Phil Spencer Explains Why Final Fantasy 14 Isn’t on Xbox One

“It’s business”.

Posted By | On 21st, Sep. 2015 Under News


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Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn, Square Enix’s popular MMORPG, is currently available on PS4 and PC. Compared to its initial release, it’s had quite the reception and even its new expansion Heavensward was positively received. So why isn’t it on Xbox One?

Xbox division boss Phil Spencer didn’t have too much to say on the matter when talking to IGN. “It’s business.” However, he added that when it comes to exclusive deals for third party titles, “You see us doing less of it now–[I’ve found] it’s not something I’m a huge fan of.”

Though Microsoft does have timed exclusivity over Rise of the Tomb Raider, Spencer has commented in the past that such third party deals will become less and less as time goes on despite the company being on good terms with third party developers.

What are your thoughts on this, especially considering how integral fans of certain games like Call of Duty, which now has a timed exclusivity arrangement with Sony? Let us know in the comments.


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