When A Realm Reborn was released in 2013, the revival of Final Fantasy 14 began its first chapter under the direction of producer Naoki Yoshida. Over the next eight years, Final Fantasy 14 would see a resurgence in popularity that remains to this day, on PC and on consoles.
A Realm Reborn was released on the PS3 that same day, being one of the first major cross-platform releases years before it became a staple feature. This allowed PS3 and PC gamers to play together, as well as migrating their progress from console to PC and vice versa. As the years passed, the console versions of Final Fantasy 14 continued to be a valid option for console gamers to experience the hit MMO. After many months of confirmation, the next update for patient console players on the PS5 is right around the corner.
At the end of the Announcement Showcase for Final Fantasy 14, Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda arrived to make a special announcement regarding the future of Final Fantasy 14. The trailer that followed featured Final Fantasy 14 gameplay footage captured from the PS5. With a high-resolution GUI, 4K capability, and faster loading times between zones, these life-changing qualities help address some of the problems console gamers have had for many years. The open beta of the PS5 version of Final Fantasy 14, scheduled for April 13, was also announced.
The announcement trailer came after a two-hour presentation announcing Final Fantasy 14 Endwalker, the MMO’s most recent expansion in a decade. Naoki Yoshida elaborated on the PS5 launch, stating that there will be two main modes for PS5 players to choose from. 4K screen resolution will provide a significant improvement in quality, while 2K screen resolution will be an option to maintain a constant frame rate. This is similar to the PS4 version of Final Fantasy 14, which offered a PS4 Pro option to take advantage of the capabilities that the PS4 Pro had over the base PS4 model.
In the past, the previous generation of PS3 was discontinued to focus on optimizing the current generation as much as possible. At the moment, there are no details on the future of the PS4 version of Final Fantasy 14. Those who own the PS4 version of Final Fantasy 14 and wish to upgrade to the PS5 version can do so for free, as long as they have an active version. online subscription and the game’s own license.
With humor, following the announcement of the trailer, Matsuda announced that the release date of the PS5 open beta would coincide with the same day as “the newest patch”. It is highly suspected that the “newest patch” will be the long-awaited patch 5.5, however, no further announcement was made regarding the latest patch at that time. The patch release date was later confirmed in the next live letter.
Final Fantasy 15 is available now on PS4 and PC, and the PS5 open beta will launch on April 13.