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Square Enix Details Final Fantasy XIV’s Extended Free Trials


As previously reported, Square Enix will be offering an extended free trial to Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn players, in order to compensate for the game’s troubled launch, during which its servers were pushed beyond capacity and unable to keep up with the number of players.


In order to resolve the game’s server issues, Square will be performing maintenance today and tomorrow, with the purpose of increasing the number of Worlds in the game, as well as the number of concurrent logins on each server. Once this is done, players will receive an additional seven days of free play time.


Here are the details from Square Enix’s Lodestone website:


Because login and character creation restrictions have hindered our ability to provide quality service, all FINAL FANTASY XIV service accounts will receive an additional seven days of free play time. Furthermore, users who have yet to enter their registration codes will receive an additional seven-day trial should they register before 23:59 a.m. (PDT) on September 9, 2013. Moving forward, we will continue monitoring the servers to ensure that quality service and support are provided in a timely manner.


The additional seven days will be reflected on service accounts after maintenance has concluded on September 4, 2013, which can be confirmed by accessing the FINAL FANTASY XIV: Mog Station.(https://sqex.to/Msp)


Look out for more Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn coverage on Siliconera soon.


Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.