Final Fantasy 14 goes into open beta on PS5 later this month

The open beta for Final Fantasy 14 on PlayStation 5 will be held later this month.

Final Fantasy 14 will go into open beta on PS5 April 13 alongside the release of Patch 5.5.

Those who are currently playing on PS4 will be able to use their existing characters and game data during the test.

Players can expect faster loading times, increased frame rates, true 4K resolution, 3D audio, and haptic feedback.

Timing of the start of the official launch for the PS5 version will be determined based on the progress of the open beta and will begin immediately upon conclusion of the test. All game data from the beta will be transferred to the full version of the game, and redownloading the game for PS5 will not be necessary.

The start of official service will be announced on the Lodestone. Additionally, in the event maintenance is to take place at the conclusion of the open beta, the maintenance schedule will be announced separately.

Here’s how to participate in the beta:

  • On your PS5, sign in with the PlayStation Network account you are using to play the PS4 version.
  • Hit up the PlayStation Store and navigate to the Final Fantasy 14 store page.
  • Once on the store page, press the […] button and select “Final Fantasy PS5 Upgrade Edition (Beta Version)” to begin the download. A game disc is not required when using this download version.
  • When the download is complete, launch the game from the game screen.
  • You will have access to the same game content as you do on the PS4 version

For PS4 digital download users, you can upgrade directly to the PS5 without visiting the PlayStation Store first.

  • On your PS5, sign in with the PlayStation Network account you are using to play the PS4 version.
  • Select “Final Fantasy 14” from the Game Library menu.
  • Select the “PS5 Upgrade Edition (Beta Version)” icon on the right side of the game screen.
  • On the store page, press the […] button and select “Final Fantasy 14 PS5 Upgrade Edition (Beta Version)” to begin the download.
  • Once the download is complete, launch the PS5 version from the game screen.
  • You will have access to the same game content as you do on the PS4 version.

If you are new to the game, follow these instructions:

  • Visit the PlayStation Store on your PS5 and head to the Final Fantasy 14 store page.
  • Once there, press the […] button and select “Final Fantasy 14 Free Trial” to download the Free Trial client.
  • When the download is complete, launch the PS5 version of the game from the game screen.
  • You will be able to play the same game content that is available to free trial accounts.

Back in February, Square Enix unveiled the upcoming expansion for Final Fantasy 14 titled Endwalker and also announced the game was coming to PS5.

Scheduled to release fall 2021 for Mac, PC, PS4, and PS5, Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker features the climax of Hydaelyn and Zodiark story. In the expansion, the Warriors of Light will encounter a great calamity as they travel to the far reaches of Hydaelyn and to the moon. This will bring the story-arc started with A Realm Reborn to a conclusion, but Endwalker sets the stage for new adventures.

If you are interested in the expansion, you should check out our interview with FF14 producer and director Naoki Yoshida.

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