A couple of weeks ago back in 2012, we reported on Square Enix’s plans for the beta testing of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Now the good news is that if you wanted to get in on some beta action, it looks like the sign up page for EU has gone live. Of course signing up does not necessarily guarantee you a spot as according to the sign up page, there are some requirements that players must meet before even being considered for the beta.
For instance one of the requirements reads, “Players who met the Legacy campaign requirements can participate in the beta test starting from phase 1 and are not required to apply. However, we ask players who wish to participate in the PlayStation 3 beta test to apply for it,” while the other states that, “If you applied to be a PlayStation 3 beta tester for FFXIV Version 1.0 and were selected to test the Windows version instead, you need not apply again to test the PS3 version—your original application will be reconsidered when we start selecting PS3 testers. However, if you wish to be considered as a Windows PC tester, we ask that you apply specifically for that.”
In any case for those who missed our previous report, the Windows beta is expected to begin sometime in February 2013, while the PlayStation 3 beta will begin a few months later. Assuming everything goes according to plan, Square Enix is looking to release FFXIV: A Realm Reborn in 2013 as well. In the meantime a prologue video has been released, so check it out in the video above.