Square Enix has released a couple of Press Releases regarding Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.  They happen to include a 30-Day Free Trial to new players and a "Recruit a Friend" promotion that is going on.

My guess is that either Square Enix is not getting as many players as they have initially thought, or they are simply trying to branch out to more people who will not give FFXIV a shot because it is a Japanese MMORPG as opposed to the more commonly played Western Style MMORPG.  Well, whatever the case may be.  Hit the jump to check out the details.



  30-Day Free Trial Press Release  

Starting today, players can try out the critically acclaimed FINAL FANTASY XIV®: A Realm Reborn™  online adventure for free. The 14-day free trial program allows new players an opportunity to join over 2 million adventurers worldwide who have already begun their journey throughout the realm of Eorzea®.

By downloading and installing the free trial software, which is available at www.ffxiv-freetrial.com, players can play for free for up to 14 days from account creation to a maximum level of twenty. Free trial players will have certain limitations on available in-game activities. More details are available on “The Lodestone,” the official FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn community page:  http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/.

The online game offers a wealth of playable content updates, including the recently released, Defenders of Eorzea, the Patch 2.3 update. It features Frontline, the three-faction PVP where up to 72 players can go head-to-head in direct combat; Chocobo® Raising, where players can train their favorite feathered companion to reach its full potential.



  Recruit a Friend Press Release  

Players of FINAL FANTASY ® XIV: A Realm Reborn™, both new and veteran, will have an opportunity to receive exclusive new items through the new Recruit a Friend campaign.

Players looking to recruit their friends to join them in their journey can do so via the FINAL FANTASY XIV: Mog Station. If the friend accepts the invitation, purchases and subscribes to the game, both players will receive exclusive items as a bonus.

 Other details for the Recruit a Friend campaign include:

•Recruiters must currently be subscribed to FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn.
•Rewards will be given to the recruiter and invitee once 30 days of subscription have been purchased by the invited player. An additional reward, an exclusive two-seat chocobo mount, will be provided to the recruiter after the invitee has purchased a cumulative 90 days of subscription time.