Yesterday we reported that Square Enix announced that PS4 users won’t need to “apply beforehand” for the beta of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, but the wording was very vague, so we contacted the publisher for a clarification.
We got word back from Senior PR Manager David Yang, that gave us some news that will probably pique the attention of those that already have a PS4 or plan to buy one soon: Every single PS4 user will be granted access to the PS4 beta of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, whether they have an existing account for the game or not. He also clarified that the floodgates will open for everyone as soon as the beta will start (on February 22nd), differently from what happened with the PC and PS3 betas, that allowed only a small number of players in the game for the first few phases.
Apparently Square Enix is definitely confident in the quality of the PS4 version of the game, enough to let everyone into the beta right from the start. Not only this will definitely expose the game to a large number of new players, but it will definitely bolster the Japanese launch line-up for the PS4.
It’s worth mentioning that, as we previously reported, PlayStation Plus won’t be required to play Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn on PS4, so if you have a PS4 or will get one before February 22nd, there’ll be nothing preventing you from trying the game for free at least for the duration of the beta.