FFXIV to remain F2P for now

Having already extended its 30-day free trial for MMO title Final Fantasy XIV on numerous occasions, Square Enix has announced that charges may not actually be introduced for quite some time.

The supposedly pay monthly title has not actually charged players for use in the six months it has been operational. This is because the game has experienced a number of technical problems and suffered some harsh feedback from gamers.

Square has vowed to address the issues, but the game remains a work in progress for the time being.

"I wanted to make sure that I would only ask the player to pay for something" when a firm plan for improvements had been established," producer Naoki Yoshida told Gamasutra.

"The reason we’re doing this is we’re showing the players, yes, it’s still costing us a lot of money, and we’re not getting that money back yet, but we’re serious about making these changes. This is one of the ways that we can show players that we are serious and we are taking it seriously.

"Square Enix is funding this project 100 percent. That’s why we can do this. Only Square Enix can do something like this."

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