Final Fantasy XIV PS4 beta phase two live
posted on 04.04.14 at 09:55 AM EST by (@salromano)
Full game out next Monday, April 14.

Final Fantasy XIV

The second phase of the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn beta is now live on PlayStation 4, Square Enix announced.

Phase two runs on live game servers, meaning you’ll be able to play together with PlayStation 3 and PC users, use existing characters, and any new characters you create can be transferred to the the official service when the game launches for PlayStation 4 on Monday, April 14.

Download the new beta client at the PlayStation Store.

  • RedWolfe

    I really hope they adjusted the overall font size. That was probably my only gripe from my time in the ps4 beta.

    • rurifan

      They were super small. I had to get up and stand in front of a 55″ tv fairly often to read stuff.

    • Zackasaur

      I have read that they were always planning on changing that. The first beta just borrowed text assets from the PC version.

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      You can change it. You should be able to in the final PS4 version at least.

  • Zackasaur

    That link isn’t working for me… And I can’t find the beta manually on the PS4 store.

    :/

    I never did delete the old beta client. lol

    • Zackasaur

      Well, I was able to manually search for it on the mobile PS Store and then download it to my PS4 that way. c:

      • rurifan

        I’m downloading the new client … again … after accidently deleting it. While trying to quit afer the launcher update.

        Awesome. -_-

        • Zackasaur

          Ouch, that sucks. :c

          Let me know which server you join. Maybe I’ll join you.

  • Adol Christin

    I’ve been waiting for the 2nd phase. Btw ,you can pick between 1080p and 720p resolution.

    [MMORPG like Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, that runs with unlocked frame rate (capped at 60 as the upper limit). In normal conditions it runs butter-smooth, but MMORPGs can have situation in which over a hundred highly detailed characters are displayed together on screen, which bogs the frame rate down even on most gaming PCs.]
    http://www.dualshockers.com/2014/04/04/final-fantasy-xiv-ps4-version-lets-you-choose-1080p-and-720p-native-resolution-screenshots-compared/

    • rurifan

      When I played the PS4 beta it was never anywhere close to 60fps except one spot standing between two large rocks with nothing else visible. Most of the time it seemed to be slightly below 30fps.

      • Zackasaur

        I was up to 60 quite a few times, and never once below 30.

        • rurifan

          Are you sure you know what 60fps looks like? I’m not trying to be offensive, but I have trouble believing there is such a huge performance difference with us both running on PS4.

          • Zackasaur

            Quite certain, yes.

            Perhaps it has to do with group sizes, time of day, city vs. outdoors… Our gameplay experiences may be different enough to affect our fps experiences.

            • rurifan

              I noticed the forest area city and surrounding areas had a generally higher frame rate than the Ul’dar or whatever that I started in. But neither got close to 60fps.

              • Zackasaur

                Well, I was a lancer in the forest city. Yeah, I’ve also forgotten the name.

                It certainly compares to the 60fps reported by Fraps on my gaming PC.

              • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                It’s common to dip FPS wise in cities in MMORPGs. With all the other players and stuff.

                • rurifan

                  Yeah, it chugged pretty hard in Ul’dar. But I never witnessed this fabulous 60fps even by myself outside. Hopefully the final PS4 client is better.

                  • Bobby Jennings

                    Agreed. I didn’t see much of 60fps at all when playing the last beta. I don’t know if it’s much different in this one.

                    • rurifan

                      Final version is noticably smoother in Ul’dah, but fluctuates a lot.

                  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                    That sounds odd. It should be quite smooth in the final version.

        • Skerj

          Yeah I noticed it was around 60 usually in the cities, outside was another story.

      • Ultimasamune

        Not sure why but I lol’d at this.

  • Zackasaur

    Add Darth_Xehanort and message me if you decide to join the Ultros server!

    • MogCakes

      LOL that’s you? You’re quite the CT antic :P