Final Fantasy 14’s PS5 Version Open Beta Begins in April 2021

Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy 14’s PS5 version will go into Open Beta on April 13, 2021, and will feature 4K resolution support, faster loading times, and “significantly improved frame rate.”

There will be two modes – one for resolution and one for framerate – and it will be released on the same day as Patch 5.5.

Players who have a Final Fantasy 14 service account that has a registered license for the PlayStation 4 version will be able to download and play the PS5 Upgrade Edition at no extra cost.

Final Fantasy 14 is available on PS5 via backward compatibility, but this version will be fully optimized for Sony’s latest console.

The PS5 version of Final Fantasy 14 was announced alongside the reveal of the latest expansion, Endwalker, that will be released in Fall 2021.

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Not only will Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker take players to the moon, it will also bring to a close the story that began with A Realm Reborn.

There will also be two new jobs, including a healer job called Sage, a level cap raise from 80 to 90, and “massive new areas” waiting to be explored like the imperial capital of Garlemald, Thavnair, and the city of Radz-at-Han.

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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.

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