According to 1up, the Final Fantasy XI
for the Xbox 360 will end on April 2, leaving gamers with just under two weeks of free play from today before
they have to think about parting with their cash. The retail release of the game isn't until April 17th, but the switch
from beta to retail will be more pleasant for FFXI
players than other MMO beta testers.
many previous MMOs, the characters created during the FFXI
beta will transfer straight across to the retail
version of the game, presumably thanks to the game's established release on other platforms. Gamers who have been
for free for the last couple of months will now have to decide whether it's worth the cash, or
whether the enforced cold turkey before the game's release will be enough to break the habit. Although further MMOs could be in the pipeline
Xbox Live, FFXI
remains the only massively multiplayer title on the Xbox 360 platform in the immediate future.