Final Fantasy XIV Extends Trial Period a Second Time

The FFXIV Lodestone has announced that everyone who has made a characted by November 19, including those folks who already had a free month courtesy of the first trial period extension, will be getting an additional extension of thirty days.

The devs write,

This month’s version update, tentatively scheduled for November 25, marks the first step in bringing about significant improvement to FINAL FANTASY XIV, guided in large part by the feedback you, the players, have provided. We are adamant that you should be given the opportunity to experience these changes firsthand before deciding to fully commit to the game.

Honestly, I’m not sure how this is going to pan out. This could be the first step in making FFXIV a more accessible and thus, actually lucrative MMORPG.

Personally, I want FFXIV to succeed. I’m not sure, however, if I will be swayed by a second free month of play, seeing as I barely got five hours in and felt completely let down. I suppose I’ll have to see for myself if their updates will change the face of Eorzea for the better.

2 thoughts on “Final Fantasy XIV Extends Trial Period a Second Time

  1. That is insane. They HAVE to be losing major cash at this point. I know they can probably get by on box sales for the time being, but they better hope this is really a major fix.

    I always read how people call various MMO’s fail (Aion, WAR, AoC)…but, those games were major hits compared to FFXIV.

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