We're still hoping to hear news about the MAG beta, but there was another PlayStation 3 exclusive MMO that debuted at Sony's E3 press conference…
And of course, it needs a beta. As noted by Massively , there are a few pieces of evidence that point towards a sooner-than-anticipated beta test for Final Fantasy XIV . The primary piece of information comes from a new fansite called Eorzeapedia , which cites various new Square-Enix job listings for "new game testers and game masters." Such applicants are asked to have "good knowledge" of Final Fantasy XI , and the work will begin in September. Secondly, the announced release date for FFXIV at the press conference was 2010 and furthermore, Square-Enix has already expressed their desire to have a longer beta test that FFXI, which clocked in at four months long. Sooo…if you put all this together, it points towards a beta launch some time later this year, and perhaps as early as autumn. Is anyone else suddenly seeing a clash of titans between MAG and FFXIV in the very near future? Thankfully, both will appeal to very different types of gamers, so one shouldn't suffer under the shadow of the other.
We'll let you know if we can dig up any official updates on the FFXIV beta, and if it does launch this year, you can bet we'll want to be part of it!
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIV