Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Beta Schedule Revealed
Square Enix's Final Fantasy XIV will return
and start an all-new journey approximately in February 2013. The developer has released
a beta roadmap to outline their plans.
In early January 2013, a beta test application site will be opened to allow players apply for A Realm Reborn's beta testing. There will be 4 phases of beta testing and the first phase is slated for mid-February and will focus on "core systems rebalancing". The beta for FFXIV's PS3 version won't start until phase 3, the time the global beta starts. Phase 4 will be open beta without NDA, and it will last for 1 or 2 weeks, according to Square Enix.
The developer also noted that the schedule is subject to change so stay tuned for Square's announcement and the upcoming beta application site.