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Square-Enix still showing interest in bringing Final Fantasy XIV to Switch, having "positive discussions"

We've heard a few times now that Square-Enix has some interest in bringing Final Fantasy XIV to the Switch. The opportunity came up once again to ask Square-Enix how that was going, and Final Fantasy XIV dev Naoki Yoshida had the following to say.

"I'd like to open it up to as many platforms as possible - we want to include as many players as possible. Not just Switch - even Xbox, if it's interested in this, we'd like to open it up. We'd like to have it on as much hardware as possible. Even though the hardware might be different, they will be playing in the same world - it has to have cross server function. That's something that's at the core of FF14, so we'd want to keep that as a policy.

We have no intention to divide the servers per platform - we're working with one big community. I'm interested in other platforms, of course - I hope those first parties change their policies or mindsets. I'm an MMORPG gamer - I'd love to play with many people globally, and we've been talking to those platforms about getting it on their hardware. Positive discussion is ongoing. It's not as if we're not doing anything - we are actually talking to them, and the platform holders are showing their attitude in a more positive way."

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Hmm.....when did the conversation include 14? I feel like this is the first time I'm noticing we're not talking about 15.

The talk came around the time the Switch was announced and released.
It was the first Final Fantasy game mention to have a chance at coming with just Nintendo input.

But trust me. Switch owners are better off not getting Final Fantasy XV if you loved Final Fantasy I-X.

It's a better game and would sell more than a XV port would I bet.

KH3 for Switch needs to be prioritised moreover, mind [then FFVII Remake].

mr_ry
Fri Nov 24 17 02:19pm
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Personally, I don't care for the FF MMOs. Main games or bust. XV is probably a lost cause but I guess the one hope for future games is if they stick with Unreal Engine 4. The Switch is out so there's plenty of time to plan and get experience working with the hardware.

Please focus on bringing your new, upcoming games to Switch and less on ports of older titles.

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