Final Fantasy XIV PS5 open beta is coming in April

While the biggest event of the year for Final Fantasy XIV Online fans will surely be the launch of the newly announced Endwalker  expansion, PlayStation 5 owners have something else to look forward to before then. The PlayStation 5 upgrade for Final Fantasy XIV will be made available with an open beta on 13th April, with the full version coming soon after.

Get a glimpse at the upgrade in the new trailer:

The PS5 upgrade will obviously be enhanced to take advantage of the new console’s increased power, offering improved frame rates, faster loading times, 4K resolution support and more.

Anyone and everyone with a PS5 can check the upgrade out. If your FF XIV account is tied to the PlayStation 4 version of the game, then you get the PS5 Upgrade at no extra cost, with the game obviously being bang up to date with all the content and features found from the current Shadowbringers version of the game.

That’s not all though, because the Free Trial version of the game will also let you check out the PS5 upgrade, which features all the content from A Realm Reborn and Heavensward up through Patch 3.56. However the full version of the game on PS5 will only be available for purchase after the open beta is concluded.

The PS5 announcement came alongside the reveal of Endwalker, the fourth expansion for Final Fantasy XIV, with Alisaie and Alphinaud taking the spotlight. The Warrior of Light has seemingly returned from the darkness that consumed them in Shadowbringers… and ended up on the Moon in the process?

The expansion will take players back to Source, and there’s a brand new danger building that will keep you occupied. For long-term players, the expansion promises the conclusion to the Hydaelyn and Zodiark story arc, and there’s multiple new jobs, an increased level cap, new areas, tweaks to the battle system, and more.

Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker will be out this autumn for PS5, PS4 and PC, but expect plenty more details to be revealed at the Final Fantasy XIV Digital Fan Festival 2021, which will be held 15-16th May. Could we get an Xbox announcement at that time?

Source: PS Blog

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