Final Fantasy XIV beta postponed due to 'critical bugs'

This morning we began downloading the client and patches in preparation for tonight’s open beta test of Final Fantasy XIV. We waited, and waited, and after waiting on one of the smaller patches for over three hours, we finally figured out the problem: the Final Fantasy XIV open beta test has been indefinitely postponed. Balls.

Above: This can’t possibly tide you over until the beta starts to happen, but it sure is nice to look at.

From the official website:

”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.”

Above: Damn this blast shield, I can't see anything... this beta happenin' or what? Hello?

Critical bugs? This game is supposed to ship in only three scant weeks. One can’t help but wonder if the PC version is just a big, elaborate beta test for the eventual PlayStation 3 version, due out next March.

And to think - we were all ready to thank Square Enix for all the time we planned to waste on the Final Fantasy XIV beta. It seems the joke is on us.

[Source: VG247]

Aug 31, 2010

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  • AwesomeA1010 - September 2, 2010 1:42 a.m.

    Yes there will be recaptcha: pinchal constrained, the second word is pretty fitting :/
  • ChipTheExecutioner - September 1, 2010 5:29 p.m.

    are there going to be any subscription fees for the PS3?
  • EnragedTortoise1 - September 1, 2010 2:54 a.m.

    If the PS3 version has no monthly fees, then I will consider buying it... but otherwise, I'll just have to settle for waiting for the beta.
  • BazyLastard - September 1, 2010 1:57 a.m.

    Man, what the H E double-hockey sticks is going on with this game. Every bit of news that comes out gets worse and worse. First Microsoft snubs a 360 version, next Square Enix delays the PS3 version 6 months because they apparently just recently discovered PS3's don't have as much memory as PCs, then last week they announce artificial limitations on leveling that will be imposed on paying customers (convenient for them huh) and now, 3 weeks before launch, "critical bugs?" If they keep this up, they'll have to forfeit the "XIV" to the next console release and reserve XV or XVI instead.
  • nemesisuprising - August 31, 2010 11:23 p.m.

    Im captain basch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • sheepy94 - August 31, 2010 10:43 p.m.

    @kit07 PC only I'm afraid
  • kit07 - August 31, 2010 10:38 p.m.

    is this beta PC only? or is the Ps3 going to get some loving?

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