Just a refresher, Final Fantasy XIV is published in South Korea by Eyedentity Mobile (formerly Eyedentity Games), developer of Dragon Nest and owned by a messed-up Chinese company known as Shanda. With the Heavensward expansion arriving next week, Eyedentitty Mobile announced it has worked out a deal with Nexon for its users to play Final Fantasy XIV without creating a new account.
I have my doubts if this collaboration will work out. Although Nexon is the largest gaming company in Korea with a big pool of players, all of them are actually Free-to-Play users. With the Korean server of Final Fantasy XIV still requiring a subscription, would any of the Nexon gamers actually bite the bait? 90 days of game time costs around USD 41.00, which is by no means cheap in the country.