Square Enix has announced that the closed beta phase for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will begin next week from February 25.
Only the most loyal of Final Fantasy fans will be invited to take part in the now fully redesigned MMO. Those who do get access will be able to try out the new Full Active Time Events (FATE) as part of the new gameplay system. All players have to do is to be within a certain proximity of the randomly occurring events, and they will be eligible to participate without the need of forming parties or groups.
Publisher Square Enix has also released a benchmark tool for the game, through which PC enthusiasts can test out the game’s performance on their rigs.