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Final Fantasy XIV Free Trial Period Extended To Three Months

by Phil Kollar on Nov 16, 2010 at 08:30 AM

Last night, I finally made the decision to cancel my Final Fantasy XIV account, figuring that I wasn't interested in paying for a monthly subscription once the extended free trial period runs out. Today I found out that canceling was unnecessary, as Square has once again extended the trial period by 30 days.

Announced via a post on the official FF XIV website, the free extra 30 days will be applied to accounts of anyone who purchases a character by November 19. The bonus time will be applied to accounts automatically and will be added even if you've canceled a recurring subscription. This means players who bought the game when it launched in September will have received a full three months of access without having to pay any subscription fees.

Square hopes that the new extended trial period will keep players around long enough to check out two major updates, one coming out at the end of this month and the other planned for mid-December. The updates include class balancing, the addition of new levequests, a search system for FF XIV's market wards, and upgrades to the previously useless in-game map.

You can check out the full list of planned changes here. Although I'd already canceled my account, I'll try to hop in and see how FF XIV is looking once these updates are implemented.