Possibly. I saw the August 27th date previously, but then I read a post from Square saying that they had not yet decided on a release date. This was on the beta forums in the past week or so. I agree with you that it should be clarified tomorrow, as soon as it is translated. I see that it will run on Twitch - though you'd have to understand Japanese to follow it. One fun thing is that you can download the character creation software and make your characters before open beta. Nice for the new players. Like you I'm hopeful that they will launch on August 27, seeing as there isn't much else out there that's interesting right now.