FFXIV subs discounted until V2.0

Final Fantasy XIV will be jumping back behind a paywall as of early, early next year. January 6th is when subscriptions — halted over a year ago to keep players interested after the MMO’s botched launch — will resume.

Even then though the subs will be available for lower-than-usual prices and will remain that way until the 2.0 update launches later in the year; the 30-day subscription will be ¥680 (normally ¥980) and the 90-day one ¥1,740 (normally ¥2,640), Andriasang is reporting.

V2 is expected to go live in Oct-Dec 2012, with a closed PS3 beta launching around that timeframe as well.