Wednesday, 18 August 2010

FFXI players rewarded! But is this the first signal that FFXIV is being delayed?

If you are a player of FFXI then you can recive a discount on the FFXIV sub, and you can read all about that here:

SE have given this handy chart to show how the discount would work if your FFXIV sub started in lat October.

Hang on, late October?  Why would it start then?  Why not September 22nd?  Are SE using this to sneak the news through the back door that the game is being delayed by a month?  A lot of people on the Beta test think that next months release date is too soon so it would not suprise me.  Plus I think they could do with an extra month.
Oh well, also FFXI players will get a new in-game item which boosts player movment speed.


  1. FFXIV probably starts with a free month of service, so we wouldn't be paying for FFXIV until late October. That's my guess.

  2. Yea, it's not being delayed, it's due to the fact that when you buy the game you get the first 30 days free. So technically the first time you pay a subscription fee would be late october.

    Plus, the video they're showing off currently at Gamescom has the early release and normal release at the end of the trailer, right on schedule. We're only a month out, if it were going to be delayed we would have heard about it already.

  3. From the FFXI announcement page:

    With FINAL FANTASY XIV's scheduled release date of September 30th (September 22nd for the Collector's Edition) rapidly approaching, a host of special deals are in the works for players who elect to pursue adventure in both Vana'diel and Eorzea.

    Players who maintain subscriptions to both FINAL FANTASY XI and FINAL FANTASY XIV will be eligible for such perks as significantly discounted FINAL FANTASY XI monthly service fees, a bonus FINAL FANTASY XIV in-game item, and the ability to transfer their FINAL FANTASY XI character name to FINAL FANTASY XIV.

    No delays so far.