'Final Fantasy' Latest Rumors, News and Updates: Square Enix Wants To Bring Final Fantasy XIV To Xbox One
If you've always wanted to play Square Enix's popular MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, but you mostly game on an Xbox One, then here might be some good news on the horizon.
Polygon reports that Microsoft, who had announced at E3 that players would soon be able to play together on both Xbox One and Windows, had already approached Square Enix about putting FFXIV on their console. PC, Playstation 3, and Playstation 4 players already enjoy the experience of adventuring around Eorzea with one another, while Microsoft's strict cross-platforming regulations surrounding the Xbox One have hindered it from being a part of the fun.
Square Enix is definitely interested at the cross-platform possibilities, but FFXIV director Naoki Yoshida says that it's not that easy; both sides are still going to have to review their negotiations and what's legally allowed by Microsoft at this stage, as well as Microsoft's capability of hosting an MMORPG of this scale. "When our team reviewed 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," Yoshida said to Polygon. "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."
As for the Playstation 3, which FFXIV also appears in and is sure to slowly lose both Sony and third-party support as the years go by, Square Enix is still fully committed to keeping the game up for the time being. "At this point, we've already declared that we'll continue to fully support the PS3 through the 3.x series of patches," Yoshida also told Polygon. The game's latest patch, Patch 3.3 a.k.a. Revenge of the Horde, went out last week. "If anything changes with that, we'll be sure to update our players so that they are aware."