Final Fantasy 14: Welcome to Eorzea, Where Magic Comes at a Price!
Ah, the enchanting world of Final Fantasy 14! The realm of Eorzea beckons, promising epic adventures, magical quests, and captivating landscapes that ...
Ah, the enchanting world of Final Fantasy 14! The realm of Eorzea beckons, promising epic adventures, magical quests, and captivating landscapes that will leave you breathless. But before you dive headfirst into this mesmerizing universe on your beloved Xbox Series X/S consoles, there's something you should know—a tiny detail that comes with a big price tag.
You see, dear gamers, the full release of Final Fantasy 14 on Xbox Series X/S will require an Xbox Game Pass Core or Ultimate subscription. Yes, you heard that right. In addition to the monthly fee to play the game, you'll need to shell out a few more gil to experience the wonders of Eorzea. It's like paying extra for a backstage pass to the most magical concert ever!
Now, let's crunch some numbers and see what this adventure will cost you. A 30-day subscription to the game alone will set you back $15. If you're really committed and want to make Eorzea your second home for 90 days, you'll need to hand over $42. And for the true adventurers out there ready to embark on an epic half-year journey, the bill comes to a whopping $78. But hold on, that's not all!
To gain access to the magical world of Eorzea, you'll also need an Xbox Game Pass Core subscription. That's an additional $10 per month or $60 for a year. But if you're a true master of the game, a connoisseur of the virtual realms, then the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is calling your name. At $17 per month, it's the ultimate price to pay for the ultimate experience. So, if you're keeping count, Xbox players will have to spend a minimum of $18 each month and a maximum of $32 per month just to unlock the gates of Eorzea. Who said magic was cheap?
But hey, at least the download itself is free! Yes, you heard me right. You can download the game without spending a single gil. It's like being given the key to a treasure chest without any treasure inside. But worry not, dear adventurers, for the real treasure awaits you within the vast landscapes and thrilling battles of Eorzea.
Now, let's talk about the elephant in the room—or should I say the Chocobo in the room? This whole subscription requirement business is slightly unusual, isn't it? Microsoft, in their infinite wisdom, decided back in April of 2021 to remove subscription requirements for free-to-play multiplayer games. So, naturally, you would assume that Final Fantasy 14, being free-to-download, would fall into this category. But alas, the game has its own set of rules.
PlayStation players, on the other hand, have been gallivanting through Eorzea without a care in the world. They've been adventuring to their heart's content without having to purchase a PlayStation Plus Subscription. To Sony, Final Fantasy 14 is as free as the wind blowing through a Moogle's fur. But to Microsoft, it's a different tale altogether. Perhaps they see the value of magic and adventure and decided it's worth an extra fee.
Before you start feeling too disheartened, my fellow explorers, there's a glimmer of hope. The subscription requirement has been lifted for beta players! Yes, you heard it here first. The open beta test for the Xbox Series X|S version of Final Fantasy 14 will grace our screens on February 21 at 12AM PT. It's like a sneak peek into a treasure trove before it's officially open to the public.
But wait, there's more! The full game will be released once the beta wraps up, although we don't have concrete information just yet. Rest assured, it should be available by the time this summer's Dawntrail expansion hits. So, gather your comrades, sharpen your swords, and prepare for the ultimate adventure in Eorzea!
Oh, and a little side note for the eager beavers out there: the open beta is reserved for new players. If you've already had a taste of the game through a free trial or have a license registered to your Square Enix account, you'll have to hold your Chocobos for now. But fear not, for soon enough, you shall join the ranks of Eorzea's seasoned warriors.
So, my fellow adventurers, get ready to embark on a journey like no other. Brace yourselves for the wonders of Eorzea, where magic flows through the air and where heroes are born. Just remember to bring your wallet along, for this adventure comes at a price. But trust me, the experiences and memories you'll make within these virtual realms will be worth every single gil. Let the countdown to the grand release begin!