After the furor over the postponement of the Final Fantasy XIV open beta, Square Enix has revealed that the bug issues causing the delay have been solved. The open beta will begin on September 1, 2010 (that's today!). Here's the full press release.
We would like to take this opportunity to provide an update regarding FINAL FANTASY XIV Open Beta Test, which was announced to be postponed on Aug. 31, 2010. Along with the completion on investigation and correction of the critical issue, we have decided to begin FINAL FANTASY XIV Open Beta Test on Sep. 1, 2010 at 19:00 (PDT). Starting on Sep. 1, 2010 at 19:00 (PDT), acquisition of registration code required for FINAL FANTASY XIV Open Beta Test will be available.
We are looking forward to your participation in FINAL FANTASY XIV Open Beta Test!
Read more here.
Ed note: Sorry for the confusion. The press release I received in mail said Sept 2 but the official site says Sept 1.