What the beta testers got are a old HDD Utility disc, similar to the first version of the japanese HDD utility disc (2001)
It's not beta software.
Beta software is the Square Enix discs. Square-Enix, not sony need the HDDs back, because there is tracking data and logs on the HDDs, which need to be analyzed so they can optimize their network based on the retrieved information. I presume the HDDs will then be wiped and re-sent to the users. I don't know if Sony has plans to replace the Utility disc for BBNavi software, like it did in Japan, (They offered the BBNavi disc on shops, so they sold them) but I'm sure the HDD Utility disc is enough to allow you to use the HDD to it's full extent.
By the way, BBNavi .30 eat about 3 gigs of disk space on the HDD after installed. With the HDD Utility disc you get like 38 gigs free while with the BBNavi you get like 34 gigs free
Edit : just to mention, the US HDD Discs are dated from 11/2001. So they have the discs ready for about 2 years. Think about that.
(I have a strong belief SONY pulled out the US HDD to foil Squaresoft plans to back then release FFXI in USA)
Last edited by l_oliveira; 08-10-2003 at 01:26 AM.
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