Final Fantasy XIV PS5 Open Beta Kicks Off Later This Month

by Liana Ruppert on Apr 01, 2021 at 07:21 AM

Final Fantasy XIV for PS5 boasts improved framerates, beautiful 4K resolution, incredibly fast loading times, haptic feedback features, and 3D audio. For those looking to take to the online world of Final Fantasy XIV on this generation, an open beta is dropping later this month. 

Square Enix updated its EU blog to show fans how they can get in on the PS5 action. The Final Fantasy XIV PS5 open beta is set to arrive on Tuesday, April 13, and will be launching alongside the anticipated 5.5 patch update.

For those interested in trying out the open beta, there are a few steps you need to follow: 

  1. Log into your PS5 account
  2. Visit the PlayStation Store and find the Final Fantasy XIV store page
  3. Once there, press the [...] button and select Final Fantasy XIV PS5 Upgrade Edition (Beta Version)
  4. When finished downloading, simply launch the game

No disc is needed in order to participate in this. Square Enix also confirms that the PS5 version will offer the same content that the PS4 version does, though purchased game time is required (much like World of Warcraft). That means your characters will also transfer over, since they are account-bound.

Final Fantasy XIV had a rough launch when it first released. Players were both overwhelmed and underwhelmed by the structure of the game. Since then, numerous tweaks and expansions have come out, effectively turning it into one of the most beloved MMORPGs on the market. With it coming out on PS5 now, new features exclusive to this generation will be implemented, refreshing the gameplay experience once more.  

What do you think about Final Fantasy XIV and how it's evolved through the years? Are you excited to take part in the PS5 open beta? Sound off with your thoughts in the comment section below! 

[Source: Square Enix via Nibel]

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