Final Fantasy XIV will be a paid service from the 6th January in Japan. In January, FFXIV players will be required to pay a monthly service charge to play the game, but the costs will be marked down temporarily.
Square Enix said that the game’s base fee would be ¥980 for 30 days of service and ¥2,640 for 90 days of service, plau an additional charge per character of ¥300 per 30 days. The base fees will intially be slashed from ¥980 to ¥680 and ¥2,640 to ¥1,740. The lower prices are stay in effect until the 2.0 version of the game begins.