Currently running just on Wii and Wii U in Japan, developer Square Enix has announced that the PC version of Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Online will be heading to the PC systems on 26th September. Similar to the Wii versions, the game will require a subscription fee.
Dragon Quest X Online will not support cross-platform, although console players can still log into the PC version using their original accounts. They will receive some special game items at launch, although I am not quite sure if they need to pay a separate fee.
Square Enix has announced 2 packages, costing 3,990 Yen (40.81 USD) and 9,800 Yen (100.24 USD). BOth will come with a 20-day pass, while the more expensive one will see some physical items, including the authenticator below.
Due to the recording going on in the benchmark video above, my final score was cut by around half. The “real” score (9484) can be seen below ^__^ Currently, there are no plans for Dragon Quest X Online to hit overseas market.
I just gave the game a try (currently in Closed Beta), and the keys are not mapped according to how PC MMORPGs should be (no left-clicking on NPCs, but going near them and pressing “Enter” key). This same “conversion” took Final Fantasy XIV’s original version to its knees.