Gamers love to have promises kept. However, the promise regarding Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn may be better broken.
While speaking with VG247, director Naoki Yoshida said that the subscription cost will be back for gamers due to a promise made to players.
“One of the promises we originally stated was that we would release the game with a subscription model,” he said. “So to regain the trust of our players we must of course fulfill this promise. Right now we believe that to be more important than any kind of business decision.”
He added that free-to-play models requires investors to help with development as well.
“Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn is a product that is independent to Square-Enix,” Yoshida said. “All of the money’s coming from us, so we had more time to put it into what we wanted to do. We’re not in a rush to pay anyone back.”