Latest info shows that the Beta Phase 4 of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will be the long awaited Open Beta and will be released in August. To be able to play from the first day there are some things you need to do.
Players who don’t have a beta code will have to register before Monday, July 22nd 2013. After this date the beta registration website will be closed and won’t be available until the beginning of the open beta. There are no details yet about people who already registered but didn’t receive a beta key.
Players that took part in the Closed Beta will be able to participate automatically and those who have an unused beta key will be able to register the code until 10:00 PM PDT July 30, 2013.
During Phase 4 Open Beta the PlayStation 3 version will be available, character created during this phase will be carried over to the official release, and will feature more than 20 Worlds and all character customization options.
The exact date of Open Beta will be revealed soon. If you want to see some random images of upcoming and in-development content click here and be sure to check the Final Fantasy XIV ARR: TV Commercial.
UPDATE: Check Open Beta Date Announced for the release date.