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.
Enter the realm of Eorzea with players from around the world in FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn for PlayStation 4. FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC that invites you to explore the realm of Eorzea with friends from around the world. Form a party and adventure with a multitude of players from across the globe. Forge friendships, mount chocobos, and board airships as you and your companions create your own unique stories in Eorzea. Set out alone of enlist the aid of friends as you undertake epic quests, battle familiar FINAL FANTASY monsters, and acquire unique abilities and equipment. All the classic elements from the series that you have come to know and love are waiting! Embark of the adventure of a lifetime to help reforge the fate of Eorzea!