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Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn: Over a Million Register for Beta

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,633MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

Square Enix has announced that over a million potential players have registered for a chance to play the beta, proving that interest in the 'rebirth' of Final Fantasy XIV is indeed high.

A massive-scale RPG true to the legendary franchise, the title features new and unique gameplay mechanics, such as the “Limit Break” system (originally introduced in FINAL FANTASY® VII), and the Armoury system which allows users to experience all of the classes in the game on a single character, and cross-platform gameplay between PC and PlayStation®3 system.

Sign up for beta testing on the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn site.

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  • YaevinduskYaevindusk Ul''dah, CAPosts: 1,540Member Uncommon

     

    Saw this a little while ago as well.

     

    Not too bad.  Would've expected less given it's history.

     

    Despite being incredibly low for the longest time, their facebook page is now reaching 200k likes.  That's probably an increase of 150,000 or so since the beta has started.

     

    When faced with strife or discontent, the true nature of a man is brought forth. It is then when we see the character of the individual. It is then we are able to tell if he is mature enough to grin and bare it, or subject his fellow man to his complaints and woes.

  • jskeets916jskeets916 Folsom, CAPosts: 154Member
    Originally posted by Yaevindusk

     

    Saw this a little while ago as well.

     

    Not too bad.  Would've expected less given it's history.

     

    Despite being incredibly low for the longest time, their facebook page is now reaching 200k likes.  That's probably an increase of 150,000 or so since the beta has started.

     

    ^Yeah exactly. I've been anticipating this game eagerly for quite some time now, however despite how impressed I've been with Yoshi-P and this game I would have never expected the recent rise in popularity.

    I have friends who normally wouldn't consider such a game given it a second shot, yet I still didn't expect this recent surge of turnouts.  Although it will recede from it's initial launch due to those realizing it isn't the mmo for them, it certainly will retain more than previously anticipated numbers with the number of beta testers enjoying their experiences.

     

     
  • Snowdon_CloudripperSnowdon_Cloudripper Chickasha, OKPosts: 584Member
    one million strong....And growing . Each week there are fresh new invites sent out . And next month is Open Beta . Witch will attract about 1/2 to as much as two times the amount of people who have been wanting to try it out. My opinion this is one hell of a good game. A little old school mixed with new school and done just right.

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  • PostcardsPostcards Springfield, VAPosts: 105Member

    I think as more people praise the game, there are more people who want to see if the game is for them.

    I liked the beta so I pre-orderd.

  • Calhoun619Calhoun619 Lynnwood, WAPosts: 126Member
    I just wish I could get a beta invite as I really want to play this game. Like really, really badly
  • drivendawndrivendawn montgomery, ALPosts: 1,249Member Uncommon

    Yep and will only grow larger.

     

  • volttvoltt richmondhill, ONPosts: 269Member
    Originally posted by Yaevindusk

     

    Saw this a little while ago as well.

     

    Not too bad.  Would've expected less given it's history.

     

    Despite being incredibly low for the longest time, their facebook page is now reaching 200k likes.  That's probably an increase of 150,000 or so since the beta has started.

     

    who the hell gives a crap about likes on facebook

  • YaevinduskYaevindusk Ul''dah, CAPosts: 1,540Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by voltt
    Originally posted by Yaevindusk

     

    Saw this a little while ago as well.

     

    Not too bad.  Would've expected less given it's history.

     

    Despite being incredibly low for the longest time, their facebook page is now reaching 200k likes.  That's probably an increase of 150,000 or so since the beta has started.

     

    who the hell gives a crap about likes on facebook

     

    Trying to see the purpose of this post.  Just to attack my own for a simple observation that related to the numbers regarding another system (beta)?  Has no other qualities it seems.

     

    I'm sorry you feel the need to personally attack people to try and get them to respond to you in a hostile way.  I'm equally sorry if I offended you with my observation that I believe has some relation to the post created by a staff member.

     

    Have a good one.

    When faced with strife or discontent, the true nature of a man is brought forth. It is then when we see the character of the individual. It is then we are able to tell if he is mature enough to grin and bare it, or subject his fellow man to his complaints and woes.

  • tommygunzIItommygunzII Roanoke, VAPosts: 321Member
    The beta weekends may be the most fun I have had on an MMO gamewise. Looking forward to release.
  • BrialynBrialyn Winder, GAPosts: 184Member
    The beta weekends have been a LOT of fun! I can't wait for release :D


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  • MondoA2JMondoA2J Henderson, NVPosts: 258Member

    Now how many of this million will subscribe is the question?

