Final Fantasy XIV PS4 release date offically announced
posted on 01.26.14 at 10:21 PM EST by (@salromano)
See the U.S. box art and collector's edition.

Final Fantasy XIV

Following its announcement during the latest Letter from the Producer LIVE, Square Enix has sent out the official press release dating the PlayStation 4 version of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn for release on April 14.

Alongside the announcement, Square Enix revealed the game’s U.S. PlayStation 4 box art, as well as the contents of the collector’s edition.

The $79.99 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

Pre-orders for both editions include two in-game items—the Mog Cap & Cait Sith Doll minion—and the ability access the game early on April 11.

Existing players of Final Fantasy XIV who have a registerd copy of the collector’s edition, or who utilized the digital collector’s edition upgrade service, will automatically receive the Fat Chocobo Mount and Wind-Up Moogle minion items making their debut in the PlayStation 4 collector’s edition.

PlayStation 3 players of Final Fantasy XIV will be able to transfer their accounts to the PlayStation 4 version for free starting April 11. Once transferred, PlayStation 4 players will no longer be able to access the PlayStation 3 version. To play both versions, players must purchase the PlayStation 4 system version separately.

A public beta for the PlayStation 4 version will begin on February 22.

View the game’s final box art and collector’s edition at the gallery.

  • 罪罰

    What a shit boxart, the Japanese one is tribillions times better.

    • TheBlackRabbit

      The magician is god like though.

      • MogCakes

        Until they can’t spam fire anymore because of MP. Hyukhyuk

        • TheBlackRabbit

          Arn’t there….items for that?

          • MogCakes

            Yes. BLMs are known etherholics. Unfortunately they can’t drink them fast enough to keep up with constant Fire spam, so they have to chill out on occasion.

    • Elvick

      The art is awesome, but it certainly doesn’t make good boxart.

  • Pyrofrost

    That cover art is so bland :(

  • GhostNomad

    The PlayStation 4 version must also be purchased separately.

    So basically if you bought FFXIV from PSN, you still have to get a unique PS4 copy? Well damn. I bought it back when it was on sale for $10 so I wouldn’t have to get a full price copy later on >.>

    [EDIT] Sweet, it was just a misunderstanding. No need to spend more money :D

    • Gustavo

      Well, I’m not buying another copy. F*** you, Squenix.

      • GhostNomad

        Since I have to buy a new copy, I’ll wait until it drops in price, that’s for sure. Should give the game some time to iron out any issues it might have :P

  • Rikimaru

    I FUCKING READ FINAL FANTASY XV IM SO MAD RIGHT NOW

  • http://kougeru.tumblr.com/ Kougeru

    “PlayStation 3 players of Final Fantasy XIV will be able to
    transfer their accounts to the PlayStation 4 version for free starting
    April 11. Once transferred, PlayStation 4 players will no longer be able
    to access the PlayStation 3 version. The PlayStation 4 version must also
    be purchased separately.”

    This part makes no sense. The last sentence contradicts the first.

    • GhostNomad

      Makes perfect sense. You can transfer your account (characters) but you can’t use your PS3 game to play on the PS4.

      [EDIT] Disregard this, future readers! Article has been updated.

    • EspadaKiller

      It’s the account not the game that can be transferred over to the PS4 version. So if you want to play FFXIV on the PS4 you still have to purchase the PS4 version.

      • http://kougeru.tumblr.com/ Kougeru

        Thanks for clarifying…I was confused because they previously said it would be free to UPGRADE to the Ps4 version.

        http://www.craveonline.com/gaming/articles/566729-all-ffxiv-a-realm-reborn-ps3-owners-get-free-ps4-upgrade

        • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

          This was actually a misunderstanding on my part. Please see the updated post!

          • GhostNomad

            Thanks for clarifying Sal. Saved me at least $40 :P

          • http://kougeru.tumblr.com/ Kougeru

            Thanks for clearing that up! I might upgrade my account just for that fat chocobo…

  • bloodiOS

    I’m definitely getting that Collector’s Edition not just because it’s full of good stuffs but holy crap, I just can’t stand the cover art of the standard edition. Here’s hoping that it will be available to pre-order at Best Buy (and soon.)

    • Anime10121

      Agreed! Why oh why is the NA boxart full of so much SUCK :(

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      It’s a pretty nice CE. Basically the same as the PS3 CE. It just has new digital in game items.

  • PrinceHeir

    shame i don’t have a PS4 :(

    really surprised they announced it so fast and its coming along well!

    i wonder if i should buy the LE just for the goodies?

  • zakou

    Being forced to pay for Plus just to play online on PS4 was a bad move from Sony but we understood it and decided to support them.

    But now you are asking me to pay PS+ and FFXIV monthly fee? Sing me out, not going to pay 2 different montly payments to play a game thats online, not to mention my monthly internet fee.

    • Jorge Barbosa

      You dont need PS+ to Play ffxiv SE said that.

      • zakou

        Oh wow -_- this is very confusing… Now elder scrolls online doesn’t require ps+

        Very confusing indeed, unless they use one forumla and let all the MMORPGS? or MMO games to be PS+ free.

        Well this is a huge thing for me now, i might even consider this, Thanks for the heads up.

    • MogCakes

      I do believe you have been thoroughly debunked.

  • artemisthemp

    Best feature of PS4 version = You don’t need to transfer the picture of the PS4 to get them on Twitter/Facebook.

  • RSene

    PS3 owners will be able to get a copy of the PS4 version of the MMO free of charge, or they will be able only to change their user account for the PS4 version free or charge?

    • Jorge Barbosa

      You get the game for free. When you do that on ps4 you lost your access on ps3. Só a free upgrade!

      • RSene

        Will we get the game for free? What about the PS3 users who bought physical copies?

        • Jorge Barbosa

          You dont have a free game. They ofer you a free upgrade. If you want keep the PS3 version and play the PS4 as well you need to buy the PS4 version. You get a free update from PS3 to PS4

  • ayb_91

    Don’t mimic Vivi you dump !!

  • bloodiOS

    The standard edition is currently available for only $39.99 on Amazon (it’s $59.99 in other places.) This might be Amazon getting things mixed up so you might as well take advantage of it now before they change it back:

    http://www.amazon.com/Final-Fantasy-XIV-REALM-REBORN-PlayStation/dp/B00DCBDNW6/