Final Fantasy XIV Launches on PlayStation 4 in April

Square Enix confirms the PlayStation 4 release date for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn for April 14th, 2014.

PlayStation 4 (PS4) players can begin their adventure in Eorzea this April as Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (FFXIV) makes its way to the console. Square Enix recently announced the news along with a slew of new details in Naoki YoshidaÂ’s latest Live Letter from the Producer. Pre-orders for the PlayStation 4 version of the MMORPG will open today with the official worldwide launch set for April 17th, 2014.

FFXIV PS4 pre-orders are available today and come in three pre-order flavors: Standard Edition ($39.99), Digital CollectorÂ’s Edition ($59.99), and CollectorÂ’s Edition ($79.99). The Standard version comes with the base game while the CollectorÂ’s Edition includes a number of additional items that include an art book, music CD, art cards, a themed security token, and several other in-game bonus items. The Digital CollectorÂ’s Edition version will be added as an option on the PlayStation Store later.

Pre-orders also come with Mog Cap & Cait Sith Doll minion bonus items as well as early access starting on April 11th. Additionally, players that have previously registered a copy FFXIV CollectorÂ’s Edition, FFXIV: A Realm Reborn CollectorÂ’s Edition, or utilized the digital CollectorÂ’s Edition upgrade service will also receive Fat Chocobo Mount & Wind-up Moogle minion.

Prior to the PS4 launch, FFXIV players can also expect the next major content update, 2.2: Through the Maelstrom, to arrive in March. You can learn more about the upcoming 2.2 update and more in the Q&A posting from the latest Live Letter from the Producer.

PS4 owners will have the chance to join the FFXIV closed beta starting on February 22nd, 2014 at no charge. PlayStation 3 players can also opt to upgrade their game version and transfer their characters over on April 11th as part of early access.

Source: FFXIV Forums, Square Enix Press Release

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