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

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe CitadelMMORPG.COM Staff Posts: 21,443 Epic

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, CAMember Posts: 1,746 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.

     

  • jskeets916jskeets916 Folsom, CAMember Posts: 154
    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, OKMember Posts: 584 Common
    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, VAMember Posts: 105

    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, WAMember Posts: 126
    I just wish I could get a beta invite as I really want to play this game. Like really, really badly
  • drivendawndrivendawn montgomery, ALMember Posts: 1,749 Uncommon

    Yep and will only grow larger.

     

  • volttvoltt Toronto, OntarioMember Posts: 286 Uncommon
    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, CAMember Posts: 1,746 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.

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


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  • MondoA2JMondoA2J Henderson, NVMember Posts: 258

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

    MMORPG Gamers/Developers need a reality check!

  • adeladel Elyria, OHMember Posts: 24 Uncommon
    This game is 100 % better than the original release.
  • achesomaachesoma Portland, ORMember Posts: 1,051 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, FLMember Posts: 1,303 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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  • TimEisenTimEisen Columnist Member Posts: 2,584 Uncommon
    So many of so starved for a decent MMO, so sad.
  • RaxeonRaxeon cedar falls, IAMember Posts: 2,138 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, ABMember Posts: 719 Uncommon
    Pre-ordered, and can't wait for the release :)

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  • Yavin_PrimeYavin_Prime Oak Park, CAMember Posts: 233
    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, TXMember Posts: 3,400 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, ABMember Posts: 719 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, COMember Posts: 1,494
    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, CAMember Posts: 391 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, CAMember Posts: 154
    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, TXMember Posts: 2,443 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, CAMember Posts: 154
    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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