Square Enix is trying to get full-fat Final Fantasy 15 on Nintendo Switch

Initial results 'weren't satisfactory', but there are several options on the table.

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Woolly_62d ago

they're looking at switching engines if they have to. . port the game to the Unreal Engine? The big publishers really want to be a part of the Switch's development. Those are good signs, starting with the likes of Bethesda and Ubisoft.

wonderfulmonkeyman62d ago

Agreed; the fact that they're looking into it further instead of giving up right off the bat, shows that devs feel there is real value in putting in effort towards games on Switch.
I hope this trend continues.

NewMonday62d ago

why not just port the smartphone version

_-EDMIX-_61d ago

@New-if they're unable to get the game work on the switch it's very likely they're just going to use pocket edition I mean consider there using the words "trying"

FITSniper61d ago

@NewMonday, what smartphone version? There's FFXV: A New Empire, but that's just a base building game that's nothing but a pay to win cash grab.

ChickeyCantor62d ago

Didn't they already switch to Unreal Engine because their initial engine was a disaster?

Segata62d ago

For other games but not FFXV. FFXV is as far as I know the only current gen SE game using Lum.

GameBoyColor62d ago

Luminous will literally only be used with ffxv. What a waste of time this engine was lol.

The 10th Rider61d ago

Yeah, Luminous is a mess and FFXV is really the only game using it. It makes it all the weirder that they're talking about going through so much effort to port FFXV when they've said nothing about their games that are already on Unreal Engine. Unreal works well on Switch and it's easily scaleable.

DJK1NG_Gaming62d ago

Please. Give me any other Final Fantasy than XV

DJK1NG_Gaming62d ago

I have the game on PS4. I've played and beaten FFIV-X, XIII and XIV. Played on the others. Except XI.
And for you people who can't seem to accept this fact.

wonderfulmonkeyman62d ago

Take your own advice; he owns the Switch and the PS4.
I myself own a PS3 and soon a PS4 alongside a Switch, in addition to the step-brother of my family having a PS4 of his own in our home already, which everyone uses.

If there's a single good game out there that isn't on PC-only, chances are neither of us are missing out.
Can you say the same, due to owning more than just a PS4, XB1, or PC?

roadkillers62d ago (Edited 62d ago )

Not saying FFXV was bad because it's not, but DAMN is traveling the world tedious. This is the only Final Fantasy where traveling to different areas was a chore.

Edit: Unless they fixed that from original release.

ShadowWolf71261d ago

"Not saying FFXV was bad because it's not"

lol yes it is

roadkillers61d ago

You think so? I never got that far, I enjoyed the combat, but hated the travel. I'm not doing that shit again.

Harkins172162d ago

@wonderful. I have a PS4/PS3, 3DS, Switch.

XV is SE's priority right now why wouldn't they try to port the game to as many consoles as possible. They in time will release others.

PSN: Strife1721
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Bahamut61d ago

Well, at least it isn't as bad as XIII. That being said, yeah, it's pretty mediocre, but I'm sure some people would like to have the option to play it on the go.

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Benjaminkno62d ago

I hear that it's not that good.
It's another good sign for 3rd party support though.

Can we have the FFVII remake instead??

porkChop62d ago

FFXV is a good game. It's not perfect, and there are some issues with it, but it's still a good game and certainly worth playing.

GameBoyColor62d ago

its solid but was unfinished. Like MGSV

wonderfulmonkeyman62d ago (Edited 62d ago )

They may be overrated at this point, but I'd much rather see a remake of X and X-2 than of the FFVII remake.
I don't like how they're selling the story of the FFVII remake in parts. [unless they've changed that since I last heard]

Harkins172162d ago (Edited 62d ago )

So wait for all 3 parts to be for one good price.

It's also probably going to be cross gen being on PS4 and PS5.

Also X remake would be welcomed.

porkChop62d ago

I get the skepticism about FF7 Remake. I was mad at first too until I understood what they were doing.

They're not just remaking FF7 and cutting it in 3. They're expanding the world, the story, and everything else. Midgar will be fully explorable now, not just the small areas we saw before. Everywhere else will also be expanded in this way. And the game world will be fully open world.

So while it sucks that they're splitting it up into a trilogy, we're getting a hell of a lot more than just a remake.

Segata62d ago

I just want a remake of VI and IX using a modern engine. (not counting stupid mobile games)

Segata62d ago

FFXV is good but won't be remembered for years to come. It has issues. It's in no way a bad game.

VenomSnakeRisingX61d ago

How? Its the fastest selling Final Fantasy, has moved almost 7 million units before a Switch or PC version, but won't be remembered? Based on what? Can you tell the future suddenly? Dissidia NT for PS4 has Noctis! So yes, it will be remembered for a years to come, you not liking FF8 or something doesn't mean it was forgotten by millions.

Segata61d ago (Edited 61d ago )


I platinumed the game btw and I rarely do that. Sales don't determine if a game is time-honored FFXV won't be because so much of its story is missing from the game. The gameplay isn't all that great either. It's not bad but nothing people will go oh hey this game introduced this great mechanic like FFIV did with ATB. I like the game. Be real tho, it's not a game that will be cherished for years to come like some other entries in the series.

ZeekQuattro62d ago

Nice to hear that they are looking for ways to bring over the full game to the Switch instead the chibi mobile version which people said it would be. Still won't buy the game on any platform but its nice to see an effort being made.

InTheZoneAC61d ago

You're not buying this game on any platform?.......

knickstr62d ago

Don't think it's going to happen well. It's barely running nba2k18. Cutscenes are laggy and there are bugs everywhere. Just don't think it can handle the bigger games.

wonderfulmonkeyman62d ago (Edited 62d ago )

It's running Wolfenstein II The New Colossus, and that's a new game, so there goes that theory.
NBA 2k18 is just not being done as well as it could be.
It's an effort, but the devs could do better; it's having issues across ALL platforms, not just on Switch.

GamingCentaur62d ago

That game isn’t even out yet and you can bet it will be a disaster. Probably will run at sub-HD resolution with really low-res textures and bad performance.

Hell, even if the game was a perfect port it would flop on the Switch.

wonderfulmonkeyman61d ago

You do know how stupid it sounds to claim it won't even be HD, right?

_-EDMIX-_61d ago

@Wonder- Doom is confirmed by digital Foundry to be running at 540p and they even suspect that even below that resolution, that is not actually defined as high resolution....

So I would completely understand somebody saying it's sub-hd I can't even really say sub HD , it's simply not high definition at all....

So GamingCentaur isn't completely off because digital Foundry is already confirming the low-res textures removal of depth of field 540p and below 30 frame rate performance for Doom which actually means what he saying is not really that far off from what the possibility is for some of these other games.

So I didn't know that 540p was considered high resolution

and I didn't know that the removal of multiple textures is also considered high texture

and I also didn't know that below 30 frames per second was great performance to you guys, I'm sorry but the facts are in and doom is sort of showing that there is a performance hit there even seems to be lag.

It's hard to say something is not happening when multiple sources are very much displaying that it's happening.

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