Expanded Online Services to Launch with FINAL FANTASY XIV.
LOS ANGELES (September 21, 2010) — Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in North America, announced today a new online payment method for North America called Crysta®.
The first title to benefit from Crysta is the new Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game FINAL FANTASY® XIV that launches tomorrow with a special Collector’s Edition. From tomorrow, September 22, players of FINAL FANTASY XIV who have registered for a Square Enix account and who are residing in North America will be able to use Crysta to pay for FINAL FANTASY XIV subscriptions and security tokens. New services, titles and additional territories for Crysta will be revealed in future announcements.
“With Crysta, Square Enix continues our dedication to protecting and serving our customers,” said Mike Fischer, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix, Inc. “We’re extremely pleased to be offering this new service in conjunction with the launch of FINAL FANTASY XIV, offering fans a secure and simple method to manage their subscriptions.”
Crysta is a billing system provided by Square Enix, Inc. which can be utilized by creating a Square Enix account. Customers can pay for services and content by purchasing Crysta through the Square Enix Account Management System website. Crysta may only be used for products and services in the territory where it was purchased.
Crysta can be purchased in blocks of $5, $10, $20, $30, $50 and $100 using a variety of payment processes including credit, debit and pre-paid cards ($1 =100 Crysta). There will be a cap on the number of Crysta that users can hold in their account at any one time.
About Square Enix Accounts
Introduced in April of 2009, Square Enix accounts are a free service available to all customers through which Square Enix online content and services are authenticated and managed.
Security tokens, devices that provide one-time passwords for account logins, can be purchased by customers who desire added protection for their billing and account information. Square Enix accounts, in addition to currently providing access to FINAL FANTASY XIV, the SQUARE ENIX MEMBERS website, and PlayOnline, will be used for all future Square Enix, Inc. online content and services.
For more information about FINAL FANTASY XIV, visit the official website at http://www.finalfantasyxiv.com/
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