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Final Fantasy XIV still a possibility for Switch, discussions with Nintendo may take awhile

Posted on June 5, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Square Enix has mentioned on a couple of occasions that Final Fantasy XIV is a possibility for Switch. This is something that director Naoki Yoshida reiterated once again while speaking with

According to Yoshida, discussions with Nintendo are ongoing. However, when putting Final Fantasy XIV on a new platform, supporting the community is a shared responsibility between Square Enix and Nintendo. The two sides are talking about this (and likely more), but Yoshida said that “these conversations will take a long time.”

Yoshida’s full words:

“We want as many players joining Final Fantasy XIV as possible. …We need to make sure Nintendo and Microsoft understand what we do and have them know about our online and QA regulations. We believe these conversations will take a long time.”


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  • Operative

    This would be such a great game for the switch.

  • Tlink7

    What engine does this game run on? If the Switch supports it, then I see no reason not to port FF XIV to Nintendo’s latest machine. More sales, more better

    • Shonenfan

      Its not even on xbox one. Have you even read the article? Regulations policy

      • Tlink7

        Hasn’t Nintendo had full-online games before?

        • Shonenfan

          Recent online onlyMmorpg from 3rd party? No

        • MajoraMan28

          Dragon Quest X

    • amak11

      It’s not an engine problem it’s a politics problem. They need to talk to Nintendo

      • Tlink7

        Still that childish feud? It has been years…

        • Actually, I don’t think that’s it in this case. Especially given how XI was treated on PS2 vs PC. Which makes logical sense, but the fact that it actually made sense is telling, lol.

          I think it does have to do with the nature of how Square side handles online vs Enix side even.

    • Androzz

      This game was downgraded af because of the PS3, it’s more about the fact that this is a cross platform shared server game, so far, PS4 players can play with PC/Steam players no problem.

      • Tlink7

        Ohh it’s an online game. Derp.

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  • Dascylus

    Square Enix will demand Nintendo allow it to be cross-play with PC and PS4, as well as not require their premium online service. Microsoft refused to allow cross-play (and MMOs at the time required Xbox Live Gold to play on Xbox One, but this requirement has been lifted over time), which is the #1 reason it never came to Xbox.

    • Fandangle

      That and in general it’s a bad idea. IIRC the earlier versions of the game on PS3 is kind of gimping the newer version by requiring the game to actually run on the PS3 so the environments are suffering in size and quality. Porting the game on a weaker platform than PS4 is kind of a bad idea.

  • I dont understand why the xbox one version never comes since FFXI was cross platform between PC/Xbox360/PS2

  • I mean, this would be great. . . but I also want XI on Switch? x’D;

    But you can do it, Yoshi-P and Ninty!

  • Locky Mavo

    So how is this suppose work now that, of all companies, Sony don’t want to play ball with cross-play?