Final Fantasy XIV’s PS3 To PS4 Account Transfer Is Free, But You Lose The PS3 Version

Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn players on PS3 will be able to upgrade to the PlayStation 4 version for free, but in the process, players will lose the login rights to the PS3 version.

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Ratty2829d ago

No it doesn't. I'm not complaining since I'll probably play on PS4 anyways but I don't see how it's a requirement to disable your PS3 account.

It makes sense as a business move, though. Buy the PS4 version if you want to play on both.

But a requirement? The royalties to Sony are already paid with the PS3 version and they're giving you a digital client for PS4.

The only way they'd lose money is if no one buys the PS4 version. I guess this way they do protect their sales.

But I'm not complaining. It's a good move to give us the PS4 version for free.

ABizzel12829d ago

It does make sense, but I agree it's stupid. If you do upgrade to the PS4 version it's likely for better graphics and possibly controls since everything else transfers, but why do you lose the PS3 version?

kreate2829d ago (Edited 2829d ago )

This decision is made by that greedy guy yoshida from square enix.

Irishguy952829d ago (Edited 2829d ago )

Use your head and it'll make sense.

Why would they give you two copies of the game? Having one on Ps3 and on Ps4? It does not make sense from a business standpoint. It's like buying a game on Xbox 360 and expecting to get given a Ps3 version too. What you are doing is swapping a Ps3 version for a Ps4 version. Not being given a second copy of the game.

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pandehz2829d ago (Edited 2829d ago )


Not a big deal tho.

mgeezy3132828d ago

It just a certain way they setup their accounts and what not.

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Sarick2829d ago (Edited 2829d ago )

On FF11 when I started with PS2 version I was allowed to load the game across any platform. There was no need to transfer from PS2, PC or X360. The only downside I had was getting the software and having it installed/updated.

The company didn't care what version I connected by provided I had a paid subscription. The company had problems with payment methods, security, customer support and regional issues but, I could pretty much load any client up and play my characters. I clearly never lost any rights when switching from PS2 to PC.

As for the PC version they practically allowed people to pirate it because the software wasn't the prize it was the unlock codes, cost of media distribution and subscription fees that mattered.

I suppose this has something to do with the licensing fees associated with the console. You know how Sony gets a percentage of profits from each sale to their console? That percentage money comes from somewhere. (original purchase) They'd just be moving it for free.

Ratty2829d ago

I think the game keys were also cross-platform if I remember correctly. You could borrow your friends' PC or X360 version to install it without spending a penny.

kreate2829d ago

Point this out to square enix.

Sarick2829d ago (Edited 2829d ago )


"Point this out to square enix."

They're set in their ways far more then most people understand. Unless someone represents a large majority of interest that impacts profit potential its best just to avoid discussion.

The game itself is high profile and has a lot of positive public opinion. It's nearly impossible to talk openly about how the company mitigates things without ridicule. Lets leave it at that.

kreate2828d ago

I thought ff14 a realm reborn is the result of gamers pointing things out to square enix?

*I didn't hit any agree or disagree button if that matters to u just fyi

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HardcoreGamer2829d ago

exactly how the people want it and dont mind the loss of the ps3 versio as long as all the stats and equipment go over

Baka-akaB2829d ago

A pity , but doesnt bother me anyway

DA_SHREDDER2829d ago

I'll be playing the ps4 version via PS Vita Tv lol

Spenok2828d ago

You do know in order to play PS4 games on your Vita TV you have to own a PS4 first right? It's a streaming service for PS4 games. Kind of like how you can stream PS4 games to your Vita.

So knowing this, why play on your Vita TV if you have a PS4? Or unless someone is taking the main TV.

GirlOnFire2829d ago

Good thing I can switch over ^~^

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