FFXIV beta on PS4 open to everyone this weekend

Characters created in Final Fantasy XIV this weekend will transfer over to the full game when it launches later this month.

Square Enix has opened up its PlayStation 4 beta for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn to everyone this weekend.

The beta started at 09:00 BST/01:00 PT this morning, and will run until 09:00/01:00 PT on Monday April 7.

The beta will be running on the actual game servers, so it's possible to join your friends playing the game on PlayStation 3 or PC. Square Enix adds that any characters created or progress made in this beta will carry over the full version of the game, which is released on April 14.

To get involved, the 11GB client can now be downloaded from the PlayStation Store. You'll also have to register an account with Square Enix to get started.

The successful relaunch of Final Fantasy XIV is one of the main reasons Square Enix expects to return to profit this year.

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AQWBlaZer91
AQWBlaZer91

PS4 Owners now get to suffer the steaming turd that is Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn. It should now be named Phony Fantasy till the day that the franchise can one day redeem itself.

neowarrior121
neowarrior121

like to say i played the weekend fully  (around 18 hours) and done well for myself got both wood crafting and my actaul archer both to lvl 20, it was really funny i really enjoyed it. i will admit the controls on the ps4 are fiddly but something you get use to and with a little control mapping is easily fixed. if they offer this for ps4 like elder scrolls were psn+ pays for my subscription i'll gladly pay to play the game. or the other way round i would pay for 2 months knowing full well thats its worth it.  

trotz75
trotz75

Downloaded the 11gb then square Enix wouldn't send me an email confirmation to register new account, so definitely won't b buying the game!!! Thanks square Enix!!!!!

freechain
freechain

is this beta going to have voices.

Having to read the voices and click at the end of each sentence was driving me crazy in the first beta, so much to the point that after that long boring cart ride, i just turned the game off. I really want to like the game but it just seemed boring. I hope this one has a bit more life to it.

rafael017xx
rafael017xx

but i have to pay by month? any ideas?

Ahiru-San
Ahiru-San

I liked the last beta, but not willing to fork out ANOTHER subscription to play a single game…

CrusaderForever
CrusaderForever

Just downloading the PS4 client now.  Cannot wait to finally try this out.  I downloaded and created a character in the first beta but didn't really have a chance to try it out.

jsmoke03
jsmoke03

if you have the ps3 copy, do you have to buy the ps4 copy as well?

chiporeo
chiporeo

good game, free beta try out on PS4, nothing to lose. 


I'm at work atm and I have that excited classic MMO "I can't wait to get home and play!" feeling atm, the kind I used to get when I was in high school haha good times.

SphinxDemon
SphinxDemon

A beast of a MMO. I would highly encourage anyone with a PS4 to play. Albeit its best with friends. Been subscribed since it came out in August.

PayneKiller
PayneKiller

I've had this installed on my PS4 for like a month now.. I haven't played it yet, but I thought it was already available to everyone.
Maybe I did something for early access idunno

TheEternalGamer
TheEternalGamer

All PS4 owners should at least try this game out. You have nothing to lose. I've been playing since the relaunch in August and it is an excellent MMO.

tom_cat_01
tom_cat_01

I can't think of any other game that has been turned around from total trash to something quite well-received and popular. I guess it can only really happen with MMOs, though...

Yuusha09
Yuusha09

FF14:ARR deserves a lot of credit for turning around the original trainwreck release.

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

Cool I will be playing FFXIV Beta tonight. It's sooo awesome to be a PS4 owner.

Vinnvn
Vinnvn

Nice this is first MMO on PS4 I think.

nigelholden
nigelholden

Awesome! Now I can be a sexy cat person again!

neowarrior121
neowarrior121

and thats why i like have a ps4, free gaming weekend here i come. 

TheFlush
TheFlush

@freechain  No it won't. The (already released) PC and PS3 versions didn't have voice acting, neither will this one.

LigerZero248
LigerZero248

@rafael017xx If your new to the game it is pay to play but the first month is free. 


Again this question gets popped out alot: Will this game go free to play? Answer: No, Director/Producer of the game would rather shut the game down than have it go F2P.

LigerZero248
LigerZero248

@jsmoke03 if u have to play both ps3 and ps4 yes you buy both. But if you dont plan on coming back ps3 and stay on ps4 it is free. 

It's not like FFXI if you played 360/PC/PS2/PS3(compatible versions) you are able to play at any platform without buying the game again. 

badmrfrosty7
badmrfrosty7

@PayneKiller  that was probably the phase 1 beta. you'll have to download and install the new beta currently on the marketplace, and feel free to delete the old one.

neowarrior121
neowarrior121

@Vinnvn  technically its elderscrolls online as this is only a beta, as the elderscrolls beta was also playable on ps4 it was the first to play too

zerocrit
zerocrit

ESO hasn't even shown console gameplay. And the beta for consoles hasn't even been given an announced date.