Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Open Beta Dated

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (read our preview here) will enter open beta on Aug. 17, ahead of its global launch on Aug. 27 on the PC and PlayStation 3.

The open beta will run from Aug. 17 to 19, while those who have pre-ordered the game wil be granted early access to the title on Aug. 27—three days before its official launch.

Players who registered with the original Final Fantasy XIV upon launch wil gain free access to A Realm Reborn until Sep. 9.

If you’ve yet to play the game, you can pick up the benchmark tool to see how well it’ll perform on your PC.

In addition to the open beta announcement, Square Enix states that early adopters who subscribe for 30, 60 and 90 days at the game’s launch will gain access to Veteran Rewards with bonus items. If you pick up a 90-day subscription, you’ll get all the items they have on offer.

Also announced is the iOS app that will accompany the game, “Final Fantasy XIV: Libra Eorzea,” containing the game’s lore.

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3 Comments on Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Open Beta Dated

ZephyrTuvai

On August 12, 2013 at 7:08 am

If I read this right… global launch is on the 27th and early access is three days early… on the 27th.

psycros

On August 12, 2013 at 12:47 pm

This game will fail for the same reason so many other promising titles have went down in flames: the developers are listening only to the voices who praise even their worst decisions. Anyone who points out the obvious flaws in this WoW clone is immediately attacked by legions of basement-dwelling forum mod wannabes. The end result? F2P in six months and probably the last straw for SE.

Lonewolf315

On August 12, 2013 at 6:22 pm

Anyone that thinks this is a WoW clone pretty much proves that they actually know nothing about the game. Do some research. There is a crap ton of differences between the two titles. The only thing they have in common is that they’re fantasy MMOs and there’s combat. It handles classes differently. It handles questing differently. It handles combat differently.