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Final Fantasy 14 - Pre-Release Information - Beta Testing

Beta Testing

At E3 2009, Square Enix confirmed that Final Fantasy 14 would have an extended beta testing phase, with this period being much longer than that of Final Fantasy 11.

Square Enix hired users to partake in internal testing in June 2009, showing that the game had progressed to a level that it could e played Whilst they did not specified it is for FF14, one of the requirements are listed as Knowledge of MMORPG (Final Fantasy XI in particular), leading us to believe that FF14 was very near a playable stage at that time.

Beta Testing finished on the 19th September 2010

Beta testing finally came about as of 31st August 2010. This is not as long as we had hoped for initially, being only a mere month before the game is released, but any chance of playing it early is good news to us! Below is a quote from the email Square Enix sent out.

You can download the client directly from Square Enix here

In preparation for the official release of FINAL FANTASY XIV on September 30, 2010 and the early release on September 22, we will be starting an open beta test to help put the finishing touches on the game. We ask that all users who can participate in the open beta test apply from the following website.

  1. Access the following URL. http://entry.ffxiv.com/ * The page will become accessible starting at 19:00 on Aug. 31, 2010 (PDT).
     
  2. Log in with your Square Enix account and have a registration code issued. * Depending on the access status, we may temporarily suspend the issuance of registration code. If you cannot have registration code issued, we ask that you please wait a little while before trying again.
     
  3. Register the registration code you received by e-mail on the Square Enix Account Management System. Click "Select Service" from "Services and Options" on the left menu. Select "FINAL FANTASY XIV" from the services available and then "Add a service account." Enter the registration code you've been issued and proceed to the end of registration.
     
The Square Enix Account Management System: Link

As stated above, Open Beta Test requires a dedicated registration code and the login to Beta Test Site will become unavailable starting at 0:00 on Aug. 31, 2010 (PDT). Once the registration code is registered, you will be able to log in to Beta Test Site once again.

Transferring your Character Name from the Open Beta Test to the Commercial Release As long as the World you choose in the commercial release is the same as the World you chose in the open beta test, you will be able to transfer your character name. If you choose a different World for the commercial release, your character name will not be transferrable. For details, please refer to the beta test site.

To PlayStation 3 Version Applicants: This test phase will deal only with the Windows version of the software. Details regarding the test schedule for the PlayStation 3 version will be released by e-mail at a later date. If possible, we still ask and encourage you to take part in the testing on a Windows PC.

Note: ・The open beta test is being conducted on the Windows version of the game only. ・Latest news and notifications will be periodically posted on the forums of the tester site. ・The game to be tested is under development, and may differ from the commercial release. ・Please direct all inquiries regarding FINAL FANTASY XIV to the Square Enix Support Center ( Link ).

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