As the servers, core systems, game client, and other aspects of FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn are being completely revamped, the objective of the Alpha Test will be to check the core systems and server stress. For this reason, playable areas, character levels, race selection, and other content will be limited. The game system is currently under development, so bugs may be encountered.
Following the Alpha Test, the Beta Test will focus on checking game systems, reviewing in-game content, adjusting the battle systems, checking balance, and reporting bugs.
* The Alpha Test will only be carried out on Windows PCs. The PlayStation 3 Beta Test will start in conjunction with the PC Beta Test.