Final Fantasy XIV gets a new currency on Xbox, many feel it’s unnecessarily complex

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Gamers couldn’t hide their excitement when the news broke that Final Fantasy XIV was coming to Xbox. Soon, we had an open beta for the game. And now, on March 21, 2024, Final Fantasy XIV Online will finally be available to all players with a new currency, the FFXIV Coins!

These coins will be used for purchases and payments and can be bought from the Microsoft Store. The developer’s official website describes FFXIV Coins as,

Payment for service fees and optional item purchases will require FFXIV Coins, which can be purchased from the Microsoft Store. Please purchase FFXIV Coins before using the Mog Station or FINAL FANTASY XIV Online Store.

With the Xbox Series X/S Version of Final Fantasy XIV, you can only use the FFXIV Coins for payments. For other platforms, regular payment options will be available.

The process of redeeming is more complicated than anything we have ever seen. For instance, after purchasing coins from the Microsoft Store, you have to log into the game and then have the FFXIV Coins credited to your Square Enix account.

As you would expect, users are unhappy and voicing disapproval

A few took to X (formerly Twitter) to voice their disapproval.

Others voiced their frustration on forums like Reddit, where several threads were created to discuss the change. Also, a large bunch of users are confused about how this would affect them.

Frankly, id suggest any xbox player just buy the starter edition for pc regardless just for that to avoid the hassle of these “coins”

Why anyone would want to play this on Xbox is beyond me lol

Having to pay for Gamepass and this FFXIV Coins stuff really makes Xbox the worst version to play

Xbox was already the worst way to play this game, but I feel like the coins are just a meme at this point.

The new FFXIV Coins payment method is to help Microsoft earn its share, but honestly, it’s too complicated.

They must come up with a simpler way, or else the Final Fantasy XIV’s release on Xbox won’t create as much hype. It’s been available on other platforms, and players will prioritize those over Xbox for peace of mind.

What do you think about the introduction of FFXIV Coins? Share with our readers in the comments section.

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