Final Fantasy XIV Beta Much Improved From Alpha

by Phil Kollar on Jun 25, 2010 at 11:00 AM

Reaction to our early look at the alpha version of Final Fantasy XIV has been mixed around the office, but as is often the case with MMOs, it looks like there will be some major improvements made with the upcoming beta version of the game. Square Enix sent along a video showcasing some of the biggest changes.

As you can see, the graphics have definitely been improved, specifically in the areas of lighting and depth of field, so there's a lot less texture pop-in when moving forward. The battle system also looks significantly faster and more interesting than what we were shown a few months ago.

Check out the video for yourself below and see if the beta improvements have you more interested in Square Enix's latest MMO.