A few days ago Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida explained that Square Enix was considering giving a number of free days to make up for the server congestion issues the servers of the game are suffering from. He mentioned seven days, but the number was not final.
Today the publisher released a statement confirming that all players will receive seven free days of game time that will automatically be added to their accounts. Interestingly enough (in what seems to be a rather surprising marketing move to attract further players, or simply a way to make it up to those that are holding out on redeeming their registration codes until the problems are cleared) those that already purchased the game won’t be the only ones to get the bonus.
All players that will register the game before 11:59 PM PDT on September the 9th will also get the additional seven days, so if you still didn’t get Square Enix’s upcoming MMORPG but plan to give it a try, you may as well take advantage of this and get it before the 9th.
Players are now waiting for the maintenance that will happen tonight between 5 PM and 3 AM PDT. It should fix the issues by adding new servers, reducing stress on the Duty Finder servers and increasing the number of concurrent logins allowed for each servers.