The beta comes in two phases: 22nd February to 3rd March and 4th April to 7th April and will be open to everyone. There will be a character wipe after phase one.
In terms of new PS4 extras there’s improved visuals, Remote Play on PS Vita, Touchpad controls and mouse and keyboard support.
The PS3 to PS4 transfer is permanent and scheduled for April 11th.
Here’s the full info:
Phase 1: 22nd February to 3rd March
Phase 2: 4th April to 7th April
Japanese Standard Time assumed for all dates
The beta will be accessible for everyone with a PS4 and directly downloadable from the PS Store
There will be a character wipe after phase 1.
Players who made their character in beta phase two will be able to bring this data to the retail version.
PS3 and PC players of FFXIV will be able to transfer character data to the PS4 (please note that this is only necessary for the beta – in the retail version, all players will play on the same servers).
Upgraded graphics on the PS4 in glorious 1080p (see trailer).
PS Vita Remote Play – craft, gather and play wherever you go.
Share-support – stream your gameplay or share screenshots.
Mouse & Keyboard Support – switching over from a PC? Or maybe you dislike controllers? No problem!
Touchpad-Support – the touchpad of the Dualshock 4 controller is fully supported.
PS3 to PS4 transfer
The transfer service is scheduled to begin Friday, 11th April, 2014.
Please be aware that after transferring to the PS4 you will be unable to play the PS3 version using your existing copy.
Users who wish to play using both the PS3 and PS4 are required to purchase the PlayStation 4 version separately.
Users who own multiple service accounts for the PS3 can transfer all accounts to the PlayStation 4.
Users transferring their accounts will have access during the early access period, schedules from the 11th to 13th April.
Please note: To transfer your PS3 account, you must have logged in to it from a PS3 at least once.
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