rather than just outright shut the game down.
L-DOT-_REAPER_  +   161d ago
gud way of puttin it
princejb134  +   161d ago
I hope this game becomes popular but $15 a month is a bit much
$15 x 12 = $180 a year
They should have priced it $60 a year that way more people would buy it
Milruka  +   161d ago
Or you could simply pay for a year and get the discount.
Capt-FuzzyPants  +   161d ago
The game is already popular. And Honestly I think it might gain some subscribers when the PS4 version comes out.
il-JumperMT  +   161d ago
I am subscripted to this game and play it daily.

The day you announce F2P I will instantly QUIT. Just like I did with Age of Conan, Rift, SWTOR and TERA.

F2P = low quality MMO with cash shop over content and balances and there all F2P MMOs are Pay to win.
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jegheist2014  +   161d ago
you do know why they r charing for this square enix sales took hit last gen noone liked ff 13 saga except me i loved it only one i hated eeryone praised that was 13-2 13-3 is my fave one in series cuz its religious twists plot line

they r only charging for this so they can make big titles like ff xv and kh 3 future games once they release these dependingo n sale of those 2 games reviews is how quicker it goes f2p its called marketing strategy

square bout went bankrupt pplz in day thats where name final fantasy came from that game saved them from going extinct
Whiskeyjacked87  +   160d ago
Between this and elder scrolls Im going with ESO but if this is F2P ide totally reconsider!
Prototype_79L  +   160d ago
Guess what, TESO is also has a 15 dollar mothly fee, and reading the reviews it is just meeeeh...

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