Microsoft has announced that Final Fantasy XI Online is going for Xbox 360 worldwide. The next-gen version features high-definition graphics and does not require an Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online--those with Silver memberships have full access to online play and upcoming downloads. However, users will still need to pay a monthly $12.95 for their first character, plus $1 for each new character.
The addition of the 360 makes FFXI the first "triple-cross-platform, triple-region" massively multiplayer online game, according to Square. In addition to the Xbox 360, FFXI is available on the PC and PlayStation 2 in North America, Japan, and Europe. Treasures of Aht Urhgan, an expansion pack for FFXI, was also made available today for the PlayStation 2 and PC (all available expansions, including Treasures, were included in the Xbox 360 version of FFXI). The add-on features adventures in the land of Aht Urhgan, as well as two new modes, besieged and assault.
Final Fantasy XI Online for the Xbox 360 is rated T for Teen and retails for $49.99. The Treasures of Aht Urhgan expansion pack for the Ps2 and PC is T for Teen and has a SRP of $29.99.