Square Enix Announces New Crysta Payment Method for Final Fantasy XIV
Expanded Online Services to Launch with FINAL FANTASY XIVÂ
LOS ANGELES (September 21, 2010) Â Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIXÂ® interactive entertainment products in North America, announced today a new online payment method for North America called CrystaÂ®.
The first title to benefit from Crysta is the new Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game FINAL FANTASYÂ® XIV that launches tomorrow with a special CollectorÂs 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
ÂWith Crysta, Square Enix continues our dedication to protecting and serving our customers,Â said Mike Fischer, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix, Inc. ÂWeÂre 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.Â
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/
Â About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S. based wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd., a holding company leading Square Enix Group. Square Enix, Inc. publishes and distributes entertainment content under the Square Enix GroupÂs internationally renowned brands such as Square Enix, EidosÂ® and TaitoÂ® in the Americas. The Square Enix Group includes a global network of leading development studios located in North America, Europe and Japan. The Group boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASYÂ®, which has sold over 97 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUESTÂ®, which has sold over 54 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDERÂ®, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and other well-established products and services.
More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at http://www.square-enix.com.
DRAGON QUEST, FINAL FANTASY, SQUARE ENIX and the SQUARE ENIX logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. CRYSTA is a registered trademark of Square Enix Co., Ltd. EIDOS and TOMB RAIDER are registered trademarks of Square Enix, Ltd.Â TAITO is a registered trademark of Taito Corporation.