Today I received an email from Square Enix announcing the start of Final Fantasy XIV open beta testing. I quote the following from the email I recieved
Final Fantasy XIV OPEN BETA
In preparation for the official release of FINAL FANTASY XIV on September 30, 2010 and the early release on September 22, we will be starting an open beta test to help put the finishing touches on the game. We ask that all users who can participate in the open beta test apply from the following website.
1.Access the following URL.
* The page will become accessible starting at 19:00 on Aug. 31, 2010.
2.Log in with your Square Enix account and have a registration code issued.
* Depending on the access status, we may temporarily suspend the issuance of registration code. If you cannot have registration code issued, we ask that you please wait a little while before trying again.
3.Register the registration code you received by e-mail on the Square Enix Account Management System.
Click “Select Service” from “Services and Options” on the left menu. Select “FINAL FANTASY XIV” from the services available and then “Add a service account.” Enter the registration code you’ve been issued and proceed to the end of registration.
The Square Enix Account Management System: https://secure.square-enix.com/account/
– Client Software Used in the Open Beta Test
The installer for the open beta test’s client software can be downloaded from the following website.
*If you have already downloaded the client software for the closed beta test, there is no need to download the installer.
– Transferring your Character Name from the Open Beta Test to the Commercial Release
As long as the World you choose in the commercial release is the same as the World you chose in the open beta test, you will be able to transfer your character name. If you choose a different World for the commercial release, your character name will not be transferrable. For details, please refer to the beta test site.
– To PlayStation 3 Version Applicants:
This test phase will deal only with the Windows version of the software. Details regarding the test schedule for the PlayStation 3 version will be released by e-mail at a later date. If possible, we still ask and encourage you to take part in the testing on a Windows PC.
・The open beta test is being conducted on the Windows version of the game only.
・Latest news and notifications will be periodically posted on the forums of the tester site.
・The game to be tested is under development, and may differ from the commercial release.
・Please direct all inquiries regarding FINAL FANTASY XIV to the Square Enix Support Center ( http://support.na.square-enix.com/ffxiv/ ).
The Game Will officially be released on The end of september, that gives us a month to enjoy FFXIV for free!
This is a beta test, so I encourage you to find some beta tester spirit and use it, you must find AND report bugs to developers