Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy 14 will be released on Xbox Series X|S, 13 years after its initial launch on PC. The game will have an open beta for players to try out before purchasing, giving Xbox players more access to future Square Enix game releases.
The release date for the Xbox Series X|S version of Final Fantasy 14 is set for spring 2024. Unfortunately, there are no plans for an Xbox One version, but players can expect faster loading times and 4K support on Series X.
An open beta is scheduled to launch alongside patch 6.5X later this year, with specific dates to be announced soon. Even those who miss the beta will still have the opportunity to try the game before buying, as the free trial will be available on Xbox, including the Stormblood expansion alongside the original A Realm Reborn and Heavensward.
Square Enix CEO Takashi Kiryu stated that this announcement is just the beginning of improved support for Xbox games from the publisher. In addition to Final Fantasy 14, the company plans to bring more games to Xbox in the future. While it is unclear whether this will include titles like Final Fantasy 7 Remake or Final Fantasy 16, fans remain hopeful.
Following the game's release on Xbox, the Final Fantasy 14: Dawntrail DLC expansion is set to launch in summer 2024. Players will embark on a journey in the new world of Tural, witnessing a rite of succession as they search for the region's next ruler. However, this adventure will not be without its challenges.
Gamers can look forward to experiencing the world of Final Fantasy 14 on Xbox Series X|S and the upcoming content expansions, bringing the beloved franchise to a wider audience.