Final Fantasy XIV coming to PlayStation 5, developer Square-Enix announced Friday. An open beta starts on April 13.
A teaser trailer shows that the game runs in 4K resolution, and the company says that it will have significantly improved frame rate and faster loading times. If you are registered in the PS4 version of the game, the new optimized version will be playable at no extra cost during the beta version.
Final Fantasy XIV will also get a new expansion pack called Endwalker:
Endwalker has a climax in Hydaelyn and Zodiark history, where the Warriors of Light will face an even greater catastrophe than ever before when they travel to Hydaelyn and even to the moon. In addition to bringing the long-running history arc that began with A reborn kingdom to the conclusion, Endwalker will mark a new beginning for the beloved MMO and set the stage for new adventures that longtime fans and new players can enjoy together.
When Final Fantasy XIV was originally released in 2010, the game received so much backlash from players and critics that the original director and producer left the project, and the developer closed the servers in 2012. It was launched in 2013 as Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.