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.