Try our new beta!Click here
220°
Submitted by AP 946d 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)

Alternative Sources
Seedhouse  +   946d 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  +   946d ago
Wait for the ps4 version for better overall performence.
Kennytaur  +   946d 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  +   946d ago
To be honest, FF has been irrelevant since PS1 heydays.... Been downhill ever since...not going to miss it no more.
hkgamer  +   946d 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  +   946d ago
This game is cross platform, PC and PS3/PS4 all play on the same servers.
FlameHawk  +   946d ago
But Microsoft won't allow it to play with PS3 players, thats why it isn't coming to Xbox.
AlexanderNevermind  +   946d ago
Man that sucks for Xboxers. I'll be getting this for PS4 (or PC if I don't feel like waiting).
NegativeCreep427  +   946d 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.
#2.1.2 (Edited 946d ago ) | Agree(7) | Disagree(0) | Report
papashango  +   946d 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.
#2.1.3 (Edited 946d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report
Dark_king  +   946d 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  +   946d ago
Got that collectors edition for PC :D
Lionalliance  +   946d ago
Link to the article, not the site.
Miraak82  +   946d 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  +   946d 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  +   946d ago
Can't fault them for that. Ball is in Microsoft's court.
fardan85  +   946d ago
MS should do something about their policies.
They missed Tekken Revolution a month ago, Now FF.
ps3_pwns  +   946d 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  +   946d ago
Man microsoft is always trying to restrict things.
DragonKnight  +   946d 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  +   945d ago
"It's just that it's Microsoft's way, or no way. "

Which reminds me of windows 8.
NeoRatt  +   945d 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.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
20°

XCOM 2: How to Make More Contacts

1m ago - XCOM 2 will have you Commandeering an army of humans against the alien threat on Earth. When you... | PC
20°

XCOM 2: How to Beat the Operation Iron Face Mission

2m ago - XCOM 2 Council Missions are an integral part of gaining resources and personnel to man your base.... | PC
Ad

Guess N4G Game of the Year Winners, win a $300 Amazon Gift Card

Now - Also enter for a chance to win a gift card for writing a user blog, writing a user review, or being a top contributor for the month. | Promoted post
20°

Escape From Zombie City Review – Brash Games

3m ago - Brash Games: I’m convinced at some point in the future that video game development companies acro... | 3DS
40°

These 10 Games Are Ready to Make VR Weird

17m ago - With a number of virtual reality headsets hitting the market this year, Twinfinite picked out the... | PC
40°

XCOM 2: How to Increase Squad Size

18m ago - XCOM 2 puts players in the role of a Commander of a human army up against an alien threat. It wil... | PC