FFXIV Xbox Release Date, Beta, Crossplay, and Game Pass Details

Learn all about Final Fantasy XIV coming to Xbox!

by Noah Nelson
Image: Square Enix

In today’s Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival 2023, we learned that FFXIV is coming to Xbox. Previously, FFXIV was only available on PlayStation and PC. However, we now know that FFXIV is coming to Xbox! Here’s everything we know.

FFXIV Xbox Release Date

FFXIV is coming to Xbox in Spring 2024. This is perfect timing because it’s just before the new expansion, Dawntrail, comes out.

Related: FFXIV Dawntrail: Release Date, New Jobs, Locations, and Story Details

How to Sign Up for the FFXIV Beta

If you want to be the first to play FFXIV on Xbox, you need to sign up for the open beta. The FFXIV open beta is coming during patch 6.5X, so keep your eyes out for that. Like on other platforms, FFXIV is only available digitally on Xbox, but you can enjoy the beta as soon as 6.5X comes out.

Is FFXIV Coming to Xbox Game Pass?

There is no word on FFXIV coming to Xbox Game Pass which makes me think it’s not coming to Game Pass. If it were, that announcement would be a big deal and Square Enix would definitely want to reveal that.

However, I could definitely be wrong. There is no confirmation if FFXIV is or isn’t coming to Xbox Game Pass, so we’ll have to wait and see.

Is Xbox FFXIV Crossplay and Cross Progression?

It was confirmed at the showcase that the FFXIV Xbox version will be crossplay between PlayStation and PC, which is really exciting.

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However, there wasn’t an answer given on FFXIV Xbox cross progression. There is cross progression between PC and PlayStation, so I’d imagine there will be cross progression between FFXIV Xbox, PC, and PlayStation. However, the confirmed answer is yet to be revealed.

Is FFXIV Available on Xbox One?

Naoki Yoshida confirmed that FFXIV is coming to Xbox Series X|S. It supports 4K on Xbox Series X but is playable on Xbox Series X|S. However, is FFXIV available on Xbox One?

FFXIV is available on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4, so I would think that FFXIV is coming to Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One. However, it wasn’t revealed that FFXIV will be available on Xbox One, so we have to wait and see. It’s possible that Microsoft only wants FFXIV on their best consoles, but it could also be true that FFXIV will be playable on Xbox One.

- This article was updated on July 28th, 2023

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From his early days of blog-style music, movie, and game reviews to working as the Esports Writer at Coastline Community College, Noah Nelson now works fulltime as a Staff Writer for Attack of the Fanboy and PC Invasion. He has been helping gamers everywhere with Destiny 2 god rolls, Warzone 2 DMZ missions, and collectibles in any indie game for over a year and a half. His Bachelor's Degree in English Rhetoric and Composition with a minor in Journalism from CSULB has shaped him to be a strong writer and editor. His fondest gaming memory is playing Sly Cooper 2 after begging his mom (for hours) to play it before his birthday and he still cries myself to sleep remembering the time he accidentally saved over his 99% completion save file in Kingdom Hearts 2.