Square Enix has announced that, as of 6th January 2012, online billing will return for Final Fantasy 14.
Prior to this change, on the 5th of January, all accounts will be suspended to ensure that people aren't subscribed or charged without consent.
30 days subscriptions to the game will be lowered to $6.99/£6.99/€9.99 until the late 2012/early 2013 launch of Final Fantasy 14 version 2.0. The 90 day subscription has fallen to $17.97/£12.57/ €17.97, whilst the 180 day subscription is set at $29.94/£21.54/€29.94
Final Fantasy 14 Online has been without a subscription fee for more than a year. Square Enix decided to waive the cost in light of a shonky launch. The free period was then extended; it's been a tough year.
But Final Fantasy 14 Online Version 2.0 hopes to change all that.