Final Fantasy 14 is a really cool game these days.
The title is one of the most popular games on PS4: it allows players to immerse themselves in the glory of all the best parts of the Final Fantasy tradition while simultaneously exploring a rich and varied world with other online players.
The game has been an exclusive PS4 console since its launch in 2013, and Xbox One players have often pointed out their desire to see the game appear on Microsoft consoles.
Unfortunately, Sony and Square Enix have made it clear that the game will remain exclusively on the PlayStation platform when it comes to consoles … at least until recently.
In a recent Gamescom interview, Naoki Yoshida – the explicit producer and designer of Final Fantasy XIV – made some comments suggesting that we could potentially see the game arrive on Xbox One in the not too distant future.
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The interview (available in German) points out that Yoshida claimed to have been involved in the talks between Square Enix and Phil Spencer (head of Xbox) at E3 on this issue.
Lately, Square Enix has had an increasingly healthy relationship with Microsoft (Final Fantasy remasters coming to the platform and the port of Nier Automata should prove it). As such, Yoshida is pretty sure that there could be good news for Final Fantasy XIV on Xbox One "soon".
Considering that Square Enix has no immediate plans to create a new MMO (with Final Fantasy 14 as the main MMO for the company for the near future), it would make sense both to Square Enix and Microsoft to support the game on Xbox hardware … whether it is this generation or the next one.
Strangely, in April, we saw the latest expansion of the game appear for Xbox One in the Brazilian ranking, a place where many games seem to present themselves before being published.
This may have been an administration error, of course, but it's interesting to see things like that happen while Microsoft and Square Enix continue their conversations about bringing the game to other platforms.
Could we hear any more news on this upcoming report? Perhaps also at the Tokyo Games Show which takes place from 12 to 15 September.
We look forward to seeing what happens with this phenomenal console MMO.
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