Final Fantasy XIV Beta Testing is Back in Business


The third phase of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn‘s ongoing PC and PS3 beta is now back up and running as of 5AM EST this morning. How long will this session last? Unfortunately I can’t say yet because Square Enix hasn’t announced the end date. Hopefully it lasts beyond the weekend as I will be away from my PS3 for a few days and am eager to put more time into the beta. So far I’ve only been able to make it up to level 5 doing entry level fetch and hunt quests. What I’ve played has been pretty fun. Basic MMORPG stuff, but fun nonetheless. And quite lovely on the eyes.

Speaking of lovely on the eyes, Square Enix has released its third ‘Tour of Eorzea’ video showcasing seven minutes of gameplay and beautiful scenery from various locales across the game world. Below that, is a new developer commentary explaining the new Duty Finder, a feature that makes finding groups for dungeons and raids super simple. Players from different worlds can quickly team up to complete a mission and then drop right back to where they were in their part of the world before joining the party.

Anyone else out there in on the FFXIV beta? How are you liking it?

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Matt Litten is a 28 year old from-the-womb gamer turned video game reviewer/blogger and current editor/owner/operator of Matt got his first taste of gaming as a youngster on the NES and Atari, and the rest is history from there. In 2004, three years removed from high school and still looking for a career direction in life, Matt landed his first gig in the video game review business writing for the now-defunct website After the sad and untimely close of BonusStage, the former staff went on to found, and after a short stint as US Site Manager for AceGamez Matt turned his attention to VGBlogger, and to this day is dedicated to making it one of the top video game blogs in all the blogosphere. Matt is a fair-minded reviewer and lover of games of all platforms and types, big or small, hyped or niche, big-budget or indie. But that doesn't mean he will let poor games slide without a good thrashing when necessary.