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Final Fantasy XIV Subscription Fees Revealed

Earlier today we got wind of Final Fantasy XIV's release date and true to their word, Square Enix revealed that the PC version will hit retailers on September 30 this year. Unfortunately, the PS3 version got pushed back to March 2011.

In a press release, Square Enix finally revealed the pricing and subscription plans for the MMO. The PC's regular edition is set for a $49.99 while the collectors edition for $74.99. The most important bit though, is the subscription fees, which is a lovely $12.99 per month. Wow, keep in mind that that's a couple of dollars cheaper than another certain MMO.

Those of you looking forward to the new adventure in Eorzea can set you calenders for September 30. Make that September 22 if you're planning on getting the collectors edition as it offers 8 days early access to the game.

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ShawnCollier2192d ago

Wow, $12.99 isn't too bad, considering some other MMOs.

Arnon2192d ago

Yep. Same price as FFXI. Hopefully it doesn't cost $0.99 for each additional character slot as it used to.

bakasora2191d ago

how can this be "Final Fantasy"?
Its just a brand name everyone fancy of

JonnyBigBoss2192d ago

Agreed. That's a fantastic price. They were charging that price 10 years ago with FFXI, and the dollar has devalued since.

acky12192d ago

Personally I think thats a rip. How much would that be for a year? Too much if you ask me. $50 for the game then a further $13 per month...fair enough im not into FF but if there was a similar MGS online experience I would still not be willing to shell out for that, and I love me some MGS.

bobcostus2191d ago

@acky1

You don't sound like someone who plays MMOs. It's not like you pay for the game and then the subscription and all you get is that game. You get constant updates, patches, TONS and TONS of new content, full server support etc etc. It's not the same as a regular online game. Very hard to convince someone that it's worth it unless they have extensive MMO experience.

mephman2192d ago

Seems pretty standard, less than $15 though, unlike some other MMOs

Hardedge2192d ago

Pretty nice, I'd subscribe to that :) I wonder if PlayStation Plus will subsidize it though.

Rucury2192d ago

I really hope it does. At least make it so PS+ Subscribers pay like $5 a month? Too much to ask? ... Please?

Hardedge2192d ago

or maybe get some bonuses like exclusive items or waive an extra month every half year or so :P that would be really sweet.

ruiner44822192d ago

PSN+ has nothing to do with SE. That would not make any sense business wise.

hassi942191d ago

Yes, that is WAY too much to ask.

You think you should pay $9 a month for a $13 a month game, while also getting all the benefits of PS+?

Ryudo2192d ago (Edited 2192d ago )

What's with this silly ass train of thought where thinking you subscribing to PS+ will help you in anyway at all.

The subscription fee pays for the insane server costs, it pays for stupid amounts of man hours put into releasing constant updates for the game. It pays for the food the team that will be working on the game for the next 7+ years feeds there family.

PS+ has f all to do with FFXIV's subscription fee and there is no way in hell being a PS+ member will save you a single dime in FFXIV.

The only thing PS+ could possibly give you is a few exclusive in-game FFXIV rewards.

Sony =/= Square-Enix NO!

Hardedge2192d ago

Yes, because it's so inconceivable and out of this world that Square and Sony could ever do a collaborative deal...

PirateThom2192d ago

Completely agree.

It's, at best, wishful thinking.

Square Enix have no reason to reduce the costs for a game when they're not making any of the fee for PSPlus back.

AT BEST, you might get a discount for a SOE MMO.

Ryudo2192d ago (Edited 2192d ago )

Yeah a deal that only rips off the whole PC community, it's never going to happen stop living in a dream world.

@forevercloud3000

You clearly don't understand the concept of an MMORPG so let me put this as simple as possible. THERE IS NO WAY IN HELL S-E will make the monthly fees any cheaper what so ever on the PlayStation platform.

Lets do a little math here about 90 percent of FF11's player base is PC community 10 percent consoles. Lets be kind and say the PS3 community makes up 20 percent of the player base.

And 1 in 4 PS3 users are PS+ so your basically trying to say Square is going to favor the 5 percent of PS+ users to everyone else and give them a price cut?

Why making everyone else pay full price? now that's the biggest load a crap I have ever heard. First of all that price will be set in stone start giving people price cuts and then everyone wants them.

There is no way Sony could offer a deal worth it for both parties to lower the monthly sub.

And the idea of 5 dollars a month covering server fees is ok but that doesn't cover the cost of the team developing new content.

forevercloud30002192d ago

not saying it will but there is definitely a chance they would subsidize for those who want to benefit from not only PSN+ but the MMO as well. Its the same kind of thing when a console maker bundles a console with a 3rd Party game(FFXIII bundles come to mind). Sony would simply work out some agreement, partial payments to SE to pull it off.

And the whole "Pays for the workers food" nonsense is bull. Anything over 5 dollars a month is severly overpriced for that. Server upkeep is not nearly as exspensive as we make it out to be, especially for a multimillion dollar company. Remember Sony has been hosting free servers for Online gaming for 3yrs now and hasn't needed a penny. The only reason they charge so much because these companies know we will pay like the lemmings we are.

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Kyll2192d ago

Sounds pretty good, like FFXI

Kurisu2192d ago

Blah! I'm a member of a Final Fantasy XIV forum and I was hoping that we'd all get to play together from the start :(

Hardedge2192d ago

yeah that's too bad, plus it's a whole six months that PS3 users will have to wait o_o;;;

Kurisu2192d ago

Yea, I'm a PS3 owner myself :( I don't do PC gaming, so this was easily my most anticipated game of this year. Six months is a long time...my character will look terrible in comparison to those who started six months before! At least I will have almost finished my last year of Uni by this point, which will mean more free time.

JAMurida2192d ago

I would understand why the PC version is coming out first, seeing to how it was made based on PC's layout, but to release the game on PS3 six months later is kinda dumb, IMO. I personally think SE should have both version ready for release at the same time so everyone can start together.

Not to mention of all the games coming out, FFXIV is the one I want the most and hearing the news on the March 2011 for PS3's release doesn't sit well with me. Let's hope SE somehow can get it running before then...

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