Square Enix today announced the open beta test and early access dates for “Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn”. New users will be able to participate in the open beta test from August 17th through the 19th, both for Windows PC and PlayStation 3, giving players the opportunity to dive in to the massive-scale RPG’s final testing phase. In addition, fans that have pre-ordered the game will receive early access and be among the first to play the game beginning August 24th.
During today’s “Final Fantasy XIV” Letter from Naoki Yoshida (producer and director) also shared some upcoming incentives to get players even more excited for launch:
Veteran Rewards – Enjoy various bonuses based on how long you have been a “Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn” subscriber (30, 60 & 90 days). By starting with a 90-day subscription, players receive all 30-day, 60-day, and 90-day bonuses at once.
Companion iOS App – A free companion app, “FINAL FANTASY XIV: Libra Eorzea,” planned to arrive a week after launch
Welcome Back Campaign – Players who registered “FINAL FANTASY XIV” 1.0 can play “FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn” for free until Monday, September 9.
Set for an August 27, 2013 release, “FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn” will be available for $39.99 on the PlayStation 3 system and $29.99 for Windows PC. A free 30-day trial is also included for new accounts. Monthly subscriptions for new accounts start at $12.99. PC specs for final product may change; please refer to the pre-order website for details.
To pre-order “FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn” and gain early access to the final game, visit:http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/product/.