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Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Dungeon Video, Beta Roadmap Posted

posted on 2012-12-27 11:30 EST by Lynzee Lamb
Light Party runs through Tam-Tara Deepcroft dungeon; Phase I beta to begin in mid-February

The official YouTube channel for Final Fantasy XIV began streaming a 5-minute gameplay video for the alpha version of the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn update of the massive multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG) on Wednesday. The video shows members of "The Light Party" as the run through the Tam-Tara Deepcroft dungeon.

Square Enix also released its four-phase beta testing plan on Wednesday. The beta testing will begin in mid-February with a second beta test for the PlayStation 3 version of the game to follow at a later date.

Square Enix released the following details:

Phase I

  • Lasts 2-4 weeks
  • Closed beta/NDA in place
  • Between 5 and 10 Worlds will be available.
  • All races and genders will be playable.
  • Certain customization options will be unavailable until phase III.
  • The level cap will be set to 35.
  • Eorzea time implemented (morning, afternoon, evening, night, etc.)
  • Part of the main scenario, sidequests, class quests dungeons available.
  • Note: Phase I characters will be deleted at the start of phase II.

Phase II

  • Lasts 1-3 weeks
  • Closed beta/NDA in place
  • Between 10 and 15 Worlds will be available.
  • All races and genders will be playable.
  • Certain customization options will be unavailable until phase III.
  • The level cap will be set to 35.
  • Gamepad control will be implemented.
  • Grand Companies/Grand Company exchange items, Private Chocobos.
  • Chocobo raising unavailable. Additional Full Active Time Events/class quests.
  • Note: Phase II characters will be deleted at the start of phase III.

Phase III

  • Lasts 1-3 weeks
  • Closed beta/NDA in place
  • PlayStation 3 beta test begins
  • Data centers now in Japan and overseas (previously only in Japan).
  • More than 20 Worlds will be available.
  • All character customization options will be available.
  • The level cap will be set to 35 or above (TBD).
  • Version 1.0 characters can be used.
  • All FFXIV service account holders qualify as testers in phase 3.
  • Overseas data center stress-testing and performance optimization.
  • Note: Phase III characters will be deleted at the start of phase IV.

Phase IV

  • Open beta/NDA lifted
  • Duration: 1–2 weeks
  • The PlayStation 3 version will be available.
  • Characters created in Phase IV will carry over to the official release.
  • More than 20 Worlds will be available.
  • All character customization options will be available.
  • Version 1.0 characters can be used.
    • The former incarnation of Final Fantasy XIV went offline on November 11 with plans to migrate players over to the new game.

      [Via Siliconera]


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