Final Fantasy XIV beta planned for PC only

Betas are all the rage these days and Square Enix’s PC, PS3, and maybe Xbox 360-bound Final Fantasy XIV certainly isn’t going to let itself be excluded from the cool pack.

Hiromichi Tanaka, the game’s director, told Japanese publication GameWatch that they will indeed be conducting a beta for the MMO, though those looking to participate in the earliest of stages may have to do some fancy scheduling — the initial runs will only last a few hours at a time. The length will then gradually increase until the beta’s online 24 hours a day which is when the full, free open beta will happen.

If UFF Site‘s translation pans out, the beta is “currently” only planned for PC which, unlike the last Final Fantasy MMO — the PS2’s Final Fantasy XI — is also being used as the lead platform.