The redesigned MMO from Square Enix will be entering closed beta for PC on Monday 25th February.
To assist players with quickly and easily assessing their gaming PC’s hardware and performance, Square Enix has made the new Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn benchmark software available today as a free download at the benchmark site.
The new “Exploration” trailer composed entirely of real-time footage captured from the official benchmark is here -
Additionally, the new, custom-designed gamepad UI is introduced by Producer and Director, Naoki Yoshida, in the Developer’s Commentary Video, “Gamepads” -
Closed Beta players will be able to try out the new Full Active Time Events, or “FATE,” as part of the new gameplay system. Players can participate in these randomly occurring events by simply being within proximity of the event, without the need to form parties.
Beta test applications are being taken here.