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Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn closed beta tests running through April


The rebirth of Final Fantasy XIV is live, and you can read all about it in our A Realm Reborn review.

Each weekend of April will see groups of excited Final Fantasy fans will be lead through a closed beta of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. On show during the event are the forests around the city of Gridania and the addition of personal Chocobo mounts. I’m not au fair with the Final Fantasy games and so am going to go ahead and assume they’re a sort of chocolate rococo rocking horse.

I’m close, right? I can feel it.


Well, my spidey sense was off on that one.

Testers will be able to use a gamepad with the game for the first time, which will come in hand as they take part in something called “Full Active Time Events”. Essentially, they’re moments when you can see what other players up to while you’re absorbed in your own battle.

You can still register for beta access with a hope of getting in on these tests by signing uphere.

If you’d like to read up a little on what it is you’re signing up to, here’s Everything We Know.