MMOSite lists their top 5 reasons why they believe Final Fantasy XIV will go Free to Play.
Because SE launched a technical mess and missed out on all of that monthly profit.....Xiv won't be able to compete with these releases GW2 Tera Diablo 3 FF14 has been nothing but a disaster since 2010
When are people going to understand that one MMO doesn't need to compete with another to be a success? FFXI wasn't competing with WoW but it had a steady player base and over time became one of the most profitable games SE had. The audience for all MMO's are not the same so while there are a few who are bound to play GW2 or something not all of the players will. A good example of this is SWTOR. Everyone seemed to think that game would be the death of FFXIV and I saw nearly nobody leave the game to go to SWTOR. It's not the same audience. This article was written as if it's still 2010. The majority of players are no longer angry with the state of the game. They are infact excited for the 2.0 relaunch. While it's certainly true that XIV was a total and utter disaster in 2010 the new Director and Producer Yoshida has turned it around in a MAJOR way it's so much improved as to almost be a entirely different game. The crafting system, combat system, and job systems are all completely different then they were when the game launched and all were changed for the better. I could go on with the way the game has improved but I'm probably talking to a wall here anyway. Bottom line FFXI would be going F2P LONG before XIV will be and XI is showing no signs of that happening anytime soon.
Well Said Rei.
Rei pretty much summed it all up nicely. People not playing the game right now or at least not keeping constant track of it don't usually realize just how much the game has changed and is still changing for the better. I played it for a while last year and enjoyed it but ended up deciding to wait till 2.0. But I caved in and came back a few weeks ago and have been hooked ever since before all of the huge changes slated for 2.0 have even come. This game can turn around if people just give it another chance come October-November when the beta starts.
FFXI needs to go f2p...its dead as hell and at its limit, what they gonna do increase lv cap to 105 lol. I've been playing since it launched btw and still dreaming for FFXIV PS3 but don't think its gonna happen althrough SE said, "Will launch no matter what".
Nothing can compete with GW2.....poor Tera~
"Free" is way to expensive for FF14 online.
APB was the 100 million dollar failure and now its F2P.....SE needs to just head down that road and try some micro system....EA better watch out since TOR is on the decline and price cuts every weekend.....SE should be a shamed of themselves for even releasing that technical piece of garbage called FF14..... @GamingPerson You're right F2P might not even save FF14
I could see it going restricted f2p for a bit at least after seeing how it goes with the PS3 launch. Though as it stands since they are fixing it up quite nicely especially on the heels of 2.0 only time will tell.
Have to wonder what that's going to do to their stock price, after they're forced to eat the loss they already have.
I'd certainly play it if it adopts a permanent free-to-play model.
Because nobody wants to pay for a PoS like that.
What the heck happened to the PS3 version?
The PS3 version will be coming in early 2013 after the release of 2.0
I was hoping late 2012 but I can wait a couple more months .
It's supposed to be a different version though, isn't it? I feel like I remember reading that the PS3 version was gong to be unique. Which means to me that it won't be cross-platform. Which means to me I might not be making the best choice in waiting for the PS3 version to play. I don't know if I can trust the PS3 community alone to support this game properly and/or enough.
@Fred No it's not gonna be unique it's gonna be the exact same. The game will still be cross platform. The only difference is that players on PS3 will have the option to start on new servers so that they won't feel as if everyone else on the server is so far ahead. But that aside both versions will be the same and will be cross platform. SE has confirmed this on the official FFXIV forums many times.
SE is dying a slow death. Leave them be and give your regards.
I need to have Versus XIII in my hands first Drek.
Have fun waiting.
Here is a better idea for Square.Scrap the MMO on the PS3 version and create a single player experience instead.
Heck, they should have called it "FF Online" and made it separate from the main franchise.
Doubt it. Look at XI and SE are revamping XIV entirely
Someone post FFXIV PS3 update plz...we need a real MMO not hybrids like white knight chronicles.....
I havent kept up on the game, as of late. what is the progress that has been made in fixing it and what progress is going to be made in the future, before the PS3 release? I still hold out hope that they can make it into a good game if they get their shit together.
after the bad reviews ....free to play would be a smart way to go at least a 3 or 6 month "triaL" when it releases on ps3 or im afraid the game will be an all out failure on ps3
I've wasted more time and money on MMOs and at my last straw. This one in particular I bought the Special Edition (need to try and sell it), but has got to be the biggest pile of shit I have ever wasted my money on. And I have never said anything this bad about a developer.
Well I a recently downloaded it from Gamestop a few days ago and I must say that it a great experience so far. I made a friend in 5 minutes made while fishing in Limsa Lominsa then we talked for an hour or so. She explained to me the train wreck Final Fantasy XIV was at launch because I failed to see what garnered the MMO so much hate. I understand why people are still angry with the title however seeing that the community is so nice and I am having fun with the story the game offers, I will not be quitting my subscription any time soon.....
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