“It’d be really great if we could put it on the newer, stronger hardware too.”
The Xbox One Scorpio is now finally ‘real’ (as is the PS4 Neo, to a lesser, more muted extent)- which means that developers are free to talk about the new console and consider it in their development plans. One such developer, who sounded off on what Microsoft are calling the ‘most powerful console ever made,’ is Hajime Tabata, director of the eagerly anticipated Final Fantasy 15.
Speaking to Gamespot, Tabata revealed that even though he was a part of Microsoft’s E3 presser, he had not been briefed on the new machine, so the announcement took him by surprise. “I was there waiting in the green room, and I go ‘Ooh wow, what’s that?'” he explained. He also said that, based on the specs, the machine appears to have a lot of potential- and that it is something he would be interested in making Final Fantasy 15 compatible with.
“It’d be really great though if we could have Final Fantasy 15 something we can play on the current-generation Xbox One and PS4, also give them that choice that when the new, stronger-generation hardware comes out, to have them play at that level as well,” he said. “I’d really like to be able give them that.”
Final Fantasy 15 is due out on September 30 on Xbox One and PS4. The Xbox One Scorpio is slated for a release in Holiday 2017.