Back in March this year, we covered
the unfortunate news of Square Enix's decision to bring the services of Final Fantasy XI
to an end. The title has been available since April 2006 and has received multiple updates over the years. It's fair to say that the game has had a long, healthy, and well-supported life. Square Enix has now sent out emails to those who possess a service account for FFXI stating the specific date to when the services will officially end.
Here's the information from the email that includes details on billing, cancellations, and continuing to play the title via Windows:Automatic billing for active FINAL FANTASY XI accounts will persist through the cancellation of PlayStation(R)2 and Xbox 360(R) service. Those wishing to cancel their accounts are advised to do so manually.
Those currently enjoying FINAL FANTASY XI on their PlayStation(R)2 or Xbox 360(R) will be able to continue playing on the Windows(R) version.
Follow the procedures laid out in the below link to continue adventuring in the world of Vana’diel via Windows(R).
Installing PlayOnline/FINAL FANTASY XI for Windows(R)
Players may continue enjoying FINAL FANTASY XI with the same SQUARE ENIX Account, PlayOnline ID and PlayOnline password after installation."
Services for Final Fantasy XI
will be shut down on March 31st, 2016.