Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is prepping to head into its third round of beta testing this month, inviting PlayStation 3 gamers to join their fellow adventurers on the PC for some good old fashioned questing, looting and riding around on giant yellow birds.

Final Fantasy XIV has traveled a very rocky road up until this point. The game originally launched in Japan and was so panned by critics and players alike that its subscription service never even kicked in. The original game was basically scrapped and new team members were brought in to fix what was turning into a massive loss of money and credit for Square Enix.

Now, a couple years later, and Final Fantasy XIV is ready to become A Realm Reborn. Whether or not the kinks have been ironed out, or if the game is even enjoyable this time around, remains to be seen. But while PC beta testers have had an opportunity to test out a bunch of the game's content, the beta phase is nearly ready to head to consoles, beginning with the PlayStation 3 on June 14.

“Beta phase three introduces the PlayStation 3 version of the game into the mix for the very first time and PlayStation 3 gamers will be able to experience the captivating world of Eorzea alongside PC players due to the game's cross-platform functionality,” reads a statement from Square Enix. “Beta phase three testers will also gain access to a huge amount of new content, including the introduction of the city states of Ul'dah and Limsa Lominsa.”

So PS3 players will be able to enjoy the game right alongside the PC crowd and all new areas are being opened up starting June 14 for the new beta phase. Even better, one of those areas is called Limsa Lominsa, which is just fun as hell to say.

If you're looking to get in on the PS3 testing, you can sign up at the official site. Otherwise, look for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn to arrive on PS3 and PC on Aug. 27.

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