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#1 Aug 07 2010 at 1:22 AM Rating: Decent
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So I am dying to know when PS3 will get a shot at beta.
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#2 Aug 07 2010 at 1:38 AM Rating: Decent
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Sad to say this, but based upon the one previous occassion of SE adding a new platform after a mmo's release...never.
That isn't to say they won't have a small test for that will just be the full version on a PS3-only world for a month, followed by forced transfers, the close of the "test world" and the opening of other worlds to PS3 users.
Keep in mind this is merely based upon the only previous occassion this has happened for SE.
#3 Aug 07 2010 at 4:00 AM Rating: Decent
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I think I saw an interview in which they said that they still plan to beta test the Ps3 version.

I'll see if I can find it and edit it in here.

edit* found it

It looks like Tanaka is making the rounds in France doing interviews for XIV. Since this is such a hot topic on these boards lately, here's the actual reason according to him about the delay for the PS3. Doing my best to translate here, still a student of French ^^

FFW : Pourquoi la version PS3 a-t-elle été repoussée ?
Why was the PS3 version postponed?

Nous avons fait tout notre possible pour sortir les deux versions en même temps, mais comme la PS3 a moins de mémoire vive, nous avons dû changer certains aspects, notamment la taille des données. C'est la raison pour laquelle nous avons besoin de plus de temps pour travailler sur la version console. Nous sommes vraiment désolés pour les possesseurs de PS3, mais nous allons faire de notre mieux pour sortir cette version dès que possible.
We did everything possible to put out both versions at the same time, but as the PS3 has less memory (RAM?), we had to change certain aspects, notably the size of the data. That's the reason why we need more time to work on the console version. We are very sorry for owners of the PS3, but we are doing our best to put it out as soon as possible.

FFW : Quand comptez-vous lancer les tests bêta sur PS3 ?
When do you start the beta tests for PS3?

En fait, ce mois-ci, nous allons avoir une nouvelle réunion pour décider du timing de la bêta de la version PS3. J'espère pouvoir vous donner de nouveaux détails très prochainement.
In fact, this month we are going to have a new meeting to decide the timing of the PS3 beta. I hope to be able to give new details very soon.

Translation credit goes to our soon to be new Mod. Osarion

Edited, Aug 7th 2010 6:15am by Nalamwen
#4 Aug 07 2010 at 4:49 AM Rating: Decent
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Sounds to me like what they did for FFXI on the Xbox. Internal Beta followed by full version testing. However, from the way Tanaka worded it, I would expect no less. He pretty much said that the only barrier is the low overall RAM, which is going to be solved by utilizing the PS3's lightning-fast processor to the best of their abilities. Also, if they are just now deciding on a "beta" date, I believe the external testing period will occur well after PC launch. I can read a little french as well, and I can confirm the final part is almost perfect (it was "of the beta of the PS3 version"), however, just like SE has always done, they really told the interviewer nothing they didn't already know.
Here's the entire thing summed up in two sentences. "The PS3's low amount of RAM requires us to optimize the data transfer for the PS3 version." "We are having a meeting this month during which we will talk about the possibility and timing of a PS3 beta."
Nothing I was unaware of ^^;
#5 Aug 07 2010 at 8:04 AM Rating: Decent
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and i hope as a playstation plus member i get me some frontrole seat to the beta action =]
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