Sony plans to bundle the HDD with the game (this is not confirmed yet,) also the game is being hosted by square (not sony) on their servers. And You gott to remember it is a Square game not Sony they only own 19% in shares so their realy don't have much to say in how or who will release the game. But if my source is correct there will be an aggrement between the 2 companies on how it will be released ( as a bundle.)
I know that Digital Devoid, its just that i applied for the test..and im just kinda dissapointed i didnt get in,
(the PS2 beta one), BUT there is still hope! That ATI PC beta sign page, i signed up like the day it was posted on the ATI page, so...I really really hope i at least get into the ATI FFXI PC beta test. It'll be great if i can.
I live in Houston, Texas, and havent gotten a confirmation on the FFXI PS2 beta test yet, but i still hope to get one even if i didnt get an email. But what bugs me is that all members of the gamers advisory panel that checked the option for beta testing, should have been picked to test FFXI automatically. If we are suppose to "shape the future" on Playstation gaming and whatnot, how can we without testing the latest games? Furthermore, since they say sony is going to publish the english version of FFXI on PS2 and not squareenix ( they are publishing the PC version) thats even the more reason all of us gamer advisory panel members should have been picked. But then again you never know. We might get a beta kit sometime before the test is over....But thats kinda how the EQOA beta test went. Many people got to test for the game, and never got an email confirming them being accepted. But i really really want to beta test this game, so im gonna keep hope alive.