Square Enix is giving some of its players some slack, at least those who cannot pay their subscriptions in time.

The company will be turning off its automatic house-demolishing system in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, which usually happens if a player lapses in his or her subscription payments. This is done in wake of the worldwide COVID-19 lockdowns, which results in many people being out of work and unable to pay in-game subscription costs. Official statement below:

“Taking into account the world-wide spread of the COVID-19 (also known as “novel coronavirus”) and the economical effects of various cities going into lock-down, we have decided to temporarily suspend automatic housing demolition.”

In such dire times, paying US$12.99 per month for an MMO may be quite a luxury. But at least you won’t have to worry about your in-game house being demolished if you’ve been lax with your payment. Just make sure your actual house and place of domicile is sorted during this period. That’s way more important.

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