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Submitted by AP 415d ago | news

FF14 Director: A Realm Reborn skipping Xbox is still down to Microsoft

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn director Naoki Yoshida has confirmed that the reason the game will be the 'odd one out' and the only upcoming entry in the series to skip Xbox platforms is down to Microsoft's ongoing Xbox Live policies.

"The policy has not changed on Microsoft's side," Yoshida revealed to RPG Site when asked if an exclusivity deal had been signed with Sony alongside the PS4 version or if the lack of an Xbox platform version was still thanks to Microsoft's restrictive Xbox Live Policies. (Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360)

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Seedhouse  +   415d ago
Glad that I can pick this up on PlayStation 3, although still wish platform holders held some parity at times - cross-platform would benefit players enormously.
nick309  +   415d ago
Wait for the ps4 version for better overall performence.
Kennytaur  +   415d ago
Why? That's not out until next year and you should be able to seamlessly transfer over once it's out, shouldn't you? I'm not sure, but it ought to carry over since I believe it carries over between ps3 and pc.
YNWA96  +   415d ago
To be honest, FF has been irrelevant since PS1 heydays.... Been downhill ever since...not going to miss it no more.
hkgamer  +   415d ago
@kennytaur

You still need to buy the actual game for that platform.
For FFXI i had that on PC, but to play on 360 I had to buy the game again.

Or maybe there was another way that I didn't notice.
Iceman X  +   415d ago
This game is cross platform, PC and PS3/PS4 all play on the same servers.
FlameHawk  +   415d ago
But Microsoft won't allow it to play with PS3 players, thats why it isn't coming to Xbox.
AlexanderNevermind  +   415d ago
Man that sucks for Xboxers. I'll be getting this for PS4 (or PC if I don't feel like waiting).
NegativeCreep427  +   415d ago
So Microsoft thinks it's the mommy to all of its console's users?
And doesn't want you playing with certain friends?

Well sorry mom, but I'm going to go live with my much cooler and much less controlling dad (PS4). Screw U and your couch.
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papashango  +   415d ago
Which is strange considering ff11 is played across, PC, PS2, 360, and some ps3's.

Well I know SE pretty much bowed down to M$'s will for the 360 version and swore they wouldn't do it again.

The way the next-gen pre-game show is going on I wouldn't be surprised to see M$ getting rid of this "we don't negotiate with terrorists" attitude. They're on the right track so far reversing their policies and getting rid of Mattrick. I'm interested in seeing how much common sense their suits have.
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Dark_king  +   415d ago
@papashango FF11 came out before the live policies had changed.Though I can't see MS keeping policies that will cost them games if there not the lead console next gen.
gamernova  +   415d ago
Got that collectors edition for PC :D
Lionalliance  +   415d ago
Link to the article, not the site.
thelastawakening  +   415d ago
for now I got the CE for ps3 ,if and when I get a ps4 Im glad that I'll be able to enjoy my character when I upgrade and play many other mmos no worry
IcicleTrepan  +   415d ago
I love my 360 but these are the types of things MS does that really annoys me. They only hurt their own customers with it.
ceedubya9  +   415d ago
Can't fault them for that. Ball is in Microsoft's court.
fardan85  +   415d ago
MS should do something about their policies.
They missed Tekken Revolution a month ago, Now FF.
ps3_pwns  +   415d ago
Ms sucks and I cant believe gamers would support ms when tey are so restrictive and do bad and evil things all the time.

hello gamers have you ever thought of self preservation or are you to hopped u on achievements and other stupid crap that has nothing to do with being the best console?
punisher99  +   415d ago
Man microsoft is always trying to restrict things.
DragonKnight  +   415d ago
I don't know why anyone is surprised by this. Microsoft are control freaks. Always have been, always will be, that's why Xbox gamers don't get to play with PS/PC gamers. And it has nothing to do with quality or stability. It's just that it's Microsoft's way, or no way.

So, if you're looking to play FFXIV, Microsoft doesn't care.
punisher99  +   415d ago
"It's just that it's Microsoft's way, or no way. "

Which reminds me of windows 8.
NeoRatt  +   415d ago
This is funny...

I could've titled the article:

"FFIV A Realm Reborn: Skipping Xbox because Square-Enix insists on sharing servers across platforms"...

The title would have just as much merit.

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