Hiromichi Tanaka has told Eurogamer that the Final Fantasy XIV Online beta test "will be starting soon".
Hopefully will get my notification then on monday.
will psn+ get me in this :) Edit: oh come on sony =(
This is still a PC only beta. PS3 will supposedly be joining in later.
I don't know why people get confused between PS Plus and PSN. Is an Upgrade service, and that is the difference, is not a service charging for what you already can do in the Free PSN. I'm sure if there was a PSN Plus, will take the services from the normal PSN and makes you to pay to play online or charge to download demos or anything else. But the PS Plus would be a good addition if there was F2P service for MMO Games.
Man I can't wait I hear servers are going to be joint though which is a little saddening. I was hoping SE would release a PS3 only server, simply because so many MMO's are ruined through the use of bots. Imagine if there where PS3 only servers there wouldn't hardly be any cases of gold farmers or botters cheating because trying to code a bot to run on the PS3 would simply be to hard for most if not all to handle. I also hear if you buy the PS3 version of the game and download the PC client you can use your account on both the PS3 and PC, a little insider tip for you all.
Yeah, that is one of the choices you can get when 2 Platforms join the same servers, use the same account for both platforms. And you are right about the Hacks and Bots and all the crap from MMO Games, could be not good for PS3 Players, so if Square Enix will do this, which I doubt it, they need to design a protection and better security. But I doubt SE will merge both Platforms. Also, DC Universe Online could have the same thing, PS3 and PC in the same servers. But still the developers are undecided. Also Portal 2 along with MAC and PC. And I don't know about The Agency, they didn't said nothing about merge PS3 or PC.
"Yeah, that is one of the choices you can get when 2 Platforms join the same servers, use the same account for both platforms. And you are right about the Hacks and Bots and all the crap from MMO Games, could be not good for PS3 Players, so if Square Enix will do this, which I doubt it, they need to design a protection and better security. But I doubt SE will merge both Platforms. Also, DC Universe Online could have the same thing, PS3 and PC in the same servers. But still the developers are undecided. Also Portal 2 along with MAC and PC. And I don't know about The Agency, they didn't said nothing about merge PS3 or PC." The thing is though I think Square has more of say then the people who developing DC Universe, and the Agency, because they're not publishing, and think that's why they don't have the authority to say that cross platform play is going to happen. Valve is both developing, and publishing Portal 2 for the PS3, PC, and Mac, so I would think they would have the right to say whether, or not it has cross-platform play. Also the people working on the Agency said they were thinking about, but they don't have the right to say if it will be in there, or not.
@Lt_Skittles It was confirmed a long LONG time ago that FFXIV had cross-platform servers, meaning PS3 and PC are merged. Just like FFXI with PS2, PC, and Xbox 360.
I was just explaining the difference to ALFAxD_CENTAURO but good to know.
Had a lot of friends that play on PC, so It would suck to separate the servers.. Although you're right on the botting/cheating, which is primarily PC side only. Would be nice to play without cheaters, or PC players with add on utilities.
For Ps3 I hope
can't wait for ps3 beta:):)
This is a PC only beta. The PS3 will probably come in later down the line, but I don't expect it for a few months.
AAAWWWwwwwwww, Got my hopes up for an Email, Done dirty deeds dirt cheap for a special code for ps3, Soon maybe soon.
This is the game im most excited about.
The reason the beta is on PC is to test for different hardware. Since 06, PC hardware has got much faster and different, whereas the PS3 is exactly the same in terms of innards.
I want in so bad. This game is going to consume my soul.
hmm, idk about this game, guess ill wait to try it
Hopefully I get a key for the beta
lets see its almost July so about 6 months till the end of the year. In my opinion they should use those 6 months for beta and iron out as many bugs and make as many balance fixes as possible and then maybe an early February release. Don't need the same problems so many other MMO's have by having brief betas and then terrible releases
If i dont get a code and one of you lucky chaps get a code...ill be glad to paypal you for it... ;)
So when he says this does he mean the OPEN beta?
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