Square Enix announced today that the PS4 version of Final Fantasy XIV will be released on April 14th. Players can pre-order the game now which will come in special editions as well. The great thing is that PS3 owners will be able to migrate over with no added cost.

From the press release:

    Square Enix Ltd., today announced the PlayStation®4 system version of FINAL FANTASY® XIV: A REALM REBORN™ will be released 14th April, 2014. Official service will begin on the same day.

    *Pre-orders start today, 27th January, 2014.
    *Pre-order bonuses are Early Access (allowing you to play before the official service starts) and two new in-game items.
    *The limited PS4 Collector’s Edition will also be released on 14th April with seven special items.
    *Transferring to the PS4 version for existing PS3 players is free!

    Pre-order Bonuses
    Early Access
    This bonus allows you to play the PS4 version a few days before the service starts. Early Access period is planned from 11th April, 2014 (Friday) to 13th April, 2014 (Sunday).

    In-game Items: Mog Cap & Cait Sith Doll Minion

    How you receive your pre-order code may vary depending on the store at which you place your pre-order.
    The code will be distributed at the start of April. Please check the product website at a later date for full details.

    PS4 Collector’s Edition
    The PS4 Collector’s Edition of FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn includes seven special items. Two of these are new additional items that were not included in the PS3 and PC Collector’s Edition.

    Two new Collector’s Edition in-game items: Fat Chocobo Mount & Wind-up Moogle Minion

    Players who own the Ver 1.0 CE or A Realm Reborn PS3 or PC version CE will be given the above two new additional in-game items at the same time as launch.

    Collector’s Edition Special Items

    FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Exclusive Box
    FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Artbook –The Art of Eorzea :A Realm Reimagined–
    FINAL FANTASY XIV Seventh Umbral Era Special Movie Content Disc –The Waning of the Sixth Sun–
    In-game Items: Fat Chocobo mount / Coeurl Mount / Behemoth Barding / Wind-up Moogle / Baby Behemoth / Helm of Light
    FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Special Soundtrack –The Sounds of Eorzea–
    FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Art Card Set
    FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Themed Security Token

    Transfer from PS3 version is Free!
    Players with the PS3 version of FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn can transfer to PS4 for free. Existing PS3 character data can also be used.

    Transfer is scheduled to start from 11th April (Friday).
    Details of how to transfer will be revealed at a later date.
    Once you transfer to the PS4 version, you cannot play the PS3 version any longer.
    If you want to play both versions, please also purchase the PS4 version.
    If you have several service accounts on PS3, you can transfer them all to PS4.

    PS4 Beta Test
    The PS4 Beta test will start on 22nd February (Saturday) – anyone with a PS4 can join!