10th September 2003, 21:56
Join Date: Oct 2001
Final Fantasy Online
i emailed squaresoft asking if it would be free to play (hahahahah) or would we have to pay for it per month... here is the reply i got.
Thank you for taking the time to e-mail us. Final Fantasy XI for Windows
is scheduled for release late October. FINAL FANTASY XI for Windows will
include the Rise of the Zilart expansion pack, which was released
separately in Japan in April 2003. FINAL FANTASY XI will carry a suggested
retail price of $49.99 (USD). Aside from Internet service provider access
charges, players will be charged a monthly fee to play FINAL FANTASY XI.
Subscribers will receive their first 30 days of access without charge.
After 30 days, FINAL FANTASY XI will be available on a month-to-month
subscription basis for $12.95 (USD) a month, which includes one character
for FINAL FANTASY XI. Players can create additional characters for an
additional charge of $1.00 (USD) per character, per month. Tetra Masterr,
the wildly popular and addictive mini-game from FINAL FANTASY IX, will
also be included in the package and will be available for $1.00 (USD) per
The system requirements for FINAL FANTASY XI for Windows are as follows:
Windows 98/98 SE/Me/2000/XP, Intelr Pentiumr III 800Mhz or higher, 128 MB
RAM, 6 GB of hard drive space, DirectXr 8.1, DirectXr 8.1 compatible sound
card, CD-ROM drive, keyboard, 56K or faster connection, and NVIDIAr
GeForce video card with 32MB of RAM.
The PlayStation 2 version of FINAL FANTASY XI will be released in
conjunction with the hard disk drive during the 1st quarter in 2004, by
Sony Computer Entertainment America. No pricing information or hardware
specs have been made available for this version of the game. We have no
further information on FFXI at this time. Check the "Latest News" portion
of our website, www.playonline.com, for updates on Final Fantasy XI.
is anyone going to pay the monthly fee? or are there going to be 3rd party servers up within a week of release?