BlogFinal Fantasy XIV didn't get off to a great start. The game was launched on PC to little/no fanfare. In fact gamers reported so many problems and issues that Hiromichi Tanaka resigned as producer along with a number of other staff changes1. Now that Square Enix have spent time re-designing and re-working the game - they want people to give them money.
All returning players will be granted free time for 10 days from May 9 to 20 in order for them to prove the game no longer sucks. Anyone who's already subscribed for at least 90 days between January 6 this year and when the 2.0 beta testing starts (who is?) will be awarded a $5 (USD) per month discount on subscription. Given 8 worlds (servers) were removed in March2 the company really needs to haul in people with cash to keep the game afloat.
Final Fantasy XIV 2.0 promises a re-designed graphics engine, re-designed maps, completely re-created user interface and a number of community enhancements. The new version is set to be launched later this year, as is the long-delayed PlayStation 3 version. Square Enix hopes it will improve on the existing game, which currently earns a 49/100 based on 26 reviews at Metacritic3.
/sblog/2189/ffxiv-free-game-time-extended-again-key-staff-resign-or-are-re-shuffled-from-game FFXIV free game time extended again, key staff resign or are re-shuffled and PS3 version delayed - videogam.in ↩