Final Fantasy 14 PS5 Open Beta Coming Later This Month
The PS5 Open Beta of Final Fantasy 14 will land on the next-gen console on April 13.
Revealed in a tweet from the official Final Fantasy 14 account on Twitter, the PS5 Open Beta for the popular MMO will coincide with the launch of Patch 5.5.
The #FFXIV PS5 version open beta test begins Tuesday, April 13 alongside the release of Patch 5.5!
— FINAL FANTASY XIV (@FF_XIV_EN) April 1, 2021
You can check out all the details on how to participate in the beta on the official Final Fantasy 14 website. PS5-exclusive benefits include “greatly increased frame rates, true 4K resolution, 3D Audio and haptic feedback.”
Those who own the physical edition of Final Fantasy 14 on PlayStation 4 can upgrade by heading to the PlayStation Store and downloading the “FINAL FANTASY XIV PS5 Upgrade Edition (Beta Version)”. Those who own the digital edition of the game can upgrade directly from their game library. If you’re a PS5 player new to Final Fantasy 14, all you have to do is download the “FINAL FANTASY XIV Free Trial” from the PlayStation Store if you wish to try it out.
The official service start date for the PlayStation 5 version of the game will be announced on the lodestone, and determined “based on the progress of the open beta test.” Square Enix also notes that all data from the beta will be transferred to the full version of the game. In other FF14 news, here’s Director Naoki Yoshida reflecting on the MMO reaching its first major ending with Endwalker.
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