Square Enix's newest MMO will make its way onto Sony's newest console next year
Square Enix has been getting ready to relaunch their newly redesigned second MMO, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, with the release date of August 27th fast approaching. Fans of the series have probably already picked out whether they'll be going the PC route or if they'd rather use a PlayStation 3, but what about that other Sony console that might have been mentioned in the news a bit the last couple days? Square Enix has confirmed at E3 that FFXIV:ARR will be available for PlayStation 4 users and is slated for release in 2014.
If you're one of those people who was looking at the PS3 version of FFXIV yet were also planning on buying a PS4, Square Enix is currently talking to Sony Computer Entertainment to ensure that players who purchase the PS3 version of the game will be able to smoothly transition their game accounts to the PS4 version when it's released next year. As for whether that means you'll just download the PS4 client and be done with it or it means you need to purchase a PS4 version to keep playing, we'll have to wait until more information is available. A new trailer was also shown today and has been embeded below, showing scenes from the remodeled Eorzea, some snippets of story, as well as updated gameplay.
If you'd like to know more about what exactly makes this redesign of FFXIV qualify as being "Reborn", head on over to their website to find out more. While you're there, you can also sign up for their beta, be it as a PC user, a PS3 user, or both if you'd prefer. No option for PS4 though, so no pre-emptive registering for beta while waiting for your preorder to show up.
Michael "Ragar" Branham