Final Fantasy XIV Dated


[tab:FFXIV Release date/subscription fees]

Square Enix has announced the released date for their upcoming mmorpg Final Fantasy XIV.

First the bad news for PS3 fans: FFXIV won’t be hitting the PS3 before March 2011. :(  This is a bit dissappointing after Square Enix had stated in the past how their plans were for a simultaneous release of both the PS3 and PC versions. But it looks like that wasn’t meant to be.

On to the good news: The PC version FFXIV will be releasing this September 30th, worldwide, with a Collector’s Edition planned that’ll hit European retailers on September 22nd. No news if the CE is just EU only.

Gamers can expect to pay a monthly subscription fee of $12.99/£8.99/€12.99, and an extra  $3.00/£2.10/€3.00 per month  for any additional characters. This is similar to how things worked in FFXI but in that game the extra characters were only priced at $1. Also unlike FFXI there will be a maximum of eight characters allowed on one account.

Details on pricing for the PS3 version will be revealed later.

[tab:PC Requirements]

 

Operating System:

  • Windows XP SP3
  • Windows Vista 32-bit / 64-bit SP2
  • Windows 7 32-bit / 64-bit

CPU

  • Intel Core2 Duo (2.0GHz)
  • AMD Athlon X2 (2.0GHz)

RAM

  • Windows XP: 1.5GB or higher
  • Windows Vista / Windows 7: 2GB or higher

HDD/SSD Space

  • Installation: 15GB or more
  • Download: Space on the hard drive where ‘My Documents’ is located should be 6GB or more

Graphics Card

  • 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 9600 series or higher
  • 512MB ATI Radeon HD 2900 series or higher

Sound Card

  • DirectSound compatible sound card (DirectX 9.0c or higher)

Internet Connection

  • Broadband Internet connection or higher

Screen Resolution

  • 1280 x 720 or higher; 32-bit or higher

DirectX

  • DirectX 9.0c

Others

  • Mouse, Keyboard, Gamepad

[tab:Collector’s Edition Details]

  • Adventurers Branded Tumbler: Carry a small piece of Eorzea around with you with this branded tumbler
  • Behind-the-Scenes DVD: Get an insider look at the making of FFXIV with exclusive video content, interviews and more in this special documentary DVD
  • Early access: Play a few days prior to the release of the PC Standard Edition
  • Free Gameplay: 30-day free gameplay
  • Game Disc
  • Game Manual
  • Guest Pass: Invite a friend to play free for a limited time
  • Map of Eorzea: A detailed map showing the key areas of Eorzea, essential for the committed traveller
  • Security Token: A FFXIV branded Security Token used in addition to your regular password
  • Travel Journal: Record your travels in this journal filled with pages of never-before-seen concept art

  • Written by: Sakinah - Contributing Editor


    1. #1 by Lan on June 30th, 2010 [ 207 Points ]

      o.o what happened to it being a free game? will it be a monthly payment on hte ps3 as well?

    2. #2 by Sakinah on June 30th, 2010 [ 26489 Points ]

      Don’t know yet Lan, but I doubt it. It’s an mmo for the PC as well so there was no chance of it being ftp. :(

    3. #3 by uberamza on July 1st, 2010 [ 915 Points ]

      WTF, this sucks. I was really hoping to get it on the PS3 when it launched cause the comp I have is far from a gaming comp. I guess I’m going to have to do some quick upgrades before then, if that will even help my poor Dell.
      I just wonder if the differance between the two systems is going to be as great this time. The PC version of FFXI looked way better than the PS2 version. The PS2 version looked like doodoo.
      Even though this does suck, I’m still excited that its coming out this September. I rather get it September than to have to wait.

    4. #4 by Markus on July 2nd, 2010 [ 4322 Points ]

      September 30th! W0ot! I can’t wait!

      And @Lan, FFXIV was always going to be subsription based, just like it’s predecessor, FFXI.

      Maximum 8 characters per account is silly and charging per character is silly… SE needs to change their ways a bit, stop being so stubborn…

      And the CE better be available in NA! ><


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