However "none of this will affect" patch 1.21 and the eagerly awaited Version 2.0. The "extended free trial period" won't draw to a close until "1.20 has been out for a while."
Features like the Dark Moogle battle, "class reforms, achievements, PC search, and market tweaks" are to blame for 1.20's delay of around 10 days, explains Naoki Yoshi.
At least those waiting for the 1.20 patch to arrive for the beleaguered Final Fantasy XIV can read through what changes are on the way. "Our programmers are giving it all they’ve got, but with some work still undefined, there’s a chance the schedule will be affected. For the time being I thought it’d be best to report on the current situation," said Yoshi-san.
"I’m terribly sorry to make you all wait. I’ll be sure to inform you of the release date for 1.20 as soon as it’s confirmed. Just to add, none of this will affect work on patch 1.21 and beyond, Version 2.0 included. But in the off chance that it does, you can rest assured we won’t keep you in the dark."
When does billing commence? "There’s no need to worry here, as the extended free trial period won’t end until 1.20 has been out for a while. We’ll have the details of billing, including the fee, ready to announce by early December, so please sit tight for just a while longer," he added. Square Enix extended the trial period because of all the problems.
Check out the latestfor the 1.20 changelog.