As reported earlier in the month, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will be released worldwide this Summer for the PC and PlayStation 3, and in his latest Letter from the Producer column, Square Enix’s Naoki Yoshida mentions that more information will be shared regarding release at the end of the month.
“At the end of the month we’ll announce the release date, along with pricing and details on the collector’s edition,” Yoshida writes. “We’ll also start accepting preorders at the end of the month.”
Additionally, Yoshida also drops a few hints as to what to expect from Phase 3 of the game’s beta test, which is scheduled to kick off in June. Here’s what Yoshida had to say about Phase 3:
Our second important announcement was that phase 3 will start at the beginning of June. Phase 3 will include a multitude of changes based on feedback from the first and second phases, as well as the long-awaited commencement of PlayStation 3 testing. But that’s not all—we’re also adding Ul’dah and Limsa Lominsa, nearly one hundred new FATE encounters, four additional dungeons, main scenario quests up to level 20, grand companies, provisioning missions, free companies; we’re making revisions to the battle system, testing the transfer of characters from version 1.0—the list goes on and on. I’ve been working around the clock, double and triple checking everything along the way, so sit tight and phase 3 will be here before you know it!
For more details on beta Phase 3 plans, you can refer to this older report.