Square Enix no longer limits Final Fantasy XIV’s trial period to just 14 days. Anyone who wants to check out the game can do so indefinitely for any length of time, free from the stress of a time limit. In other words, you never have to stop playing it!

Of course, the trial version still has its limitations, and not nearly the same amount of content makes itself available. Players will be able to raise themselves to level 35, which is still a pretty solid chunk of gaming considering its totally free. Other content will also be available, according to Square Enix.

Adventurers can try out awesome jobs, test their skills on the first 10 levels of the Deep Dungeon and indulge in all the activities the Gold Saucer has to offer, such as Chocobo Racing!

Square Enix is even reviving old characters and accounts so that players can pick up where they left off if they have abandoned the game at some point.

No more excuses, Final Fantasy fans. It’s free!

I still stand by my claim that Final Fantasy XIV is the best modern creation of the classic Final Fantasy style. Monsters, characters, music, themes, storytelling, art style. Everything from the early days of the series flawlessly carries over into this title.

Fans might shun it for being exclusively played online and for having a monthly subscription, unlike every other game in the series, but with this much of it available totally for free, they should no longer dismiss the game outright. Give it a try! Unless you either have no free time or are just afraid of being wrong, Final Fantasy XIV just might become your next new addiction.

It proved this former naysayer wrong!