Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Launches This Summer
Square Enix has revealed that Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will launch this summer. A Realm Reborn marks the re-launch of the troubled MMO, adding a new map system, new client software and more.
Prior to the launch, Square Enix will open a third phase of its closed beta, which will be available for players on both PC and PlayStation 3 in June. Players can sign up for the beta now, with Square Enix advising that “if you applied to be a PlayStation 3 beta tester for FFXIV Version 1.0 and were selected to test the Windows version instead, you need not apply again to test the PS3 version—your original application will be reconsidered when we start selecting PS3 testers. However, if you wish to be considered as a Windows PC tester, we ask that you apply specifically for that.”
Square Enix added that “players who met the Legacy campaign requirements can participate in the beta test starting from phase 1 and are not required to apply. However, we ask players who wish to participate in the PlayStation 3 beta test to apply for it.” Players who participate in the beta “will gain access to a wealth of new content, including the introduction of the city states of Ul’dah and Limsa Lominsa.”
Square Enix also released a batch of new screenshots, which you can check out in our gallery. For more on the re-launch, read our interview with director and producer Naoki Yoshida from earlier this year.
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