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Final Fantasy XIV

Over the past couple of years, we’ve repeatedly heard from Final Fantasy XIV director Naoki Yoshida about wanting to have the MMORPG on more platforms, including Switch. The only barrier brought up in the past relates to cross-platform play. Nintendo and Microsoft fully support the feature, and Sony is starting to get on board as well. That means a Switch version is even more likely to happen now.

Speaking with GameSpot, Yoshida confirmed that Square Enix is still talking with Nintendo as well as other companies and are currently “in negotiations”. He said:

Square Enix has said on numerous occasions that Final Fantasy XIV could be a possibility for Switch. This has been discussed even when the system was known as NX. Our last update was in November of last year, when director / producer Naoki Yoshida said that he wants the MMORPG on as many platforms as possible.

Since then, nothing has changed. Yoshida again told VGR that he and the rest of his team want “as many to play as possible.” Discussions are also still taking place with Nintendo to see if Final Fantasy XIV can come to Switch and Xbox One with cross-play with the PC and PS4 versions. Yoshida added he “hopes to announce something as soon as we can.”

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The possibility of Final Fantasy XIV on Switch is something we’ve heard about for awhile now. Director Naoki Yoshida first mentioned the interest there back in 2015 when Nintendo’s console was still known as NX. He’s reiterated that interest a few different times throughout 2017.

Fortunately, nothing has changed. Yoshida still wants to make Final Fantasy XIV happen on Switch since they want to reach as many people as possible, and apparently “positive discussions” are taking place. The only requirement he has is for everyone to play in the same world.

Final Fantasy XIV possibly coming to Switch is something that producer Naoki Yoshida has commented on fairly regularly. We’ve heard him weigh in on things as early as August 2015, back when Nintendo’s console was known as NX.

Kotaku once again asked Yoshida about Final Fantasy XIV on Switch in a recent interview. He unsurprisingly said that he’s still very much open the idea. However, he also stressed the importance of having cross-play.

Yoshida’s latest comments are as follows:

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 finder.com.au.

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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During the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival in Europe earlier today, Square Enix commented on a possible version of the game for Switch. It’s under “consideration”, the company said.

In August 2015, director and producer Naoki Yoshida stated that Square Enix was open to putting Final Fantasy XIV on Switch, when it was called NX. It sounds like things are slightly more concrete, though we still don’t have a confirmation of it actually happening.

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Final Fantasy XIV may have a shot of coming to the NX. Director and producer Naoki Yoshida has said that he’s waiting to know when the console will be released, and the company would need to talk with Nintendo about the policies regarding cross-platform gameplay before a port can be considered. Note that negotiations with Nintendo have not yet been started.

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Square Enix has a pretty big collaboration in store between its Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest IPs. Fantasy XI, Dragon Quest X, and Final Fantasy XIV will all be connected through upcoming activities.

Here’s a comprehensive rundown:

– Sage from Dragon Quest X takes a Great Ark to visit Final Fantasy XI
– Sage is looking for a lost slime
– Comes with a Monstrosity event which lets you play as Blue Slime
– Can get special Slime gear
– Spriggan, a monster from the world of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will suddenly show up in Vana’diel
– Moogles can talk to Spriggans
– Can control the monster using a Monstrosity
– Get Spriggan equipment as well
– In Final Fantasy XIV, the powerful Tarutaru black mage Shantotto from Final Fantasy XI appears in Eorzea
– Can fight Shantotto in a FATE (Full Active Time Event)
– Defeat her and she’ll join you as a minion
– Another FATE has players fight Golems from Dragon Quest X and if you win you get a tiny Golem minion
– Shantotto shows up in Dragon Quest X
– If you help her find materials for black magic you can get a Chocobo hat
– Moogle from Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn also gives Dragon Quest X players a quest
– Complete it to receive a Cactaur Mask

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