Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn finally has a confirmed release date in North America, and that would be April 14th. For those looking to get involved in the Final Fantasy MMO a bit earlier, a beta program is set to launch on February 22nd.
The base game will set players back $39.99, which includes 30 days free access to the service. Afterwards, a monthly subscription is required, which starts at $12.99. Square Enix also announced a Collector's Edition via their official storefront which includes a whole lot of extras and some snazzy packaging for $79.99 (or $59.99 digitally, minus the physical items obviously).
Check out some of the packaging and read on for additional details.
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn PS4 packaging:
Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX interactive entertainment products in the Americas, today announced that the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system version of FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn will be released on April 14, 2014 with official service beginning on the same day.
FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn on PlayStation 4 system will be available in either a Standard Edition or Collector’s Edition with pre-orders for both starting January 27. Pre-orders for either edition will include two in-game items (Mog Cap & Cait Sith Doll minion) and the ability to participate in Early Access starting on April 11. The limited Collector’s Edition comes packaged with an art book, music CD, art cards, a themed security token, and several special in-game bonus items.
Existing players who have registered a copy of the FINAL FANTASY XIV Collector’s Edition or FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Collector’s Edition, or who utilized the digital Collector’s Edition upgrade service, will automatically receive the two new in-game items (Fat Chocobo Mount & Wind-up Moogle minion) that are making their debut in the new PlayStation 4 system Collector’s Edition for free.
FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn PlayStation 4 system Collector’s Edition Includes:
- Special box featuring artwork by Yoshitaka Amano
- Art Book – The Art of Eorzea: A Realm Reimagined
- Special Soundtrack -The Sounds of Eorzea-
- Seventh Umbral Era Special Movie Content Disc – The Waning of the Sixth Sun
- Art Card Set
- Themed Security Token
- In-Game Items – Coeurl Mount, Behemoth Barding, Baby Behemoth minion, Helm of Light, Fat Chocobo Mount and Wind-up Moogle minion
PlayStation 4 system owners will be able to join the FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Beta Test at no charge starting on February 22. Players who own the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system version of FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn will be able to transfer their accounts to the PlayStation 4 system version for free starting April 11. Once transferred, PlayStation 4 system players will no longer be able to access the PlayStation 3 system version. To play both versions, a player must purchase the PlayStation 4 system version separately. Additional account transfer details will be announced at a later date.
FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Standard Edition for the PlayStation 4 system will be available for $39.99. FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Collector’s Edition for the PlayStation 4 system will be available exclusively on the Square Enix Online Store for $79.99. A digital version of the FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Collector’s Edition will be available for $59.99 through the PlayStation Network. PlayStation 3 system and PlayStation 4 system Standard Edition owners can also choose to upgrade to a digital Collector’s Edition to receive the in-game items through the FINAL FANTASY XIV Account Management System, Mog Station. A free 30-day trial is included for new accounts, with monthly subscriptions starting at $12.99.
FINAL FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn is rated T (Teen). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings.