So a number of us are already playing Final Fantasy XIV on PC and PlayStation 3, but the strong few - like USgamer reader Shinta - are waiting it out for the PlayStation 4 version. But what exactly will the FFXIV PS4 will be ?
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is hitting the PlayStation 4 on April 14, 2014, but you don't have to wait until then to get a glimpse of the fantasy game on the console. Square Enix has released a number of new screenshots highlighting this version along with the official PS4 trailer. Additionally, Producer Naoki Yoshida shares his experience with developing the console version in another video entitled "PS4 Conversations with Creators."
If you own a PS4 and you'd like to test the game out, you can join A Realm Reborn's beta for free. The first phase is currently scheduled for February 22nd through March 3, 2014, and the second test will be April 4 though April 7, 2014. On April 11th, all players who own the game on PS3 will be able to transfer their accounts for free.
Speaking of generosity, PlayStation 4 users won't need PlayStation Plus to access Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn. Just as you can already play the same character on PC and PS3 as long as you have each version of the game, you'll also be able to use your same characters on the PS4. There will be one subscription price for all platforms, and Playstation 3 users can even upgrade to the PlayStation 4 version for free. Isn't that nice?