We have some important news for those of you planning to pick up Final Fantasy XIV when it launches on PS3 and PC. Square-Enix has finally revealed solid information on the PS3 version of the game, including a release date and more importantly – the price per month that you’ll pay to enter Square-Enix’ servers.
As most of you are well aware, the game originally launched on PC back in 2010, but to universal criticism which forced Square-Enix to cancel their plans and announce a complete revamp. That revamp has almost arrived now though, with the Japanese developer and publisher announcing that Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will be available to buy on August 27 – both PS3 and PC platforms included.
The game will be an always-on MMO remember though, so those picking up the PS3 version specifically will need to know that there are costs involved. Square-Enix has now released this information as well, confirming that a 30 day subscription to the game will cost £7.69 in the UK and $14.99 in the US. If you fancy digging into your wallets further, there is also an option to subscribe to a longer 180 day package – priced at $12.99 per month instead.
With these costs in place, it now means that Square-Enix cannot afford to have a bad launch or suffer a repeat of the same problems that plagued the original PC version. PS3 gamers especially may not be accustomed to paying a monthly fee for a game, so it will be interesting to see the initial reaction once the game launches this Summer.
If you are planning to pick up a special edition of the game, you can find detailed information on the bonuses involved, by visiting the PlayStation Blog here. Don’t forget that the PS3 beta test will also start next month as well, allowing console players to finally have a preview of the game since all previous tests were only for PC players.
So there we have it – expect more details to come at E3 2013. Let us know if you are willing to pay £7.69 or $14.99 a month to revisit Final Fantasy 14.