Square Enix Details "Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn" Beta Plans

Closed beta kicks off on PC in mid-February 2013, PS3 comes later

We've been closely following the alpha version videos of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, and now it's almost time for the retooled MMO to enter its beta phase. Square Enix has detailed a four-phase plan, which kicks off in mid-February 2013, with a PlayStation 3 beta test to follow later. 

 

The first three phases will last for a few weeks a piece, followed by 1-2 weeks of debugging after each, with a fourth phase entering open beta and lifting the non-disclosure agreement. PlayStation 3 beta testing begins in the third phase. 

 

While all of the details and time periods are subject to change, Square Enix released a PDF with a fairly detailed road map, as well as in-depth plans for each individual phase.

 

 

As that last panel explains, the beta tester application site opens in January. 

 

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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. His blog can be found at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter at @Moldilox.

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