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Final Fantasy XIV For PS5 Open Beta Test Begins April 13

Square Enix announced that the open beta for the MMORPG game Final Fantasy XIV PlayStation 5 will begin on April 13. To participate in the open beta, users of the PlayStation 4 boxed version will be able to go to the game’s store page on the PlayStation 5, press the […] button, and download the “Final Fantasy XIV PS5 Upgrade Edition (Beta Version)” option. Also, PlayStation 4 digital version users will be able to go to the game library menu on PlayStation 5 and select the “PS5 Upgrade Edition (Beta Version)” icon, and then start the download from the game’s store page via […]> “Final Fantasy XIV PS5 Upgrade Edition (Beta Version)”. Furthermore, PlayStation 5 users who are new to Final Fantasy XIV will be able to download the “Final Fantasy XIV Free Trial” version by clicking the […] button on the game’s store page.

So, the official service will start right after the open beta ends. Also, the PlayStation 5 version will offer true 4K resolution, greatly increased frame rate, 3D sound, haptic feedback, and super-fast load times. Finally, Final Fantasy XIV Online is available now for PlayStation 4, PC, and Mac.

Final Fantasy XIV For PS5 Open Beta Test Begins April 13

Final Fantasy XIV For PS5 Open Beta Test Begins April 13

So, get the details below.

How to Participate

PlayStation 4 Physical Edition Users

  • On your PlayStation 5, sign in with the PlayStation Network account you are using to play the PlayStation 4 version.
  • Visit PlayStation Store on your PlayStation 5 and navigate to the Final Fantasy XIV store page.
  • On the store page, press the […] button and select “Final Fantasy XIV PS5 Upgrade Edition (Beta Version)” to proceed with the download. A game disc is not required when using this download version.
  • Once the download is complete, launch the PlayStation 5 version of Final Fantasy XIV from the Final Fantasy XIV game screen.

You will have access to the same game content as you do on the PlayStation 4 version.
Game time is required to play and can be added via the Final Fantasy XIV: Mog Station.

For general information on upgrading an eligible PlayStation 4 game to the digital PlayStation 5 version, please visit the support page on the official PlayStation website.

PlayStation 4 Digital Download Users

Users who are currently playing the digital download version will be able to upgrade directly to the PlayStation 5 version without visiting the PlayStation Store first.

  • On your PlayStation 5, sign in with the PlayStation Network account you are using to play the PlayStation®4 version.
  • Select “Final Fantasy XIV” from the Game Library menu.
  • Select the “PS5 Upgrade Edition (Beta Version)” icon on the right side of the game screen.
  • On the store page, press the […] button and select “Final Fantasy XIV PS5 Upgrade Edition (Beta Version)” to proceed with the download.
  • Once the download is complete, launch the PlayStation 5 version of Final Fantasy XIV from the Final Fantasy XIV game screen.

You will have access to the same game content as you do on the PlayStation 4 version.
Game time required to play and can add via the Final Fantasy XIV: Mog Station.

For general information on upgrading an eligible PlayStation 4 game to the digital PlayStation 5 version, please visit the support page on the official PlayStation website.

PlayStation 5 Users Who are New to Final Fantasy XIV

  • Visit PlayStation Store on your PlayStation 5 and navigate to the Final Fantasy XIV store page.
  • On the store page, press the […] button and select “Final Fantasy XIV Free Trial” to download the Free Trial client.
  • Once the download is complete, launch the PlayStation 5 version of Final Fantasy XIV from the Final Fantasy XIV game screen.

You will be able to play the same game content that is available to free trial accounts.

Commencement of Official Service for the PlayStation 5 Version

The timing of the start of official service for the PlayStation 5 version will determine based on the progress of the open beta test. Also, will begin immediately upon conclusion of the test. All game data from the beta will be transferred to the full version of the game. Besides, redownloading the PlayStation 5 version will not be necessary.

The start of official service for the PlayStation 5 version will be announced on the Lodestone. Additionally, in the event a maintenance is to take place at the conclusion of the open beta test, the maintenance schedule will be announced separately.

Finally, Final Fantasy XIV Online is available now for PlayStation 4, PC, and Mac.

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