Final Fantasy XIV is one of Square Enix’s biggest and most popular games – making it something of an amazing comeback story after its initial launch in 2010 went so poorly. Now the game has had multiple expansions, with the latest Shadowbringers hitting this June, and the content just keeps on flowing.
One thing the development team led by Naoki Yoshida has been wanting for years, however, is to get the game in the hands of more people – specifically on Switch and Xbox One. The game is currently only on PC and PlayStation 4, with the latter’s cross-play restrictions making ports a difficult proposition. With those restrictions slowly being lifted from the likes of Fortnite and Rocket League, however, GameSpot decided to ask the port question once again. This is what Yoshida had to say:
“Talks with platform-holders has been going on. The fundamental philosophy with Final Fantasy XIV is we want it on labels with cross-platform play with any devices, hardware possible. So as long as the regulations with the counterpart hardware companies … we can actually pass that, then the possibility, the chance is quite high [of Final Fantasy XIV coming to Xbox and Nintendo systems]. So we are talking with Nintendo, Microsoft, and Google, of course; we cannot say anything at the moment because we are still in negotiations, but once we have details we can make an announcement; we can bring the news to everyone. We are currently negotiating will all those platforms.”
We will hopefully find out sooner rather than later if Sony breaks down the walls that divide players, so we can get to leveling up Jobs on the go!