In a surprising move, not only did Square Enix tip when the PS4 beta would start, but they also announced some GREAT pricing for current PS3 players wishing to upgrade to the PS4.
Great news has been coming out of the Square Enix camp today for those of you planning on jumping from PS3 versions of FFXIV to PS4 versions upon release. First, you now have a beta date! If you’re currently playing FFXIV on the PS3 you’ll be able to take part in the PS4 beta testing starting on February 22nd, 2014. Some of you gaming masters out there probably recognize this date already as it will be the day the system launches in Japan.
As if that news wasn’t awesome enough on its own, the press release also contained a few details about pricing for the PS4 if you currently play on the PS3. Well, let me just let the press release speak for itself here:
“Furthermore, those who are currently playing the PS3 version of FFXIV: ARR will not have to re-buy the game on PS4 and will be able to transition to playing on PS4 at no additional cost. They will even be able to carry over their character data and continue playing on the new platform.”
Yep, you read that right and if you had plans to upgrade this is fantastic news for you. Grab your characters, slide over to the new system and go!
A February beta is certainly an earlier date than many were probably considering when the PS4 version of the MMORPG was announced which jives perfectly with predictions Yoshi-P made about users being surprised by how fast the PS4 version would come out.
We’ll keep you in the know about beta clients and availability when we creep on over into 2014 in just a few short months!