    MMORPG Gamers/Developers need a reality check!

  • adeladel Elyria, OHPosts: 24Member
    This game is 100 % better than the original release.
  • achesomaachesoma Portland, ORPosts: 1,000Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by MondoA2J

    Now how many of this million will subscribe is the question?

    Exactly.  Of course everyone wants to try the game out before they take the plunge and buy it.  As solid of a game it might be, how much of it is "been there, done that?"  Are people just looking for a filler until the next big title releases?  Or are these applicants truly anxious to get their hands on this title?  Time will tell. 

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  • spankybusspankybus Orlando, FLPosts: 1,154Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by MondoA2J

    Now how many of this million will subscribe is the question?

    I know I will have two subs...oen for myself and the other for the wife. 

     

    Perfectly happy paying a sub for a great game...especially if it means keeping the cheap-ass F2P trash out.

     

    prolly less gold-spmmers too..

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  • TimothyTierlessTimothyTierless Columnist M, ORPosts: 2,163Member Uncommon
    So many of so starved for a decent MMO, so sad.
  • RaxeonRaxeon cedar falls, IAPosts: 2,090Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Tierless
    So many of so starved for a decent MMO, so sad.

    arr is pretty decent to and it will only get better

  • SeariasSearias Edmonton, ABPosts: 712Member Uncommon
    Pre-ordered, and can't wait for the release :)

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  • Yavin_PrimeYavin_Prime Oak Park, CAPosts: 233Member
    I was excited about the game when it first launched. I'm willing to give it a try again after this re-launch and I want to help them make it better, hence why I signed on for beta.
  • GravargGravarg Harker Heights, TXPosts: 3,332Member Uncommon
    I'm waiting for open beta before I pre-order the collector's edition...I never buy a game unless I've played it before...never.  I always planned on buying this though, but rules are rules, and that's one of my rules hehe.
  • SeariasSearias Edmonton, ABPosts: 712Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Gravarg
    I'm waiting for open beta before I pre-order the collector's edition...I never buy a game unless I've played it before...never.  I always planned on buying this though, but rules are rules, and that's one of my rules hehe.

    I heard that the Collectors physical pc edition is already sold out on the Square store. And apparently that's the only place to get the pc collectors edition.

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  • MuruganMurugan D, COPosts: 1,494Member
    Originally posted by MondoA2J

    Now how many of this million will subscribe is the question?

    We'll see I guess.  But seeing as F2P games constantly use "registrations" as somehow being proof of how successful they are I think it is just as relevant.  Also it is a lot more than were interested in the first version at this point in its development.

  • CoatedCoated Woodside, CAPosts: 339Member Uncommon

    It is not surprising seeing this game become so popular. There are a lot of situations that have boosted interest in this game without people even knowing what FF is about. I'd say the biggest has been the discovery that ARR is going to be the only MMORPG released this year. After that, there is the poor showing of its competitors - ESO, Wildstar, ArcheAge, All of which showed poorly or didn't show at all. I think a million is just the beginning, there will be a lot more.

  • jskeets916jskeets916 Folsom, CAPosts: 154Member
    Originally posted by Coated

    It is not surprising seeing this game become so popular. There are a lot of situations that have boosted interest in this game without people even knowing what FF is about. I'd say the biggest has been the discovery that ARR is going to be the only MMORPG released this year. After that, there is the poor showing of its competitors - ESO, Wildstar, ArcheAge, All of which showed poorly or didn't show at all. I think a million is just the beginning, there will be a lot more.

    True.

     

    I honestly think the competition is almost as weak as it can get at this point for it's launch window.

  • VorthanionVorthanion Laguna Vista, TXPosts: 2,119Member Uncommon
    What other recent betas does this remind me of and how did they turn out in the end?

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  • jskeets916jskeets916 Folsom, CAPosts: 154Member
    Originally posted by Vorthanion
    What other recent betas does this remind me of and how did they turn out in the end?

    Although such statements rarely are followed up by the poster returning to the thread, I am curious as to what other betas your referring to?

     

    Seriously i'll wait lemme know what game in recent MMO launch history had 1mil+ registered beta users...

     

     

    Oh and if we throw in subscription game into the criteria i'm going to have to make some popcorn... Haters go'n hate

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