London (21 September 2010)– Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces a new online payment method for Europe called Crysta®.
The first title to benefit from Crysta is the new Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game FINAL FANTASY® XIV that launches tomorrow with a special Collector’s Edition. From tomorrow, players of FINAL FANTASY XIV who have registered for a Square Enix account and who are residing in Europe will be able to use Crysta to pay for FINAL FANTASY XIV subscriptions and security tokens. For a full list of territories supporting Crysta, please visit http://account.square-enix.com/regist.
“The introduction of Crysta is an exciting step for Square Enix,” said Phil Rogers, president and chief executive of Square Enix Europe.“Our business is actively looking to create new on-line entertainment and deliver high quality content and services and having a safe and simple payment method is an important part of our online strategy.”
Please see below for further details on Crysta. New services, titles and territories for Crysta will be revealed in future announcements.
Crysta is available through the Square Enix Account Management System (Square Enix Limited’s on-line billing system). From 22 September, Crysta will be launched by Square Enix Limited for users in Europe only*. Crysta will be rolled out to other PAL territories supported by Square Enix Limited at a future date.
(* Crysta is already operational in Japan and will be launched in North America on September 22 through Square Enix Inc.)
Crysta can be purchased in blocks of£5/€5,£10/€10,£20/€20,£30/€30,£50/€50,£100/€100 using a variety of payment processes including credit and debit cards. The current exchange rates in Europe are as follows:
100 Crysta =£1 (UK residents only)
100 Crysta =€1 (rest of Europe)
There will be a cap on the number of Crysta that users can hold in their account at any one time.