Square Enix Opens Up about Bringing Final Fantasy XIV to Xbox One
As some of you might’ve heard, Final Fantasy XIV director, Naoki Yoshida, talked about the rumor of Final Fantasy 14 leaving the Playstation 3 in a recent interview by Polygon. He stated, “At this point, we’ve already declared that we’ll continue to fully support the PS3 through the 3.x series of patches. That’s about all we can say at this point. If anything changes with that, we’ll be sure to update our players so that they are aware.” FFXIV PS3 players may be saddened when the developer stops supporting PS3, but they can’t do anything about it. What we can, though, is hoping for Final Fantasy XIV for Xbox One.
Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn is currently available on PC, PS3 and PS4, and many have been waiting for it to be available on Xbox One. Square Enix has finally opened up about Final Fantasy XIV for Xbox One. Naoki Yoshida shared his thoughts about the chance of the popular MMO coming to Xbox One:
“Microsoft actually approached the Final Fantasy 14 team about the cross-platform opportunity. When our team reviewd the regulations that are associated with that, we realized that Microsoft may not have the experience or understanding of running an MMORPG as an online game genre just yet. The Final Fantasy 14 team has fed back to Microsoft that there are certain elements of its regulations that we would have to consider waived. We’re waiting on Microsoft’s response for that, but we are having discussions.”
So, now we know for sure that one of the reasons why our all-time favorite video game hasn’t made its way to Xbox One yet is due to the lack of cross-platform play. Well, we’ve heard that before, and it still saddens us anyway. It is very unfortunate because we know that Microsot has been boasting the use of cross-platform play. It was said that the Xbox One was now fully capable of such things, but to date, we’ve got no Final Fantasy XIV for Xbox One. Still, we should not lose hope. We heard how the Final Fantasy 14 director said that they are waiting for a response from Microsoft—just finger crossed that Microsoft will get back to them with a good news. Keep an eye out for the possibility of Final Fantasy XIV for Xbox One coming true.