Square Enix has announced today the dates for Open Beta and Early Access for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Users will be able to participate in the open beta test from August 17th through the 19th for both 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 Letter from the Producer LIVE, producer and director Naoki Yoshida 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.
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is set to be released on August 27, 2013. You can pre-order the PlayStation 3 and PC versions off of Amazon now for $39.99 and $29.99 respectively. There is also a Collector’s Edition available for both versions – you can order the PS3 Collector’s Edition now off of Amazon for $79.99, and the PC Downloadable Collector’s Edition for $49.99 off of Amazon. The monthly fee will start at $12.99.