Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn has gone through a massive makeover since its disastrous launch last year. In preparation of the game’s re launch, Square Enix is now starting the second phase of its beta testing. The second phase will begin in Early April.
This was announced in a post made by the game’s producer Naoki Yoshida on the game’s official forums. Here is an extract from the post:
With 100,000 testers already playing the game, we’ve had severe server congestion every time we start up the servers, and I apologize for the trouble it’s caused. One good thing that’s come from this, however, is that we’ve been able to spot problems that didn’t show up in the alpha test, and we’ve managed to fix them as quickly as possible.
However, there’s still room for improvement in stabilizing the servers. We’ve implemented measures to alleviate FATE-related performance issues, made adjustments to the frontend server, and addressed server load issues in the starting zones.
In his post, Naoki-san also mentioned that the gamepad functionality will be tested in phase #2 of beta testing. However, do not expect to see any more content in it. Furthermore, expect focus on the ‘Guildheist’ system of the game in phase #3 of beta testing.
FF14: Realm Reborn is slated to be released on the PS3 and PC later this year.