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“There is certainly a chance” of Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition coming to Switch, says director

Posted on August 26, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Square Enix’s Hajime Tabata stirred up quite a storm this week. When he appeared on a Twitch stream to promote Final Fantasy XV, he strong hinted that the game will be ending up on Switch in some form.

To recap, Tabata teased:

You asked the question, what other things do we have planned in the future? We can’t give you any complete, solid details right at the moment but for our policy writers we very much do want to move out and do as much as we can with the game, with the franchise. There’s another certain console out there people may be thinking of; sounds little bit like you guys, your name, “Twitch”… I think we’ll just leave it there.

Everyone on Final Fantasy XV, they love this specific console that sounds a lot like “Twitch” – you may want to think something about that in the future.

Following up on what Tabata said, IGN spoke with the Final Fantasy XV director and asked if the game’s newly-announced Pocket Edition could be coming to Switch. He didn’t rule out the possibility, stating:

“There is certainly a chance. It’s certainly not zero. Obviously we’d have to think about what the meaning and what the significance of bringing this to Switch would be. You know, whether people would want to play it and whether it would be the right thing to do for our team.”

Tabata also said that Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition currently lacks controller support. If it came to Switch, it would either operate primarily as a touchscreen game, or Square Enix would need to add those controls in.

In any case, what we can take away from everything said this week is that Square Enix is almost certainly cooking up something related to Final Fantasy XV for Switch.


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