Submitted by Abriael 32d ago | news

Square Enix Ready For Xbox One Version of Final Fantasy XIV at any Time, But Might Not Happen Soon

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Director Naoki Yoshida is ready to make an Xbox One port at any time, but Microsoft still isn't relenting. (Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Naoki Yoshida, Xbox One)

AngelicIceDiamond  +   32d ago
Xbox Live maybe way more open than what it used to be but its still has some very annoying closed policies.

Open them up MS!
rdgneoz3  +   32d ago
MS will never want it's subscribers playing with the competition.
mixolydian_id  +   31d ago
True... but are the 'walls' even a big deal?

It's been like this for over a decade?

Do they expect some sort of renaissance period because SE brought out a new game?

Probably not going to happen... though would help keep a userbase on the servers.

I went back and played some H3 six months back. I could still get a game with 3000 still online, ranked matches not as probable but no problem with social at all.

I'd rather get the game then delay the game to have it delivered on 'our' terms
Eonjay  +   32d ago
Mr. Gorbachev, Tear down this Wall!

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Sm00thNinja  +   32d ago
And that's why Sony is sitting pretty at 10 million sold. If you can't reform to bring in great titles you have no right to be in 1st place. I have FF14 on PS4 and sooo many hours lost already. Lvl 50 monk/fisher can't wait for the expansion!
S_D_F_Repellent  +   32d ago
meh at FFXIV and its $39.99 price and a monthly $15 fee. Don't care if it gets release on XB1 or not and I am sure many of my XB1 brethren feel the same way too. Look how the Elder Scrolls turn out.

Subscription fee on console never works...shoot, I don't even think it will work on PC as most modern MMO are on the F2P model now. The days of everyone trying to follow the success of WOW are over many years ago.
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Abriael  +   32d ago
Sounds like sour grapes.

Final Fantasy XIV is light years better that ESO. The big difference is that it deserves its pricetag and subscription fees fully. ESO doesn't.
Slade23  +   32d ago
and to add that, it's not $60 and the fee is not 15. The fee is $12.99 and the price of the game is $30.00
Baka-akaB  +   32d ago
let's not even start onsome people paying more each month than a sub , on dlc of lesser scales , like mediocre map packs , and bite sized 2-3 hrs content , than any FF14 content patch (or heck even if i can't stand the game , ESO)
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Baka-akaB  +   32d ago
Lol the game was never at 60 , and is currently found even cheaper than 24 bucks ... and offered you a whole month . If you dont care about subs it's more than enough to finish the storyline and move on .

Meanwhile you get a month of a FF title for 24 bucks ... at worst . The monthly fee can also be cheaper if you choose to make only one character

And it's a title actually requested by a few xbox owners . Just like FFXI was , till they caved .

People , just righfully so , felt ESO was proposing an expensive full priced game in a state not worth a subscription ... at least at launch
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NihonjinChick  +   32d ago
It's not $60.
Heisenburger  +   32d ago
It's not sixty.
jukins  +   32d ago
its already worked its called ffxi. and guess what its working again. . .
Revengeance  +   31d ago
"Subscription fee on console never works"

Funny it worked just fine for FFXI on PS2 and 360.
rainslacker  +   31d ago
You can easily get the game for less than $30. It's always on sale somewhere.

The fee is $13 a month, less if you buy for a year.

Subscription fees worked fine for FFXI.

FFXIV is actually pretty good. Played it for a while, but didn't really feel like getting back into an MMO.
iamnsuperman  +   32d ago
"Yoshida-san mentioned that he personally thinks Microsoft wants exclusive content for its own community, and while he understand that it might be good from a business point of view, from a gamer’s point of view it’s better to have the content on as many platforms as possible, and people want to be able to play with their friends."

Good. I think everyone is glad to see this but if you go back on this it might bite you in the arse
MeliMel  +   32d ago
Atleast we know Square Enix wants to support MS. MS is very protective of its servers.
Dlacy13g  +   32d ago
I am guessing this would be a handshake from MS Xbox Live to Square Servers and not actually run on MS servers. No doubt they could have fears about possible intrusion into their ecosystem from an outside source via that handshake.

We know they are not totally opposed to a FF MMORPG since Final Fantasy 11 was on the xbox platform years back but I think it was standalone and not cross platform.
Slade23  +   32d ago
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Dlacy13g  +   32d ago
@Slade23 ok now that is interesting. Well hopefully this is something Phil will make exceptions for. I mean we have already seen ID@xbox make concessions on things like parity.

Time to treat the Xbox One more like a PC than a walled garden. times are a changing.
Slade23  +   32d ago
oh sorry for that edit. Yea when I was playing XI on the Xbox. it was square's XI servers that had both xbox, ps2 and PC players on at the same time. with 10,000 players or more on each server.

But if it's on Xbox one or not. Would like to see xbox players be part in the FFXIV world. The more the merrier.
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DanielGearSolid  +   32d ago
I feel like Sony is too nice to square

After not delivering vs13 on ps3
And bringing all those exclusive jrps to 360
Then taking dragon quest off PS consoles for no good reason
And now the Tomb Raider thing

They're bastards
Baka-akaB  +   32d ago
Sony wasnt going to go bankrupt to acquire exclusivity on games from a popular genre , but still on a decline sales wise . Or that can just sell just the same as a multiplatform title . They didnt for GTA IV , that should say everything

and while it sucks , Dragon quest was always about getting released on the most widespread consoles of the japanese market . Sony never had dibs on that , as it was foremost a popular franchise on Nes and SNes too .

The exclusives SE stuff on 360 ? Both were to blame there . Sony released later with a difficult to code for console , and burned many bridges and relationship , prompting many to just start their game on 360 as a risky bet . Wich blew up their faces , as far as jrpg are concerned
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NihonjinChick  +   32d ago
Sony doesn't own them.

I see no reason why they have no limit their games to on console.

I can see your frustration with the Tomb Raider issue but the other complaints aren't as reasonable. You shouldn't be mad just because a game goes to another platform.
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fhizikz  +   32d ago
Have ffxiv on ps4 such a good game
castillo  +   31d ago
Personally think the hold up comes down to server cost and who's paying what . JMRO
Baka-akaB  +   31d ago
Not at all . SE already pays its servers for the game for all platforms . The hold up is precisely MS as told
Big-finger  +   31d ago
Xbox gamers generally are not fond of jrpg. Coupled with the fact that ff 14 is a pretty old game, even with the updates. Doubt it will sell on the console at all; don't know why SE even bothers.

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