Final Fantasy 14 open beta starts August 17

Final Fantasy 14 will have an open beta period from August 17-19, Square Enix announced today. Those who pre-order will also get three days of early access.

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Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn will begin holding its open beta test from August 17-19 on both PC and PlayStation 3, Square Enix announced today. Plus, those who pre-order the game will get early access on August 24, three days before its planned August 27 release.

Those who played the original Final Fantasy 14 will be able to try out A Realm Reborn for free until September 9. A free companion app, titled "Libra Eorzea," is also planned to release about a week after the game's launch. Finally, Square Enix will be granting bonuses based on which subscription package you picked up, in increments of 30, 60, or 90 days. If you start playing with a 90 day subscription already purchased, you'll get all the bonus tiers at once. You can check out the bonuses here.

Final Fantasy 14 will be available for $29.99 on PC, and $39.99 on PlayStation 3, which includes one month of access. Afterwards, the MMO costs $12.99 per month.

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    August 8, 2013 9:00 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Final Fantasy 14 open beta starts August 17.

    Final Fantasy 14 will have an open beta period from August 17-19, Square Enix announced today. Those who pre-order will also get three days of early access.

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      August 8, 2013 10:03 AM

      I was hoping it was going to be FTP. I Almost pre-ordered it a few days ago.

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      August 9, 2013 4:41 PM

      I've been playing the closed beta and I love it. More than anything, it's the world, atmosphere, and focus on story that draw me in.

      I haven't been happy with the direction of the Final Fantasy series in general over the last decade-plus, and I have very little faith that FF15 will correct that when it finally comes out. The FFXIV rebuild, however, is a different story. Producer/Director Naoki Yoshida has done wonderful things with this game. He has brought a much-needed spirit of creativity, artistry (beyond the visual), and open-mindedness to the project. The result is that this is one of the best games Square Enix Japan has created in a long time.

      Many people discount it either because it's an MMO or because it shares a title with it's previous incarnation, which was a terribly flawed game. The name doesn't sound new, so it's easy to assume that you've seen this game before. That's too bad, because from what I've seen of Final Fantasy XV, FFXIV: A Realm Reborn sets a much better example of the creative direction Square needs to move in.