Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn closed beta begins Monday

Fully refurbished MMO set to launch on PC and PS3 this summer

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will enter closed beta Monday on North American PCs, but it's not too late to try to nab a slot. Closed beta participants will be able to explore the game's remodeled regions as well as its public-quest style Full Active Time Events.

We were struck by the MMORPG's beauty in our most recent preview, and potential players can get a taste (as well as a preview of how well their computers will run the game) by downloading and running the "Exploration" benchmark program from FFXIV's website.

We'll find out whether A Realm Reborn can make up for the initial effort's lackluster performance when it ships on PC and PlayStation 3 this summer.


One of GR+'s news crew, Connor also writes features from time to time and does a lil' streamin'-streamin' on the side. Chrom is his husband and nothing will ever come between them.
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