Final Fantasy 14 Extends Its Free Trial – Play as Long as You Want*
If you’ve been eyeing Final Fantasy 14 for awhile now but couldn’t bring yourself to pay the monthly subscription fee, there’s good news. The already in-place free trial has been in-place for awhile now for players to get a taste of what the MMO had to offer, but now the team behind this title have extended it past the 14 day time limit. With the latest adjustment, you can fight your way through this fantastical world for as long as you want for free – but there is a catch.
Final Fantasy 14 is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) that puts players in the realm of Eorzea as they can take on any number of adventures with their very own personalised character. Gamers will face off in this imaginative world against the Garlean Empire as well as Primals and other foes that threaten the peace. The game itself is visually stunning and offers players a unique experience within the world of Final Fantasy. With the free trial being extended, players can try before they buy a little more thoroughly … sounds like a good deal, but the catch previously mentioned is that though the time limit is lifted, you will never be able to reach the level cap without paying the subscription fee. At the end of the day, it is still a trial.
With the latest expansion dropping soon, Stormblood, the level cap will increase from 60 to 70 – but as a free trial member, you won’t be able to surpass level 35. This will effectively make much the game unplayable due to recommended levels upon entry. There’s still plenty to explore, however, and gives more time for you and your newly customised Avatar to get better acquainted.
This extended free trial is also a great way for players that wanted to get into this title, but were apprehensive because of the game’s incredibly rocky start. When FF14 first launched in 2010, it was met with a lot of criticism. So much so that the leadership team behind it were kicked to the curb and the sub fee was dropped … temporarily. When the CEO of Square Enix took to address the situation, he mentioned that the FF14 debacle “greatly damaged” the name of Final Fantasy and that they were working on damage control. Since then, the game was relaunched and has fared much better within the MMO community.
The latest expansion to hit will be arriving this June and you can read all about what Stormblood has in store right here. Final Fantasy 14 is available for PS3, PS4, and PC – though PS3 support will be ending soon. What do you think? Do you think extending the trial period was a smart move on their part? Do you yourself play? Let us know in the comment section below and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter for gaming and entertainment news live 24/7!
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With an arguably unhealthy obsession with Mass Effect, Liana has been an avid collector of gaming and comic memorabilia for well over two decades. With a passion for writing, gaming, and comics - she is currently working as Editor-in-Chief for the revival of Prima Games, with previous managing editor experience with several gaming publications including ComicBook.com, The Hollywood Reporter, TwinGalaxies, and other outlets. She is also the Co-Owner and Managing Editor for DFTG. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, as well as several Facebook communities online.