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Final Fantasy XIV PS4 Beta Starts February 22

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Final Fantasy XIV PS4 Beta Starts February 22
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Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn may be the greatest comeback in gaming history thanks to Square Enix admitting the original game was an absolute mess and rebuilding it from the ground up. The result was an MMO that celebrates the history and legacy of Final Fantasy in the best of ways. Now, PS4 owners will soon get to see what all the hubbub is about.

Square Enix announced this morning that the Final Fantasy XIV open beta will hit the PS4 on February 22. The first phase of the beta will last from February 22 to March 3 after which a character wipe will occur. After that, phase two of the beta will go from April 4 to April 7 after which the characters created during this phase can be used in the final game which launches April 14.

Here’s what you can expect from the PS4 version of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn:

  • Upgraded graphics on the PS4 in glorious 1080p.
  • PS Vita Remote Play — craft, gather, and play wherever you go.
  • Share-support — stream your gameplay or share screenshots.
  • Mouse & Keyboard Support — switching over from a PC? No problem!
  • Touchpad-Support — the touchpad of Dualshock 4 is fully supported.
  • If you’re already playing the PS3 version of FFXIV, you can transfer your character to the PS4 version for free starting April 11. Square Enix notes that those who transfer will no longer be able to play the PS3 version of the game.

    On a side note, those who already playing on the PS3 or PC who want to join their PS4 owning friends during the beta can transfer their characters to the PS4 version. This is only necessary during the beta as the final retail version will feature cross platform support between all three versions.

    Finally, here’s a trailer showing the PS4 version of the game in action:

    Image via PlayStation/YouTube

    Final Fantasy XIV PS4 Beta Starts February 22
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