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Final Fantasy XIV: Alpha VS Beta

Comparison screenshot shows how things have improved as Square Enix takes the next step with its next MMORPG

 

Final Fantasy XIV is still in its alpha test phase. But Square Enix appears to be so excited about moving on to the beta phase that it shared today first screens from the beta version.

You can see those screens here. The shots include a tour of Limsa Lominsa landmarks along with a full world map.

In a past interview, producer Hiromichi Tanaka detailed some of the visual changes that the game will be seeing as it moves from beta to alpha. You can see some of those changes via this scene comparison:

As indicated by the text overlay, the alpha version is at top and the beta version is below. The resolutions for the screens differ, but the updates for the beta build should be clear.

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