- An Xbox Wire post incorrectly claimed that Final Fantasy 14’s Xbox Series X|S open beta is live, leading Xbox to backtrack and explain that an error had been made.
- Xbox apologized for any confusion the post caused and promised a follow-up with the correct release date for the open beta at a later date.
- The open beta will allow Xbox fans to play the MMORPG on their preferred platform and carry over progress to the full release.
A new Xbox Wire post announced that the Final Fantasy 14 open beta for Xbox Series X|S is live, but Xbox quickly backtracked and provided some clarification. The Final Fantasy 14 open beta is not ready yet for Xbox, as the company reveals that an error was made while sharing the news.
Final Fantasy 14 Fan Festival 2023 was a memorable event this past July, with the announcement of the Xbox Series X|S version and the new Dawntrail expansion taking fans by surprise. At the time, Xbox and Square Enix revealed their plans to release the new Xbox version in spring 2024 with cross-play, allowing Xbox fans to play in one shared ecosystem with PlayStation and PC players. An open beta for the Xbox version was also confirmed at last year’s event. During Fan Festival 2024 Tokyo, game producer Naoki Yoshida announced that the development team is planning to launch the open b”eta in February.
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A new Xbox Wire post covering the supposed launch of the Final Fantasy 14 open beta was taken down just one hour after it was published, according to IGN. After the post was taken down, the official Xbox Wire Twitter account revealed that it had incorrectly posted news about the Final Fantasy 14 open beta. Xbox Wire promises a “follow-up” with the correct release date coming at a later date. The team at Xbox Wire also apologized for any confusion caused by the post, as speculation regarding a release date for the open beta picked up on Twitter.
Before its removal, the Xbox Wire post revealed that Final Fantasy 14 would support up to 4K on Xbox Series X. Details regarding performance settings and the game’s resolution on Xbox Series S were not revealed, however. Similarly to Final Fantasy 14’s PS5 beta from 2021, Xbox gamers may carry over their progress from the open beta to the full release once available this spring.
Although the error caused some disappointment for Xbox fans, many others on social media are still excited about the upcoming Xbox Series X|S version. The Final Fantasy 14 open beta will help Square Enix pinpoint any lingering issues regarding the new Xbox version while giving Xbox fans the opportunity to finally play the MMORPG on their preferred platform. If Square Enix’s plans continue unabated, the open beta will be available in just a month’s time.
After the Xbox version is available, Square Enix will release the Final Fantasy 14: Dawntrail expansion in summer 2024. This new expansion marks the beginning of a new saga for Final Fantasy 14, with players embarking on an expedition to Tural. Tural is often referred to as “The New World” in Final Fantasy 14’s lore.
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