After successfully rescuing Final Fantasy XIV last year and launching the long promised PS3 version, Square Enix got to work on a PS4 version of the MMO. After a lengthy beta period, PS4 players can finally lose themselves in the world of Eorzea.
Square Enix announced that Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is now available on the PS4 - both retail and digital. The PS4 version of the MMO benefits from better visuals over the PS3 version alongside better performance. It also comes with a few features exclusive to the PS4 version of the game:
Utilize the unique features of PS4 and take your adventuring to a whole new level. Share your experience live with built-in streaming, or post a triumphant screenshot when you finally defeat the ferocious Titan. Busy day at the office with no time to play? Use Remote Play on PS Vita to continue your quest, or to finish up your crafts while at the office.
As for in-game features, it has parity with the PS3 and PC versions of the game. It also has cross platform play so you'll be able to party and adventure with your friends regardless of the platform they're playing on.
There are two things of note for new players jumping into Final Fantasy XIV today on the PS4. First, Square Enix says that only new players get the free 30 day trial for buying the game. If you are upgrading from the PS3 or moving over from the PC version, you won't get a free trial. Second, there seems to be some confusion as to which number is the activation code and which is the Square Enix members code for those who bought a retail copy. Over on the PlayStation Blog, Square Enix lays it out:
The activation code included with the game is found on the sheet labeled “Registration Code” – it is 12 digits (in a 4-4-4 format) and is a standard PlayStation Network code that you redeem on PlayStation Store.
Finally, Square Enix notes that those who bought the standard version of the game can upgrade to the digital collector's edition by simply using the Mog Station Digital Upgrade service. By upgrading, you'll get the Fat Chocobo mount, a wind-up moogle minion and more.
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