Alongside releasing the game's opening cinematic, Square Enix has revealed that the beta registration for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is now open.
A Realm Reborn is a total reboot of the world of FF14, a reaction to the negative response of both critics and the public to the original, messy release of the game. Square Enix has acknowledged that the original version left the brand greatly damaged and quickly enacted a major staff shuffle.
This new world is the brainchild of Naoki Yoshida, the game's ambitious new producer. We've interviewed him a few times, all of which you can find over on our FF14 game page. Even if you're still on the fence regarding this new version, the beta is free - so you may as well apply!