The interview that followed isn’t necessarily a goldmine of information, however, something important to come out of this interview is clarification that Final Fantasy XIV will not be going Free 2 Play as previously “reported”. (but you all knew that right?) In fact, when asked about it they gave a response similar to the one they gave before, saying that they have no plans to use a micro transaction model because it’s unfair to players. In fact, people are likely to spend more money than they would on a subscription based model if the game was F2P. By keeping a monthly subscription fee, the game is more fair, and more affordable for everyone.
Head on over to JPGames.de for the full interview.