Well folks, it looks like Final Fantasy XIV's relaunch has started ramping up. A handful of early screenshots and concept art were revealed at this years E3 event. Then, last week, Square Enix revamped the FFXIV website and released an interesting (albeit CG heavy) trailer which revealed that the 2.0 moniker had been changed to A Realm Reborn. Among the interesting Final Fantasy fanservice you can see throughout the trailer are meteor, magitek armor, a behemoth bellowing with a crystal tower in the background, and even the allusion to the Warriors of Light. Actual gameplay footage and an on stage playthrough are being planned for this year’s Gamescom event in Cologne, Germany which takes place August 15th - 19th. After that the PS3 beta testing should be getting underway sometime between October and December.
In the months leading up to Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, the existing game world will be undergoing massive changes in the "Seventh Umbral Era" in-game event, which will provide players with a storyline, quests, and achievements that will not be able to be accessed again once Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is released, giving a little something back to those who are currently playing the game.