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[Final Fantasy XIV] Official Service for PlayStation®5 Version Begins Soon

by MMO Archive
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We’re pleased to announce that official service for the PlayStation®5 version of FINAL FANTASY XIV is set to begin Tuesday, May 25 at 3:00 a.m. (PDT)!

We hope you enjoy a rich and unparalleled experience featuring lightning-fast loading times, greatly increased frame rates, true 4K resolution, 3D audio, and haptic feedback.

* Please note that the PlayStation®5 version is only available as digital download.

Playing the PlayStation®5 Version

For Players Who Participated in the Open Beta

Those who participated in the open beta can continue playing the PlayStation®5 version using the same service account along with an active subscription—it is not necessary to redownload the game.

Those who participated in the open beta test using a Free Trial account can continue playing using the same service account with the existing free trial limitations. Those looking to upgrade to the full product version can purchase the PlayStation®5 version of the Starter Edition or Complete Edition once official service begins.

Read over the PlayStation®5 users who are new to FINAL FANTASY XIV section for more information on purchasing the full version. It is not necessary to redownload the game.

For Players Who Did Not Participate in the Open Beta

Visit the section that applies to your circumstances:

PlayStation®4 Physical Edition Users
1. Use the Server Backup Function on the PlayStation®4 version to upload your client and character settings, which includes various configurations like HUDs, gear sets, hotbars, etc. For more details, read over the article on frequently asked questions regarding the PS5™ open beta test.

2. On your PlayStation®5, sign in with the PlayStation Network account you are using to play the PlayStation®4 version.

3. Visit PlayStation™Store on your PlayStation®5 and navigate to the FINAL FANTASY XIV store page.

4. On the store page, press the […] button and select “FINAL FANTASY XIV PS5 Upgrade Edition” to proceed with the download. Even if playing using a physical PS4™ version, the game disc is not required when using this download version.

5. Once the download is complete, launch the PlayStation®5 version of FINAL FANTASY XIV from the FINAL FANTASY XIV game screen.

6. Once logged in, select your data center, and while on the character selection screen you can download the settings you backed up in step one.

* You will have access to the same game content as you do on the PlayStation®4 version.
* Game time is required to play and can be added via the FINAL FANTASY XIV: Mog Station.

For general information on upgrading an eligible PlayStation®4 game to the digital PlayStation®5 version, please visit the support page on the official PlayStation®5 website.

PlayStation®4 Digital Download Users
Users who are currently playing the digital download version will be able to upgrade directly to the PlayStation®5 version without visiting the PlayStation™Store first.

1. Use the Server Backup Function on the PlayStation®4 version to upload your client and character settings, which includes various configurations like HUDs, gear sets, hotbars, etc. For more details, read over the article on frequently asked questions regarding the PS5™ open beta test.

2. On your PlayStation®5, sign in with the PlayStation Network account you are using to play the PlayStation®4 version.

3. Select FINAL FANTASY XIV from the Game Library menu.

4. Select the “PS5 Upgrade Edition” icon on the right side of the game screen.

5. On the store page, press the […] button and select “FINAL FANTASY XIV PS5 Upgrade Edition” to proceed with the download.

6. Once the download is complete, launch the PlayStation®5 version of FINAL FANTASY XIV from the FINAL FANTASY XIV game screen.

7. Once logged in, select your data center, and while on the character selection screen you can download the settings you backed up in step one.

* You will have access to the same game content as you do on the PlayStation®4 version.
* Game time is required to play and can be added via the FINAL FANTASY XIV: Mog Station.

For general information on upgrading an eligible PlayStation®4 game to the digital PlayStation®5 version, please visit the support page on the official PlayStation®5 website.

PlayStation®5 Users Who are New to FINAL FANTASY XIV
Purchase your desired version of the game from PlayStation™Store:

  • Free Trial
  • Starter Edition
  • Complete Edition

* Playable content will vary depending on the edition. Please refer to the product description for details.

Purchasing from the Web
You may purchase any of the above versions of the game from PlayStation™Store.

Purchasing from PlayStation®5
You may purchase any of the above versions by visiting PlayStation™Store on your console.


This article was originally published on:  https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/c0fec2d1287a66182084d8b87f9a63e66e4f52d4

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