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Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn: Phase 1 of Beta Testing Slated for February

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,610MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

The latest Letter from the Producer has been published on the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn forum. In it, players are told that the first phase of beta testing is scheduled to begin in February. Players are also told that all races will be available for testing during the beta though all customization options will not.

We've been back in the office for almost three weeks now, and our calendars are already marked full of meetings and deadlines. It won't be long before beta testing begins, and soon after that, the release of FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn! Looking at the beta test road map we released last month, the road from beta to release would appear to be a long one, but the testing will be over before you know it. There's not a moment to spare in preparation for release, and the development team will stay at full throttle to make sure we get there.



First things first, let's talk a bit about the beta test. Phase one will begin in February, and we were thrilled to see so many players from around the world signing up to participate. I know the beta test is just around the corner, but I'd like to show you guys a few screen shots to tide you over until then.

Read the full letter on the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn site.

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  • HeroEvermoreHeroEvermore salem, ORPosts: 672Member
    Can't wwait for this. Thankfully path of exile will keep me busy when im in between mmorpgs now :D

    Hero Evermore
    Guild Master of Dragonspine since 1982.
    Playing Path of Exile and deeply in love with it.

  • HeroEvermoreHeroEvermore salem, ORPosts: 672Member
    Is it february yet?...

    Hero Evermore
    Guild Master of Dragonspine since 1982.
    Playing Path of Exile and deeply in love with it.

  • Segun777Segun777 Jade Dynasty Correspondent Lemont, PAPosts: 97Member
    My next great MMO, should certainly tide me over for 6 months or so as I wait for TSW, TESO, and TOR to add a bunch more story for me to play through.
     
  • TaishiFoxTaishiFox NottinghamPosts: 670Member Uncommon
    Cool, can't wait
     

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  • ZierrityZierrity tonsbergPosts: 230Member Uncommon

     

    I really do love these Letter from the Producer x) They are usually an interesting read, with no exception this time :)

    As many others I am looking forward to the Beta, got the chance to test in Alpha and I am really looking forward to getting back in to Eorzea :)

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  • TwoThreeFourTwoThreeFour Virginia, VAPosts: 2,131Member
    I can only join the chorus. Hopefully FFXIV reborn is a bearable experience worthy of the FF name.
  • DragonantisDragonantis DublinPosts: 974Member
    Looking forward to this, gonna be a good month XD
  • VanadromArdaVanadromArda Hot Springs Village, ARPosts: 445Member
    That was a pretty good letter! I'm really looking forward to Beta 1, and anyone with Legacy status should too. If you don't have Legacy, then Beta 3 is what you should be looking forward to.
  • Kenshin_HimuraKenshin_Himura Philadelphia, PAPosts: 75Member
    Yeah I have Legacy and my FFXIII code which makes odds better.

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  • grndzrogrndzro Reno, NVPosts: 1,150Member
    I really need this to suck me in as much as FFXI to restore my faith in the MMORPG community.
  • MyrdynnMyrdynn Beaumont, CAPosts: 1,517Member Uncommon

    is this NA beta? it looks like Japanese to me

     

  • jay8118jay8118 shelby, MIPosts: 29Member
    Yoshi has to be one of the coolest devs out there. Always very informal and up front.

    Hoping for a solid game with great endgame content!!
  • NyrrhoNyrrho Sacramento, CAPosts: 53Member
    Absolutely cannot wait to see how they've improved the game. Counting down the days until release. =)
  • EtherignisEtherignis philadelphia, PAPosts: 246Member
    MMO competition is getting crazy so many mmorpg im looking forward to this update and TESO,  BnS,hopefully phantasy star online 2, path of exile and Archage
  • guin10guin10 CPosts: 21Member

    Myrdynn, yes FF XIV: ARR is a japanese game, but you don't need to worry about waiting months for the game, content, patches etc... 

     

    - Beta in the same day for America/Europe/Japan

     

    - patches in the same day for America/Europe/Japan

     

    - the game will have a worldwide release

     
  • SwiftrevoirSwiftrevoir Largo, FLPosts: 156Member
    This and TESO going into beta so close together will more than likely give me too many choices to compute o.O.  That is if I get in.  This year might actually offer some hope for those going through the MMO blues right about now.
  • ZierrityZierrity tonsbergPosts: 230Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Kenshin_Himura
    Yeah I have Legacy and my FFXIII code which makes odds better.

    Doesn't Legacy status alone gain you access?

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  • dapanther99dapanther99 Montgomery, ALPosts: 1Member
    Unfortunately, I will probably only play it if they go free to play. I dropped $80 on this game already and a month of sub costs when I preordered just to get let down and Ihave played every game from the franchise, not just ffxi...

    Dapanther
  • DakeruDakeru Posts: 1,646Member Uncommon

    Went to their side again trying to apply for beta

     

    "You are forced to be logged off. Please be logged in again."

     

    I be want logged in again but no work :( 

    I have an entitlement delusion - because I have this strange idea that my 50$ should have the same value as anyone else's 50$
    "Your account is not entitled to the same value as a new account. Just saying you are entitled to the same as someone else because you said so is exactly what expresses your entitlement issues."

  • RaveiceRaveice MellerudPosts: 22Member
    Originally posted by Myrdynn

    is this NA beta? it looks like Japanese to me

     

    You can choise once lanuch the game if you want it in English Japanese, German or french.

    Not sure there will be anymore but those are main language they support.

     

  • DragonantisDragonantis DublinPosts: 974Member
    The Beta is for everywhere but the data centres are located in Japan for the test so if you see latency issues you will know why :)
  • WraithoneWraithone Salt Lake City, UTPosts: 3,593Member Uncommon
    From what I've seen, it does look entertaining. Lets hope things work out this time.  The trick is going to be getting enough people to give the game a second chance.  Which means they really have to have something much better.
  • minderzminderz LismorePosts: 1Member

    when are the developers og these going to see that not everyone wants/needs involved games, some of the older more basic games were awesome, just missmanagement screwed them up, in hope this one works out well, but again, there is too much content, talk the your average gamer, listen to them, after all. simple games lead to interest in the more complex ones :)

     

  • SilokSilok Mascouche, QCPosts: 732Member
    Originally posted by dapanther99
    Unfortunately, I will probably only play it if they go free to play. I dropped $80 on this game already and a month of sub costs when I preordered just to get let down and Ihave played every game from the franchise, not just ffxi...

    Dapanther

    If you already bought the game, you dont have to buy it again and you will have a free 30 days to try it. After that you pay the sub if you want or not. i doubt this game will ever be f2p.

  • CypruskaCypruska San IsidroPosts: 45Member
    Cool graphics, can't wait either!
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