Final Fantasy XIV has met with strong criticism since its beta phase, criticism that has only grown stronger with the release of the game last month. In a rather admirable move on Square-Enix’s part, they not only acknowledge this and promise to make improvements, but have decided to extend the game’s free month trial by an additional month. “Considering the nature of much of the feedback we received, however, and the current state of the game, we have decided to extend the free trial period for all users,” Square states in their official announcement.
Yes, you read that right. Square-Enix has extended the free month trial period for all players who have registered a Final Fantasy XIV account and purchased a character for an additional thirty days, which make for a total of sixty sweet days of freedom. All players need to do is create a character before October 25th to qualify. There are a few other details, so be sure to check out the official announcement to read up on them.
Several other posts on the Final Fantasy XIV community portal detail the changes and improvements the company intends to work into the game over the next few months. The “Ask the Devs” post addresses the updates that Final Fantasy XIV has planned in the coming months, and the “Message from the Director” post addresses even more upcoming changes. This is great news to those despairing at the game’s current state, so be sure to read what Square-Enix has to say and determine if Final Fantasy XIV is worth sticking around for after the free trial period is over.