Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Beta Kicks Off On Feb. 25th

By Ishaan . February 15, 2013 . 9:30am

The PC version of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will go into beta-testing on February 25th, producer Naoki Yoshida has announced. Beta-tester e-mails are on their way now, so if you were one of the lucky people to be selected, you should find out soon (Square are still accepting beta-testers, though. Sign up here).


“The roadmap we released has the schedule set for mid-February, so the start is about a week late,” Yoshida writes in a Letter from the Producer column. “However, the extra time has allowed us to prepare more system features and character options for testing. While you all enjoy the game, I hope you also provide us with tons of feedback like you did during the alpha test.”


Phase 1 of the beta test will be limited to areas of the game around Gridania. Main story quests will be available, but since they require travelling to other nations at level 15, they will be limited in scope in the beta. You can read more about beta details here.


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  • Go2hell66

    To All those waiting for emails…


    • MrRobbyM


    • And many more……wait that’s not right…..

  • Rudy Soto

    Hopefully, my new PC specs will increase my chances at being picked.

  • Corey Owens

    Wasn’t aware of this “Full Active Time Events” feature. I loved public quests in Warhammer Online, so I’m looking forward to trying this out once February 25th roll around.

  • Romangelo

    I’m a legacy player but no email for me…. WHAT?

    • Luna Kazemaru

      Just give it a minute you might get it at the end of the day

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Pleeease let me get in..

  • Charmchar

    I really hope i get invited and have to make the hard choice of what race to be…Chibi or Sexy… (^~^;) ahhh so hard to choose…

  • Neophoton

    Would be nice to get in~

  • Draparde

    Can’t wait to get on this and try it out >_< it should be fun. though i'm not changing my race i am interested to see if the hairstyles shown in previous pictures make an appearance.

  • Blesmi

    I wonder if the Alpha testers automatically are accepted into the beta.

    • Akuosa

      No need to wonder, they already said they aren’t.

  • Sylveria

    Fingers crossed this beta isn’t full of the same people who tested the original FF14 and said it was perfect while flaming anyone who offered constructive criticism.

  • TheExile285

    Is this out for PS3 yet? What the hell is taking so long?

    • saxophone15

      PS3 beta is during phase 2 or 3 (don’t remember exactly). It is definitely coming though.

      • 3rd and 4th phase, and 4th phase character data is permanent

  • It shall finally begin =^_^=

  • Juan Andrés Valencia

    I hope I get selected, it’s an interesting concept in which I’d love to help (A critically appalled MMORPG rebuilt from scratch to fix EVERY problem with the game).

  • SupaPhly

    I got accepted into the alpha, but only found out a few days after it finished, I never got an email for it ;_;

  • Pretty excited. I believe Legacy Members get in immediately. Can’t wait :)

  • CirnoLakes

    A date! A date!

  • Solomon_Kano

    Can’t wait til the PS3 phase begins. My computer can’t handle the game, but I’d love to give it a go. Hope I get in.

  • Man this game is a burden…The company is pouring down all its resources into an MMO.No versus, no XV and no other interesting titles because this mammoth of a game is gobbling up everything.This was stated by SE themselves and yet people blame LRXIII.

    • Justin Whiteaker

      I’m pretty sure FFXV exists, it’s just in super secrecy right now.

  • Crevox

    I’m a legacy member, so I get in automatically. 8)

    Good luck to everyone else!

  • Amine Hsu Nekuchan

    I hope this goes well and that Squenix can finally move on to new projects not called FFXIV or FFXIII.

  • Can’t Wait for playing!

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