Final Fantasy 14 Starter Edition can be downloaded for free from the PlayStation Store right now.
It's free until May 26, Square Enix said.
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Once you've downloaded it, Final Fantasy 14 Starter Edition is free forever. Usefully, the 11.33GB download includes a 30-day free play period. So essentially Final Fantasy 14 is free to play on PS4 for a month.
It's worth noting that the Final Fantasy 14 Beginner's Edition doesn't include the game's three major expansions: Heavensward, Stormblood, and Shadowbringers. But it allows you to advance to level 50.