Final Fantasy XIV open beta postponed

Update: And it’s back on track.

Original story: Final Fantasy XIV‘s public beta, previously scheduled to begin later today or early tomorrow depending on where you’re from, has slipped; an apparent last minute discovery of “critical bugs” has been put forth as the culprit.

Also delayed is the issuing of registration codes, and downloads of the installer will be suspended when the public testing was initially scheduled to start.

The game is still scheduled for launch in late September, but the fate of the beta remains unclear for now; Square Enix will be issuing a new schedule “at a later date.”