Final Fantasy 15 Pocket Edition Could Release on Nintendo Switch
“Whether it would be the right thing to do” is still up in the air for dev team.
After announcing Final Fantasy 15 Pocket Edition, a mobile friendly adaptation of Final Fantasy 15 which will have 10 episodes, director Hajime Tabata expressed the possibility of it coming to the Nintendo Switch in the future.
In conversation with IGN at Gamescom, Tabata noted that, “There is certainly a chance. It’s certainly not zero. Obviously we’d have to think about what the meaning and what the significance of bringing this to Switch would be. You know, whether people would want to play it and whether it would be the right thing to do for our team.”
That being said, Final Fantasy 15 Pocket Edition doesn’t have controller support on mobiles and would likely have to be playable in handheld mode only, unlike other Switch titles that can be played in docked and handheld mode.
As noted in the Twitch Gamescom live show, Tabata hinted at the team wanting to do more with the franchise on Nintendo Switch. While no announcement came regarding Final Fantasy 15 on the hybrid console, Final Fantasy 15 Pocket Edition wouldn’t be a bad fit. After all, it’s unlikely that the Switch can handle the PS4/Xbox One version without some serious optimization and changes.
Final Fantasy 15 will head to PC in early 2018 though and also have more content in the form of the Comrades DLC (which adds co-op multiplayer) and Episode Ignis.