A friend of mine at work claims he read on Square Enix's forums that FFXIV will be free to play on PS3, but will require a small fee to access some content ($5 or something per month, mostly endgame content).
I don't believe him for a second, but SE's website is so convoluted, slow, and hard to navigate that I couldn't find any evidence supporting either view.
Does anyone else know about this? Like I said, I think the guy's full of crap, but I wanna make sure before I order the video cards for my new PC.
This claim doesn't even make any sense, because there won't be "PS3 accounts" to be charged no money. You will have an FFXIV account option on your Square Enix account. The account will be able to be logged on to from either any PC with FFXIV installed, or any PS3 with FFXIV installed (well, with the exception that you can't cross regions). SE can't discriminate against PC (or PS3) players because there is no such thing as a "PC player" or a "PS3 player". There are only players, who happen to be playing on a PC or PS3 today, but may be playing on the other tomorrow. Edited, Oct 8th 2010 2:39pm by ChrisMattern