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Final Fantasy 14 Could Be On Its Way to Xbox One

Square Enix is in negotiations with Microsoft to bring the Final Fantasy MMO to the Xbox One.


Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn is already available on PS4, PS3, and PC, but it looks like it could be headed elsewhere. Director Naoki Yoshida told Polygon that Square Enix and Microsoft are in talks to bring the MMO to the Xbox One.

One of the reasons Final Fantasy 14 hasn't made its way to the Microsoft console is because of the lack of cross-platform play. In the last few months, Microsoft announced its support for cross-platform play across Xbox One and Windows 10--it's also come out to say that it's ready to connect the Xbox One to the PS4. Yoshida said Microsoft reached out to them about the "cross-platform opportunity," but it's not going to happen just yet.

"When our team reviewed the regulations that are associated with that, we realized that Microsoft may not have the experience or understanding of running an MMORPG as an online game genre just yet," he said. "The Final Fantasy 14 team has fed back to Microsoft that there are certain elements of its regulations that we would have to consider waived. We're waiting on Microsoft's response for that, but we are having discussions."

Yoshida also commented on the PS3, saying that the developer will continue to support the older console "through the 3.x series of patches." He added that fans will be kept up to date if anything changes.

Final Fantasy 14's latest expansion, Heavensward, received a score of 9 in GameSpot's review. Critic Pete Davison said, "While new players--or those who never beat A Realm Reborn's complete story--may feel aggravated at being locked-out of the expansion until they catch up, there's little denying that Final Fantasy XIV as a whole offers astonishing value for those willing to immerse themselves, and it will only continue to grow and expand over time."

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