Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn arriving on PlayStation 4

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Square-Enix has just released the system assets for “Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn”. This pivotal revision to the Square-Enix MMO has received much acclaim, with console gamers finally able to access the data to play it on their PlayStation 4 consoles.

Now, just to be clear, when I state that they will be able to access the play-data, I’m speaking of the initial Free Beta to run on February 22nd, 2014. All PlayStation 4 owners will be able to download the software for FFXIV, taking a stab at the adventure many people on the PC (like myself) are enjoying right now.

Beta Testing Schedule*:
Beta Test Phase 1: February 22, 2014 through March 3, 2014 (JST)
BETA TEST PHASE 2: April 4, 2014 through April 7, 2014 (JST)
*Schedule is subject to change

FFXIVARR_PS401An interesting aspect of the Playstation 4 version of FFXIV is the use of Remote Play with the PlayStation Vita system, allowing you to engage the game without the direct use of the console. This port to consoles also has support for DUALSHOCK 4 controller touchpad support, player content sharing and mouse/keyboard play capabilities.

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There’s also a newly distributed video, where FFXIV:ARR director/producer Naoki Yoshida shares his experiences in developing for the PlayStation 4, with thoughts on the benefits and capabilities this console has to offer.

And on April 14, 2014, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will be available for the PlayStation 4 in both Standard Edition ($39.99) and Collector’s Edition ($79.99). Initial purchase allows for a free 30-day trial for new accounts, with a monthly subscription model primed at $12.99.

You can find more information on the PlayStation 4 port on the official homepage: http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/pr/ps4/

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