You've only got a couple days but at least you get a chance to play it early, right?
Besides, you'll be doing Square Enix a valuable service. The publisher has announced beta tests for the upcoming Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn :
Players on the PlayStation 3 and PC will be able to sample the MMORPG between August 17 and 19. The game is set to release on both platforms on August 27. However, if you've pre-ordered the game, you'll get early access, which means you'll be able to dive in on August 24.
Furthermore, producer and director Naoki Yoshida offered some incentives to get you even more intrigued:
Veteran Rewards – Enjoy various bonuses based on how long you have been a FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn subscriber (30, 60 & 90 days). By starting with a 90-day subscription, players receive all 30-day, 60-day, and 90-day bonuses at once.
Companion iOS App – A free companion app, "FINAL FANTASY XIV: Libra Eorzea™," planned to arrive a week after launch.
Welcome Back Campaign – Players who registered FINAL FANTASY® XIV 1.0 can play FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn for free until Monday, September 9.
If you're willing to give it a whirl, there will be a 30-day free trial for all newly created accounts. The game will cost $39.99 on the PS3 and $29.99 on the PC, and monthly subscriptions are priced from $12.99 and up. Why people would pay a monthly fee to play a video game, I've never been able to determine. But hey, if it's your bag…
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn