The year-long free-play party for Final Fantasy XIV
is nearly over, according to the most recent Square-Enix
newsletter. The mailing thanks FFXIV
customers for their support during the title's rocky maiden voyage, and also notes that recurring billing will officially commence on January 6th, 2012.
Square plans to suspend all FFXIV
service accounts on January 5th in order to ensure that no customers are charged without their consent, and the company suggests that fans who wish to continue to play the game renew and set up their payment methods on December 16th. Finally, Square is offering a discounted billing rate ($9.99 per month) that will last until the release of Final Fantasy XIV's
2.0 patch. More info is available via the game's official website.