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Final Fantasy XIV Open Beta Coming To PlayStation 4 In February

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has been a success for Square Enix, redeeming the miserable first launch of the series’ second MMO. A new crop of adventurers will enter Eorzea with a beta beginning on February 22.

The beta will be open to all PlayStation 4 owners, and will occur in two phases. Phase one will run from February 22 through March 3. The second will last from April 4 through April 7. There will be a character reset after phase one. Phase two characters can be carried over to the final release.

The PlayStation 4 versions will release on April 14, with account transfers for existing PlayStation 3 players opening on April 11 at no charge. Doing so will disable your PlayStation 3 version of the game, but prevent the need from repurchasing the upgraded version. If you'd like to continue playing on both consoles, two copies are required.

The PS4 version includes mouse and keyboard support, use of the Dual Shock 4 touchpad, and Vita remote play. It will also be running at 1080p, and some of the new visuals are represented in the trailer above. The video below is a developer diary with director and producer Naoki Yoshida in which he discusses bringing the game to PlayStation 4.

The $39.99 standard edition, $59.99 digital collector’s edition and $79.99 physical collector’s edition (via the Square Enix Online store only) all come with 30 days of included playtime. Subscription fees are $12.99 month (with discounts for bulk buying).

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  • Hmmm I may need a PS4 and a Vita, I can do my materials farming while in the bathroom, sounds like a win to me.

  • Poached eggs have not been approved by the Better Business Bureau. Then again, neither have I, but you still tolerate the existence of Resse's peanut butter spread.
  • I don't have time to play all the things.. but I'll have to check this out now. Ps4 has been introducing me to lots of unfamiliar games and it has been a ton of fun.

  • now this is what I'm waiting for! PS4 version!

    (well, damn SE online for CE edition)

  • The dude in the red armor looks WAY too excited...
  • This is the main reason I need to get a PS4 soon. Been playing this since the last beta on PS3. Love the game but PS3 just can't handle the player count. So many problems seeing bosses during certain Fates.
  • Well if you want the game cheaper on ps4 there have been and probably will be more sales on it for ps3 Digitally and physically. better to pay 20 than 40! Oh and does anyone know when they mouse and keyboad support do they mean like on ps3 where your forced to you action bar meant for controllers or can it be changed to pc fornat?
  • I will try the beta if nothing else. I wont have the money for the final release's monthly fees for awhile but if nothing else I can find out if I like the game enough to eventually pay for it.

  • Awesome! I've been waiting for this news.

  • For a min I thought they were talking about the new FF game Versus. Can't wait to see how they ruin this franchise further down to the ground. As for RR... no thanks.

  • This game is awesome. Can't wait to upgrade to the ps4 version. My only gripe is that you can never "beat" the game. It'll never end. I'm not a social gamer by any means, but I do like to be competitive. (which makes Dark Souls perfect for me) But I'm very much being pulled into the multiplayer aspect of the mmo. I've met some pretty awesome people, and the game definitely has training wheels until you're ready/competent to do dungeons and other co-op things. I think this game could do a lot of good for people looking to see the Final Fantasy brand as quality again. I do however respect that "MMO", and monthly paying are honest detractors and a legit reason to not get involved.

  • So its between this and ESO ... hmmm, i guess whichever one has the better beta ill will go for.
  • Will be nice with my Borderlands Vita.

  • Are the dates wrong on all of GI's articles today for everyone else or is it just me? Or is today actually February 12?