Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn producer Naoki Yoshida posted a new “Letter from the Producer” column this week, providing an update on the ongoing beta for the game.
“The beta test is well underway, and the team is working hard to implement more features while addressing your feedback,” Yoshida writes. “All of you gamepad lovers better grab your favorite controller, because we’re making final adjustments to the system so you can test it out in phase 2!”
“With 100,000 testers already playing the game, we’ve had severe server congestion every time we start up the servers, and I apologize for the trouble it’s caused. One good thing that’s come from this, however, is that we’ve been able to spot problems that didn’t show up in the alpha test, and we’ve managed to fix them as quickly as possible. These issues wouldn’t have been resolved without your help.”
Phase 2 of the beta, Yoshida says, will kick off in early April. Square will be adding more testers to the game for phase 2, in order to put further strain on the servers, so if you’ll have another chance to sign up if you haven’t yet.