Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Alpha Test To Kick Off Next Week

By Ishaan . October 26, 2012 . 10:30am

Assuming there aren’t any major bugs that prove to be a hindrance, the alpha test for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will begin on October 29th, says the game’s producer, Naoki Yoshida, in his latest “Letter from the Producer” column.

 

Yoshida also uploaded a few new screenshots of the game that the development team took during server stress tests. Check these out below, along with descriptions from Yoshida:

 

Adventurers turned up in droves to put one of the new instanced dungeons, Tam-Tara Deepcroft, through its paces.

 

As you can see, the new engine can handle a lot of characters at once, and I even had the settings set to high. (In case you’re wondering, everyone is sporting exclusive alpha gear for the dungeon.)

 

In preparation for the beta and official release versions, we’ve also been testing new content that pits large groups against enormous foes. There’s some chatting going on in the log, but the content name is wrong. (lol)

 

One of our staff members took a widescreen snap while we were trading blows with the mighty adamantoise.

 

Yoshida also adds that folks that didn’t make it into the alpha shouldn’t be disheartened—Square Enix plan to continue adding testers with each phase, so you still have a chance to make it in at a later point.


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  • Luis Enrique

    Does anyone know if they’re going to be giving out beta keys or something as they did with the original game? I got into that beta so maybe I still have my account.

    • Peeka Chu

      Yeah, I too would like to know the process by which one signs up for the alpha/ beta.  Current subscribers/ press invite only?  

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      @twitter-72460156:disqus @google-f3968aea901f635f48876fb0bcb5a9ac:disqus Here you go. Alpha test links for both US/EU are in this report: http://bit.ly/WOJItL

      • http://www.facebook.com/robert.leonardi.56 Robert Leonardi

         thanks a bunch ishaan

  • veruses

    Blue bars. Blue bars everywhere.

  • Luna Kazemaru

    I might try this again but after playing blade and soul i don’t know.

    • Hans Satori

      it will be out before blade and soul :P

  • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

    Can’t wait until the game comes out in full =^_^=

  • Settsuo

    I really need to make a chant for every time Naoki Yoshida amazes me with his awesomeness.

  • CirnoLakes

    I found out recently that since because I didn’t sign back up in September I not only can’t play now, but I don’t quality for the Alpha.:<

    Here's to seeing the Beta very soon.

  • eilegz

    blade and soul, phantasy star online 2 and this its some of those AAA MMO that we want over here, lets se how it goes….

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