Final Fantasy XIV PC collector’s edition offers early access to the game

We were all assuming that this would be happening, but now it’s finally confirmed. Final Fantasy XIV will be coming out for the PC and is scheduled to release on September 30, 2010. Square Enix has also released details on the game’s special collector’s edition, which will let players access the game 8 days before the game releases.

Other goodies include an exclusive in-game item called the Onion Helm, a behind-the-scenes DVD that looks at how the game was made, and a Security Token that you can use with your password, and a bound Travel Journal with concept art. The collector’s edition’s box will also feature an illustration by Yoshitaka Amano, who has done work for Vampire Hunter D, Speed Racer, and a ton of other Square Enix games.

Above: The regular version is scheduled to release on 9/30/2010. But Final Fantasy fans who pre-order the collector’s edition will get to start playing on 9/22/2010

The beta phase for Final Fantasy XIV is scheduled to begin in early July, and the system requirements for the beta were also announced.

Operating System: Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista 32bit / 64bit SP2, Windows 7 32bit / 64bit
CPU: Intel® Core 2 Duo (2.0GHz), AMD Athlon X2 (2.0GHz)
Memory: Windows XP: 1.5GB or higher, Windows Vista / Windows 7: 2GB or higher
HDD/SSD Space: 15GB or more. Download: Space on the hard drive where My Documents is located should be 6GB or more
Graphics Card: NVIDIA® GeForce 9600 series or higher with VRAM 512MB or more. ATI Radeon HD 2900 series or higher with VRAM 512MB or more
Sound Card: DirectSound compatible sound card (DirectX 9.0c or higher)
Internet Connections: Broadband Internet connection or higher
Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher; 32bit or higher
DirectX: DirectX 9.0c

You can head to the official Final Fantasy XIV site to sign up for the beta and download benchmark software to see how the game will run on your rig.

Jun 30, 2010




  • Starplatinum - June 30, 2010 10:23 p.m.

    Nice! I didn't know there is a benchmark. I'm gonna try it out now on my pc.
  • LIKEUCARE - June 30, 2010 10:08 p.m.

    @vinicusg.t.guedes I saw on another game site ( that the PS3 version will be released something around March 2011. So, PC version FIRST! That is good news! However, I don't intend to plunge into that game's world since I'm done with MMOs.
  • vinicusg.t.guedes - June 30, 2010 8:27 p.m.

    old content*
  • vinicusg.t.guedes - June 30, 2010 8:25 p.m.

    @cjmarshall1 FF7 is really overrated. The plot isn't THAT deep and the characters aren't THAT likeable. It was just an impressive tech achievement for it's time, but now it is old and has seen better RPGs both inside and outside the final fantasy series. To be honest even the SNES and Genesis have seen better rpgs as well. It's nostalgia that makes us belive that it was so good. of course MMOs don't have anything to do with classic JRPGs, but tbh FF11 experience was very good, and in many ways better than World of Warcraft, wich has become more and more generic lately, with the revamp of the hybrid class concept and multi-layered endgame witch catters to casual and hardcore, but lack the creativity and rewarding feeling of olf content. At least FF11 had a lot of fun to be had in the leveling experience.
  • cjmarshall1 - June 30, 2010 6:18 p.m.

    are they ever going to remake ff7. best game ever. with now adays graphics it would unreal.
  • vinicusg.t.guedes - June 30, 2010 5:37 p.m.

    Is that a Japan release date or US/worldwide? Will the PS3 version be released September 30 as well?

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