Tanaka details FFXIV beta phases

Jef Reahard
J. Reahard|07.07.10

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Tanaka details FFXIV beta phases
French fansite JeuxOnline brings us word on the beta phases for Square Enix's highly anticipated Final Fantasy XIV MMORPG. During an interview with FFXIV producer Hiromichi Tanaka, a few details about the game's Linkshell and Servant systems made their way to the surface, as well as information about beta phases prior to the projected September 30 launch.

"In fact, we will have several phases of beta testing. In the first phase, we have a version that will incorporate feedback from our alpha testers [that] will hopefully [be] available this week. At first, it will resemble the alpha test phase, in the sense that each test session [will] last four hours. Then, hopefully by early August, we will open the [third] beta test phase which will remain operational until the game launches," Tanaka said.

He goes on to note that the third beta phase will be closed, and that while Square Enix may host another short beta phase just prior to release, it is not yet ready to guarantee that said beta will be an open one. Check out the original interview (in French), or view the English translation.
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