#FFXIV A Realm Reborn – Playstation 3 Beta Client Download and Installation

Download and Install the FFXIV: ARR Beta Test Software (PlayStation 3)

*Updated on August 9, 2013

This thread explains how to download and install the test client (PlayStation 3 version).

Important Notice: Read Before Entering the Code

  1. Please note that you may only participate in the beta test using the Sony Entertainment Network account to which this promotion code is applied.
  2. To participate in the beta test, you must first link your Sony Entertainment Network account to your Square Enix account. Please be advised that linking a Square Enix account to a Sony Entertainment Network account is an irreversible process.
  3. In order to carry character data used in Beta Test phase 4 to the official release version, you will have to link your Square Enix Account and Sony Entertainment Network account
  4. Please be advised that once accounts have been linked it cannot be reversed even after official service for the game begins. Please be sure to read the onscreen instructions carefully.
  • FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn (Beta Version)For those who have been asked to participate in the Beta test by using PlayStation 3, please follow the instruction to enter the promotion code that has been sent via email and download the test client (PlayStation 3 version).
    • How to download from PlayStation®Store
      1. Select “PlayStation®Store” icon located under “PlayStation®Network” category on XMB™ (XrossMediaBar).
        *If you are not signed in to PlayStation Network, you will be prompted to do so. Please sign in with the account you wish to use for the beta test.
      2. Select “Redeem Codes” at the bottom of the PlayStation®Store screen menu and enter the promotion code.
      3. Follow the onscreen instructions to download the client. Once the download is complete, the game will be installed automatically.
    • How to download from Account Management
      1. Log in to PlayStation Network.
        * Sign in to the PlayStation®Store with the Sony Entertainment Network you wish to use for the Beta Test.
      2. Select “Account Management” icon located under “PlayStation®Network” category on XMB™ (XrossMediaBar).
      3. Select “Redeem Codes” and enter the promotion code.
      4. Follow the on-screen instructions and move on with the test client download process. Once the download is complete, the game data will be automatically installed.

    If you select “Download in Background,” you will return to XMB™. By selecting “FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn (Beta version)” icon located under “Game” category, the test client installation will begin. The installation will take several minutes to complete.

    * Promotion code can be redeemed once.
    * If the test client download could not be completed, please try again from “Download List” under “Transaction Management” on “Account Management.”

  • Launching the Game* A maintenance message will be displayed until August 15, 2013 when launching the game.
    1. Starting the game
      Select FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn (Beta Version) on the XrossMediaBar.* If you are not signed in to PlayStation Network, you will be prompted to do so. Please sign in using the account with which you downloaded the beta test client.
      * Please note you must sign in with the account used to register the promotion code in order to participate in the beta test.
    2. Launcher Application Version Check and Update
      The game will first check to see if the launcher application is up to date. The necessary data will then be downloaded from the network and the launcher will be updated to the latest version. This process may take several minutes to complete. Once the most recent version has been downloaded, the launcher will begin automatically.
    3. License Agreement (Once Only)
      When starting the game for the first time, the FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Tester Agreement will be displayed. Read the agreement carefully. If you wish to proceed, check the box for “I accept the terms of the license agreement” then click Next.
    4. Gameplay Procedures (Once Only)
      When starting FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn (Beta Version) for the first time, you will be prompted to link your Sony Entertainment account. Please enter the Square Enix account ID to be used for the beta test, which will also be linked to your Sony Entertainment Network account. Please be advised that linking a Square Enix account to a Sony Entertainment Network account is an irreversible process.

      • Please note that you may only participate in the beta test using the Sony Entertainment Network account to which this promotion code is applied.
      • To participate in the beta test, you must first link your Sony Entertainment Network account to your Square Enix account. Please be advised that linking a Square Enix account to a Sony Entertainment Network account is an irreversible process.
      • In order to carry character data used in Beta Test phase 4 to the official release version, you will have to link your Square Enix Account and Sony Entertainment Network account
      • Please be advised that once accounts have been linked it cannot be reversed even after official service for the game begins. Please be sure to read the onscreen instructions carefully.
    5. Game Client Version Check
      The game will first check to see if the game client is up to date. The necessary data will then be downloaded from the network and the client will be updated to the latest version.

For details on how to log into the software, control the game, etc. please refer to the instruction manual that will be released in the coming days.

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