Square Enix today announced the final beta test and early access dates for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. According to the press release, new users will be able to participate in the final beta test on August 17th through the 19th, both for PC and PS3, giving players the opportunity to dive in to the massive-scale RPG’s final testing phase. In addition, fans that have pre-ordered the game will receive early access and be among the first to play the game beginning August 24th.
During today’s Final Fantasy XIV ‘Letter from the Producer LIVE’, Naoki Yoshida (producer and director) also shared some upcoming incentives to get players even more excited for launch:
· Veteran Rewards – Enjoy various bonuses based on how long you choose to subscribe to FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn (30, 60 & 90 days). By starting with a 90-day subscription, players receive all 30-day, 60-day, and 90-day bonuses at once.
· Companion iOS App – A free companion app, “FINAL FANTASY XIV: Libra Eorzea,” will be arriving a week after launch.
· Welcome Back Campaign – Those who registered FINAL FANTASY XIV 1.0 can play FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn for free until Monday, September 9th.
Set for an August 27th, 2013 release, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will be available on PC and PS3. All new accounts will receive a free 30-day subscription to the game, with monthly subscriptions starting at £7.69 / €10.99.
It’s pretty weird witnessing a new MMORPG with a subscription system, and will be interesting to see whether it will flop or not.