Final Fantasy XIV Coming to PS3 in 2011
It seems like the PS3 version of Final Fantasy XIV was nothing more than an afterthought in the latest Square Enix press release. FFXIV will be coming to the PS3 in March 2011. All of the details beyond that are specifically for the PC version, which releases in September of this year.
There are two release dates for the PC version. The Collector’s Edition releases on September 22nd ($74.99) and the standard edition hits store shelves on September 30th ($49.99). There will be a monthly fee, although it is only confirmed for the PC version right now. You’ll have to pay $12.99 for 30 days worth of access, a price that is consistent with Final Fantasy XI for the PC, Xbox 360, and PS2. PC owners will also receive 30 days worth of free gameplay. Not bad. Additional characters will cost you an extra $3.00 a month (per character). You’ll have to pay $1 for more character slots beyond the initial eight given. This is getting pretty pricey…
The Collector’s Edition for the PC has a bunch of goodies. Early access to the game, an exclusive item, a behind the scenes DVD, a security token, a travel journal, a rights of passage certificate, a special cover featuring art by Yoshitaka Amano, and a months worth of gameplay for free. For the most part, this is pretty good content. Hopefully PS3 owners will receive something similar, like the Amano illustration.
Again, all of these details are for the PC version of Final Fantasy XIV. We can’t imagine much will change by March 2011 for PS3 owners. The official website has a ton of screenshots and some information regarding the PC beta. You might want to check that out if you’re interested.
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