Square Enix has just announced extension of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn beta for gamers in North America and Europe. This announcement came after the beta was hit by a nasty Error 3102 disallowing players from playing the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn beta.
Square Enix has promised to fix the error within an hour or so and as a compensation package has extended the beta period. Square-Enix issued this following statement just a few minutes ago:
Thank you very much for your participation in the FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Beta Test.
We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with Worlds hosted on the North American and European datacenter which is preventing certain characters from logging into the game.
An emergency maintenance, taking place between Aug. 18, 2013 9:30 p.m. to Aug. 19, 2013 12:30 a.m. (PDT), is currently underway to address characters experiencing this issue.
Phase 4 of the Beta Test was originally scheduled to conclude on Aug. 19, 2013 at 2:00 a.m. (PDT). However, given the fact that affected characters are numbering in the tens of thousands and the time it will take to address the situation including the time required for the emergency maintenance, we will be extending the Beta Test until Aug. 19, 2013 8:00 a.m. (PDT) for Worlds hosted on the North American and European datacenter.
We hope for your continued participation in the FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Beta Test.
The Beta Test will end as scheduled on Aug. 19, 2013 2:00 a.m. (PDT) for Worlds hosted on the Japanese datacenter.
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn won't be arriving on Xbox 360 and Xbox One all because of Microsoft's refusal to change its Xbox Live policies, according to Noaki Yoshida.
In a recent interview to RPGSite, Yoshida explained, "The main reason from our side is that I don't want the community to be divided; to be split into two or more,"
"For example, one player might be on the PC version, another might be on the PS4 version, and I'm playing the Xbox version - but we're not able to join the same game servers. That is just... I just don't like the idea. I disagree with it.
"To be frankly honest with you, there are now so many mobile devices, smart phones, everything - why would you ever just stick to one platform from the hardware aspect? Just - make it open to everyone? That's my opinion.
"I would love for as many players as possible to enjoy the game worldwide, so from a business point of view it could make sense to have it on the Xbox platforms. But as I mentioned earlier, that would bring about the tragedy that somebody might have to give up their existing character. Then players might get frustrated, and then they ask us - 'Square Enix, can't you do something?' and then... yeah. Unless that happens, we can't really do anything."
Square Enix has admitted that they are interested in the possibility of somehow integrating the new PlayStation Move in Final Fantasy XIV for PlayStation 3.
Square Enix Hiromichi Tanaka in an interview to Playstation Blog said that "Unfortunately, we haven't had chance to try it [PlayStation Move] out yet but we've heard very interesting things about it and we'd like to look at supporting it in Final Fantasy XIV, if we get the chance to do so,".
On the other hand , the producer has also stated recently that " Currently they had no plans to release a Final Fantasy XIV for Xbox 360" , despite being in negotiations with Microsoft today.
Therefore, in either sense, nothing is certain yet.
Final Fantasy XIV exclusive trailer has been reveal at Sony E3 press Conference, Square has reveal this new trailer for Online RPG Final Fanatasy XIV. The trailer of Final Fanatasy XIV shows a wide range of new character, location and monster that has been included in the game.
Jack Tretton, Sony President and CEO (America) said, After their hard work on Final Fantasy XIII, I’m excited to bring to you this brief video of Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XIV, this is one of the biggest titles heading to PS3.”
But the release details was not reveal and also the payment model, it is expected that the game will be release soon and payment may possible be a pay a monthly subscription. Here is the Trailer of Final Fantasy XIV for you: