Final Fantasy XIV Release Date PC / PS3

Square Enix has announced that the PC Collector’s Edition version of MMO Final Fantasy XIV will be released worldwide on September 30. It will be released in Europe on September 22.

- The PS3 version of the game will not be released until March 2011, with pricing to be announced at a later date.

- The PC Collector’s Edition includes a behind-the-scenes DVD, a special branded security token, a FFXIV branded tumbler, map, a travel journal including concept art, the Onion Helm in-game item, a 30-day free trial period for the game and a pass that allows a guest to play for free for a limited time.

- The monthly subscription fee will be $12.99 (£8.99) with additional characters available for $3.00  (£0.70) a month. A maximum of eight characters can be registered on any one account.

- Each account is eligible for one free retainer (a non-playable character that maintains item sales and storage when users are logged out) with each additional retainer costing $1.00 (£0.70)

- A beta version of the PC game will go live some time in early July. It will become available to pre-order with key retailers at some point today. Those who pre-order will receive another in-game freebie – a pair of Garlond Goggles that increases the speed at which characters progress.

- “We’re presenting players with a new style of online gameplay, that we know will please avid fans of online games, but welcome more casual gamers as well with the variety of gameplay and story-driven content.”

- Those who register their FFXIII Campaign Codes will receive the Asuran Armguards DLC, an extra that improves the effectiveness of tools.

- “This September, players around the world will join together to explore the fascinating and exciting realm of Eorzea,” the game’s executive producer Hiromichi Tanaka stated.

Final Fantasy XIV system requirements:

Operating System
Windows XP SP3
Windows Vista 32-bit / 64-bit SP2
Windows 7 32-bit / 64-bit
Intel Core2 Duo (2.0GHz)
AMD Athlon X2 (2.0GHz)
Windows XP: 1.5GB or higher
Windows Vista / Windows 7: 2GB or higher
Installation: 15GB or more
Download: Space on the hard drive where 'My Documents' is located should be 6GB or more
Graphics Card
512MB NVIDIA GeForce 9600 series or higher
512MB ATI Radeon HD 2900 series or higher
Sound Card
DirectSound compatible sound card (DirectX 9.0c or higher)
Internet Connection
Broadband Internet connection or higher
Screen Resolution
1280 x 720 or higher; 32-bit or higher
DirectX 9.0c
Mouse, Keyboard, Gamepad