Lots of people are getting excited about the above message, which is currently being displayed on the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Beta Application Website. The message states that beta registration is scheduled to begin August 17, 2013.
Does this mean that we can expect the last phase of beta testing for A Realm Reborn to start on this date? We don’t know, and Square Enix hasn’t said anything to clarify.
However, Square Enix will be saying a lot of things next week during their 8th Letter From The Producer LIVE (which we’ll be providing live commentary on). I’d bet my Chocobo that we’ll get clarification on this, and a start date for open beta during that stream.