FFXIV PS3 launch in late 2012, PC subs resume

The PlayStation 3 version of Final Fantasy XIV is still in development and due to launch in Q4 2012, Square Enix has announced. That’s two full years after the release of its PC counterpart.

Next October-December will see the release of the game’s Version 2.0, which applies to both PC and PS3. A new trial period will be offered, along with a beta on the PS3.

In addition, plans to make the MMO pay-to-play again has also been announced. Starting later this year, the monthly subscriptions — which have been disabled since last year due to the MMO’s horrible launch — will resume.

“In the ten months since the FINAL FANTASY XIV team’s restructuring, we have put forth the utmost effort into not only improving the game’s existing features, but also creating a concrete plan to outline the game’s new direction,” CEO Yoichi Wada said in an open letter.

“Today, I am pleased to announce we can confidently present that plan to our customers. We fully realize this is but a single step towards our ultimate goal, and that to meet the high standards set in the plan, more time is required. In the meantime, however, we will not waver in our commitment to bringing players exciting and engaging content, even as the game moves through its evolution.”

There are more fresh details to be had; read the open letter in full here.