Final Fantasy 14 Director: Xbox One and Switch Versions Should Have Cross-Platform Play

Director discusses hurdles facing the MMO.

Posted By | On 23rd, Jun. 2017 Under News


No, Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn isn’t out on the Xbox One or Nintendo Switch but director Naoki Yoshida has expressed his desire to make it happen.

Speaking to Kotaku, Yoshida reiterated his desire to have “as many players to be on FFXIV as possible” and noted that “conversations have been had with Phil Spencer of Microsoft, and the upper management teams of Nintendo.”

However, Yoshida has a condition. “The game has to have the capability of cross-platform play.” He also said that companies don’t look at how an MMORPG can be affected by updates to online services.

“Those can become a hurdle when we consider operating FFXIV for an extended period of time. So when I talk to those first-party companies, I ask them, ‘Do you have the capability to prepare for that, do you have the resolve that you’re going to make sure to take responsibility and take care of those, do you have that willingness?’

“If we are able to come to some sort of agreement, a handshake so to speak, or if it does end up being that unfortunately we can’t do a handshake with Final Fantasy XIV, either way we’ll make sure to communicate with our players. But we have been tenacious–we’ve been trying to keep at it and be persistent about our conversations.”

Until then you’re going to have to be satisfied playing Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn on PS4 and PC. Thoughts? Let us know in the comments.


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