Those that either live in Japan, or imported the item from a source outside of the Square Enix online shop have begun to get their hands on the Before Meteor Bluray soundtrack for Final Fantasy XIV.
For those that haven’t had the chance to get their hands on a copy, or are worried that a lack of a bluray drive on their PC will prevent them from accessing the mp3 tracks- fear not! If you have a PlayStation 3, you can choose an mp3 download option which will give you an IP address to connect to in order to download all 104 tracks (via a few zip folders) to your computer! Better yet, the files are all encoded at 320kbps and have metadata including album artwork making them ready to go for any mp3 player!
The bluray itself is very well put together, showing concept art of areas corresponding to the tracks that are playing. In the event of everyone’s favorite Moogle song from Final Fantasy XIV version 1.0, viewers are treated to the same cutscene that players witnessed before taking on the good king.
If you pre-ordered Before Meteor from a third party such as CDJapan, keep an eye out! If you pre-ordered it from Square Enix directly, the soundtrack will be available sometime around September 1st.