Square Enix plans common online ID system
Company plans to introduce new account program overseas as well.
Square Enix will soon be making life easier for users of its myriad of online games and services. The company announced today the start of the "Square Enix Account" program, which will allow users to access Square Enix online services and content using a single ID.
The program will kick off first in Japan, with registrations for free accounts opening up at the Square Enix official site on April 7. The company plans on gradually rolling the program out to European and North American markets as well.
Initially, Final Fantasy XI, Tetra Master, and the mahjong game Jan Hourour will support the accounts. In the future, the company plans on making all its online content use the common accounts.
In addition to the Square Enix Account program, the company announced today plans for a Square Enix Security Token. This 980 yen device, based on a device from VASCO, generates a one-time-use password each time you log in to a game, allowing for improved security.
Initially, the device will support Final Fantasy XI exclusively. All versions of the MMORPG, including the PC, PS2, and Xbox 360 will be compatible.
Sales for the Security Token will commence on April 7 through Play Online. Those who purchase the device will receive an in-game bag item as a bonus.