Many fans of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn have been eagerly waiting for an announcement on the start date of the open beta, and looks like the wait is almost over.
During a test livestream for tomorrow’s Letter from the Producer Live broadcast the development team mentioned that the beginning date of the open beta will also be announced tomorrow during the event.
If you’re eager to hear about the day in which the gates to Eorzea will open again, you can tune in on Youtube or Twitch at the usual ungodly hour (5 AM PDT) and hear the announcement yourself, provided that you can understand Japanese. If you can’t, don’t worry, because I’m going to tell you as soon as I hear it. Of course you can expect the usual extensive coverage of the livestream as well.
Notably, all progression achieved during the open beta and the following early access will be carried over (short of unforeseeable problems) to the released game, so you can pretty much consider the upcoming beta phase as a soft release in which you can already start leveling your character up.