Despite having a miserable first year, resulting in a total re-development and re-launch, Final Fantasy XIV has gone on to become one of the most popular MMORPGs out there. This is likely in part due to its well-received console ports for PS3 and PS4, with clever and accessible control options.

Now, at the European Final Fantasy XIV Fan Fest held in Frankfurt, producer Naoki Yoshida stated that he’d like to see the console port make its way to the Nintendo Switch, albeit on one condition – cross-platform play.

Yoshida states that “they absolutely don’t want to create a boxed off version of the game that can’t interact with the others.” This would mean shared servers across platforms.

Square Enix already has one MMO planned for Switch, at least in Japan – Dragon Quest X. Yet to see any form of announcement in the West, the tenth main Dragon Quest entry was first released back in 2012 and is now available to play on Wii, 3DS, Wii U and Windows, with ports planned for PS4 and Switch.

We’ll be sure to bring you more news on Final Fantasy XIV if Square Enix decides to push ahead with a port. For now, PS4 and PC owners can eagerly await the June 30th release of the next expansion, Stormblood.


Source: GameSpot

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