Final Fantasy XIV as we know it is about to go away forever. Square-Enix is spinning the current version of the game down in preparation of next month's A Realm Reborn reboot. The studio announced that it's planning one final hurrah for FFXIV 1.0 this week before the switchover begins.
The Seventh Umbral Era event marks the end of the current game. While players will be able to enjoy the title through November 11th, character data will be saved and frozen on October 31st in preparation for the transfer to the new version. The studio is also starting up limited alpha testing for A Realm Reborn, and players are welcome to apply.
If you're interested in A Realm Reborn, we encourage you to check out its new character creator, the PlayStation 3 version, and its currency changes.
[Source: Square-Enix press release]