The 2.0 client will also be making its debut next year and this will also bring in the normal subscription, but players will be charged subscriptions starting on January 6th, 2012, however, there is a temporary discount available until the 2.0 update is released. Yoshida shared a few more details of whats being developed for FFXIV 2.0.
In addition, weve already begun tackling memory issues as we work on the new UI, and tasks for the new rare item lotting system are underway, too. Were also examining some new race and gender additions, and its looking like well be able to bring in a few new customizable options in time for 2.0s release (I fielded some questions on this in the LIVE letter). Mockups for player estate areas are moving along, and were now working on some of those artsy details. So thats pretty much where were at.