Just a few hours back, Square Enix confirmed the 2015 launch for Final Fantasy XIV Online in South Korea. The publisher will be Actoz Soft, the Korean subsidiary of China publisher, Shanda Games. The game’s head honcho, Naoki Yoshida, was present at the official announcement event.
Arguably 1 of the biggest client PC online gaming market in the world, Korea is currently dominated by an influx of Free-to-Play games. Though not officially confirmed, it is most probable that Final Fantasy XIV will retain its Pay-to-Play business model. Will this work, seeing that most big titles have gone free?