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Square Enix brings own online currency to Europe and US

Crysta introduced today with the release of Final Fantasy XIV as publisher adopts unified payment method

Square Enix is to introduce its own currency in the West, adopting a unified payment system for online titles and products.

Already in use in Japan, Crysta launches in Europe today with the release of the special edition of Final Fantasy XIV and can be used to pay for subscriptions and security tokens - extra security for a user's account at the cost of £7.99 / €9.99.

"The introduction of Crysta is an exciting step for Square Enix," offered Phil Rogers, president of Square Enix Europe. "Our business is actively looking to create new online entertainment and deliver high-quality content and services and have a safe and simple payment method is an important part of our online strategy."

Users can buy Crysta in £5/€5, £10/€10, £20/€20, £30/€30, £50/€50, £100/€100 increments, with an exchange rate of £1/€1 to 100 Crysta.

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Matt Martin: Matt Martin joined GamesIndustry in 2006 and was made editor of the site in 2008. With over ten years experience in journalism, he has written for multiple trade, consumer, contract and business-to-business publications in the games, retail and technology sectors.
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