It seems Square Enix has been sending out mixed messages about its massively multiplayer online game, Final Fantasy XIV, and the open beta fans have been anticipating.
Last week, the company tweeted that the open beta for Final Fantasy XIV would commence today, on August 31st at 19:00 PDT, followed a second later by another tweet (for European gamers) that the open beta would begin on September 1st at 2:00 GMT.
They even hoped to see “everyone participate!”
Now, however, these dates have been shifted to ‘undetermined,’ thanks to the uncovering of a few “critical bugs” in the game.
From a post on the official site:
“Final Fantasy XIV Open Beta Test, which is scheduled to begin at 19:00 (PDT) on Aug. 31, 2010, will be postponed due to a confirmation of critical bugs. New schedule will be released at a later date.
”Along with the postponement of Final Fantasy XIV Open Beta Test, the issuing of registration code for Final Fantasy XIV Open Beta Test will be postponed as well. With the download of client software’s installer, it will be suspended at 19:00 (PDT) on Aug. 31, 2010.
”We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.”
Those darned bugs. Always getting in every nook and cranny, messing things up.
In the meantime, you can try and download the client for Final Fantasy XIV over here, although you may just be better off waiting until the final client has been released.
Final Fantasy XIV is due to release on September 22nd on PC, while a March release window has been announced for the PS3.
Have a look through El33tonline’s previous coverage of Final Fantasy XIV for a bunch of screenshots, videos and extra information.