Updated Wed, Jun 12, 2013 by Martuk
Square Enix today announced at E3 2013 that the upcoming A Realm Reborn revamp to the Final Fantasy XIV MMORPG will be making its way to PlayStation 4 in 2014. While the title will first arrive for the PlayStation 3 in August, Square Enix is already negotiating with Sony to make sure that players that purchase the game for the PlayStation 3 console will be able to smoothly transition to the PlayStation 4 when the game goes live.
The PlayStation 3 and PC version of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn are scheduled to enter its third phase of beta testing on Friday, June 14th with a global release on both platforms on August 27th, 2013.
Stay tuned to Ten Ton Hammer for more news on Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn and much more as our E3 2013 coverage continues.
PlayStation®3 System Players Will Be Able to Continue their Adventures on Sony’s Next Generation Console
LOS ANGELES (June 11, 2013)– Square Enix Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, today announced that FINAL FANTASY® XIV: A Realm Reborn™ is in development for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and is due to release in 2014.
We are currently in talks with Sony Computer Entertainment to ensure that players who purchase the PlayStation®3 version of the game will be able to smoothly transition their game accounts to the PS4™ version upon its release.
“The heart of everything we’re working towards is enabling players and their friends to experience their own rich Final Fantasy adventure,” said Naoki Yoshida, Producer & Director. ”The deeply integrated social capabilities of the PS4 will make it a natural home for FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn. The team and I are thrilled to continue our adventure on the next generation gaming platform, and we hope that you’ll join us!”
The PlayStation®3 system and Windows PC versions will enter the third phase of beta testing on Friday, June 14th, and are due for global release on August 27th. A free 30-day trial is also included for new accounts, with monthly subscriptions starting at $12.99.
Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) visitors are invited to demo FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn at the Square Enix booth (South Hall #1647).
FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn will be available for the $39.99 on the PlayStation®3 system and $29.99 for Windows PC. The Collector’s Edition will be available for $79.99 on the PlayStation®3 system and the PC version will be sold exclusively at the Square Enix Online Store for $69.99. FINAL FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn is rated T (Teen). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings.
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About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix Group. The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 100 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 61 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at http://www.na.square-enix.com.