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FFXIV Online beta "starting soon"

Hiromichi Tanaka has told Eurogamer that the Final Fantasy XIV Online beta test "will be starting soon".

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MechaGear2729d ago

Hopefully will get my notification then on monday.

dangert122729d ago (Edited 2729d ago )

will psn+ get me in this :)

Edit: oh come on sony =(

MechaGear2729d ago

This is still a PC only beta. PS3 will supposedly be joining in later.

ALFAxD_CENTAURO2729d ago (Edited 2729d ago )

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.

Ryudo2729d ago

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.

ALFAxD_CENTAURO2729d ago (Edited 2729d ago )

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.

LtSkittles2729d ago (Edited 2729d ago )

"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.

bobcostus2729d ago

@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.

LtSkittles2729d ago

I was just explaining the difference to ALFAxD_CENTAURO

but good to know.

rob60212728d ago

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.

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Arnon2729d ago

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.

waltyftm2729d ago

AAAWWWwwwwwww, Got my hopes up for an Email, Done dirty deeds dirt cheap for a special code for ps3, Soon maybe soon.

zuesholmes2729d ago

This is the game im most excited about.

tdrules2729d ago

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.

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