[UPDATE 9.1.10] Now the beta has been rescheduled to start tonight as of 7 p.m. PDT. I’m hoping it actually happens this time!
[Earlier] With the looming release of Final Fantasy XIV only a month away and knowing that my system can handle its hefty requirements, it was with great excitement that I heard the news late last week that an open beta test was on the horizon. In fact, it was scheduled to begin today, and I even started my morning looking at an e-mail reminding me to sign up.
But alas, upon making my way to the site to begin the pre-installation process, it was with great sadness that I saw the news. The FFXIV open beta test has been postponed because of “critical bugs,” and a new schedule for testing has yet to be released. I’m hoping, and I’m sure I’m not the only one, that it’s not too long until we find out. After all, the game’s release is coming soon — and hopefully that won’t get pushed back.
In the meantime, we can satisfy our cravings for Final Fantasy goodness by watching the latest trailer (including theme song), also released late last week with the initial announcement of the open beta.
Final Fantasy XIV Open Beta Testing Delayed
FINAL FANTASY XIV Open Beta Test, which is scheduled to begin at 19:00 (PDT) on Aug. 31, 2010, will be postponed due to a confirmation of critical bugs. New schedule will be releaseｄ at a later date.
Along with the postponement of FINAL FANTASY XIV Open Beta Test, the issuing of registration code for FINAL FANTASY XIV Open Beta Test will be postponed as well. With the download of client software’s installer, it will be suspended at 19:00 (PDT) on Aug. 31, 2010.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
That version of the announcement is taken from the from the official North American website, but the delays seem to be throughout all regions. Let’s hope that the Square Enix team is able to work through whatever issues are plaguing the beta.