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Submitted by Abriael 621d ago | news

Microsoft Offers New Final Fantasy XIV Illustration and Windows Theme on the day of Next Xbox Reveal

Today the partnership between Microsoft and Square Enix reached its climax with the release of a new and beautiful illustration by Lead Character Designer Akihiko Yoshida and a full fledged Windows theme, sparking more speculation on a possible Next Xbox reveal. (Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Microsoft, PC, PS3, Xbox One)

slpknt6sic6  +   621d ago
Final Fantasy versus xiii....
Abriael  +   621d ago
... Is not what this article is talking about.
slpknt6sic6  +   621d ago
I know that, im just saying deep pockets Microsoft might try to steal an exclusive from sony. I hope to god it doesnt happened im just saying its not impossible. Especially since they got desperate with being behind on games and stuff.
DragonKnight  +   621d ago
@slpknt6sic6: Not likely. Not impossible, but not likely. One, Nomura is a confirmed PS fan. Two, rumours suggest that VSXIII is going to be renamed and that Sony has helped fund the project, which eliminates all possibility of a multiplat. But as that is a rumour, nothing is certain. Still, the likelihood of MS stealing VSXIII at this point is slim to none as they have other things to focus on.
darkpower  +   621d ago
It would be foolish, anyway. One of the 360's main issues was the lack of high quality exclusives that people wanted to play. Everything was third party stuff with exclusive DLC or maps or something else that you had to buy extra. They need their own games, and getting another PS exclusive would only complicate that effort further and would just make this next system into more of the same.

It's probably 14, which was supposed to at some point reach the 360, anyway, but didn't because of MS's stubborness to let people on XBL play with those on other platforms. Maybe MS learned their lessons and will allow such on the next console, which would actually be a plus despite what I just said before.
shoddy  +   621d ago
Yay more multi plat games
MaxXAttaxX  +   620d ago
I think it's for PC, not Xbox One.
FFXIV has always been on PC and PS3.
Pyrrhus  +   621d ago
Logically, if SE released a great deal of info on Versus it would be after they give more solid info on FF14 and Lightning Returns.

Remember that SE likes to disappoint, its no use getting our hopes up on Versus yet..
THamm  +   621d ago
Wow at the shock in the room
Minato-Namikaze  +   621d ago
Maybe this is news SE was talking about last week? I dont think SE will be going down the route of giving the Xbox any more exclusives. Many Japanese companies seem to be focusing on Nintendo and Sony more at the moment.
Pyrrhus  +   621d ago
Well considering the fact the Playstation is the most popular console in the homeland of Sony...
It was amusing that people thought it meant FFV13 would be coming to Xbox, predominently since SE have divulged very little on FF14 and FF13:LR.

Today we will most likely see FF14 coming to next gen consoles.
Grlpants  +   621d ago
Could this be a hint of what is may launch with the new Xbox!? >_<
Jreca  +   621d ago
FF14 for nextbox is more likely with every piece of news. We'll wait and see in some hours.
Heavenly King  +   621d ago
so far as I know Xbox Live policy is not "compatible" with mmos.
Abriael  +   621d ago
True, and that's why I was skeptical as well, but they may very well change the policy for the new console.
Zechs34  +   621d ago
FFXI basically launched with the console and is still playable today... Jus sayin
Abriael  +   621d ago
That's kind of different, because FFXI was launched before the current policies were put in place. We'll have to wait and see.
Iceman X  +   621d ago
FFXI didn't launch with 360 it came out 3 or 2 years later, after pc ,ps2 had it.
Jek_Porkins  +   621d ago
Look into Class4 by Undead Labs and the MMO Lionhead Studios is working on. Rules change, and MMO's were something missing from this generation, I think with new hardware, it's entirely possible to get them on consoles and the next Xbox in particular.
mwjw696  +   621d ago
FFXI, Phantasy Star Universe, and Defiance would beg to differ. I think there was one more but I can't remeber the name.
Dread  +   621d ago
defiance?
NYC_Gamer  +   621d ago
FF14 supports Windows so why not team up?
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r21  +   621d ago
Possible console port for nextbox? or likely for xbox 360? All will be revealed in just a few hours left.
Coltrane_C  +   621d ago
if FFXIV is coming on Next Xbox then it should be on Ps4 as well but I wonder if MS will have any solid MMOs this go around
HeavenlySnipes  +   621d ago
lol if this is the news SE was teasing....
NeXXXuS  +   621d ago
oh god i hope not...
GABRIEL1030  +   621d ago
With amazing RPG games like Skyrim, Mass effect, Deus Ex, Fallout and Fable who cares about the boring FF series.
FF died with the awful FFXIII. :(
Pyrrhus  +   621d ago
Some people still hope that after this rubbish known as Lightning is expelled, that they might actually go back to their roots and make a JRPG the people want.

If there is one thing I am thankful to SE for, it would be that their shitty FF13 forced me into playing the Tales series, which has sated my hunger for a decent JRPG this gen.
trenso1  +   621d ago
if you played the final fantasy type-0 game that was localized you wouldnt have made that comment. i just finished the game last night and it was amazing even if i could understand the fine details
GABRIEL1030  +   621d ago
final fantasy type-0 is an amazing game, but only was released in Japan, are you a pirate?
noctis_lumia  +   621d ago
who fcking cares about realm reborn lol
anw cant wait for the ff exclusive for ps4 square said at sony event
Godmars290  +   621d ago
Honestly, Square better have more to announce than FF14 coming to the Xbox3. Even if it is that vs13 is going to the console.
Ethereal  +   621d ago
Looks like this is coming over to the next xbox.
ghostrider32  +   620d ago
Multiplatform or not, it don't matter. Final Fantasy ain't shit without Hironobu Sakaguchi
Sarick  +   620d ago
SE is was bleeding money the last 3 years. If MS offered them money SE would probably take it.
Drabent  +   620d ago
Just gimmie my ps3 beta codezzzzzzzz!

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