dark        

Square explains why there's no Final Fantasy XIV for Xbox

0

Unable to share servers cross-platform

Microsoft's policies for Xbox Live are the reason there isn't an Xbox 360 or Xbox One version of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, director Naoki Yoshida tells RPG Site. "The main reason from our side is that I don't want the community to be divided; to be split into two or more," he said.

"For example, one player might be on the PC version, another might be on the PS4 version, and I'm playing the Xbox version -- but we're not able to join the same game servers. That is just ... I just don't like the idea. I disagree with it. To be frankly honest with you, there are now so many mobile devices, smart phones, everything -- why would you ever just stick to one platform from the hardware aspect? Just -- make it open to everyone? That's my opinion."

And while Microsoft obviously has its reason for closing off the platform, this is a shame for players knowing how well A Realm Reborn is shaping up. "I would love for as many players as possible to enjoy the game worldwide, so from a business point of view it could make sense to have it on the Xbox platforms," explained Yoshida. "But as I mentioned earlier, that would bring about the tragedy that somebody might have to give up their existing character. Then players might get frustrated, and then they ask us -- 'Square Enix, can't you do something?' and then... yeah. Unless that happens, we can't really do anything."

FF14 Director: A Realm Reborn skipping Xbox is still down to Microsoft [RPG Site]


You are logged out. Login | Sign up

 
 

 

TwitterRedditEmailFacebook
 
Jordan Devore
Jordan DevoreCo-EIC   gamer profile

Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random pictures. They are anything but random. Disclosure: I backed Double Fine Adventure and Awesomenauts: Starstorm on Kickst... more + disclosures


 



Also on destructoid: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn   (162)   From our database:

  • Final Fantasy XIV's next patch wll once again deal with Final Fantasy Tactics - Chris Carter
  • Final Fantasy XIV's long-awaited 4.25 Eureka patch is live, here's how to access it - Chris Carter
  • Final Fantasy XIV's in-house band is releasing their first album soon - Chris Carter
  • Final Fantasy XIV now has a Dragon Ball style power-up emote - Chris Carter
  • Hildibrand will return in Final Fantasy XIV's latest patch as fans anxiously await Eureka - Chris Carter
  • Final Fantasy XIV's Sapporo snow sculpture is gorgeous - Chris Carter
  • Final Fantasy XIV's 4.2 massive patch notes detail changes, classic boss fights - Chris Carter
  • Patch 4.2 coming later this month for Final Fantasy XIV, will heavily focus on Final Fantasy VI - Chris Carter
  • Final Fantasy XIV is running a free login campaign until early January - Chris Carter
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #Final Fantasy #MMO #PC #PS4 #Square Enix

    READER COMMENTS LOADING BELOW...


    LET'S KEEP THE COMMUNITY GREAT


    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!



     
     
  •