At Evo 2017, Square Enix announced a Dissidia Final Fantasy NT closed beta test for the Americas and Europe. It opened up signups immediately. However, a date for the closed beta and details were not announced. Now, we know it will begin August 26, 2017 and include 14 characters.
The Dissidia Final Fantasy NT closed beta test will begin at 9am PT/11am CT/12pm ET/5am BST/6am CEST on August 26, 2017 and end at 9am PT/11am CT/12pm ET/5am BST/6am CEST on September 4, 2017. People will be able to use characters from Final Fantasy through Final Fantasy XIV in 3v3 battles, with the Warrior of Light, Firion, Onion Knight, Cecil Harvey, Bartz Klauser, Terra Branford, Cloud Strife, Squall Leonhart, Zidane Tribal, Tidus, Shantotto, Vaan, Lightning, and Y’shtola available. Ifrit, Odin, and Shiva will be available as summons.
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT will come to the PlayStation 4 in early 2018.