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Final Fantasy XIV May Still Appear On Xbox One

Final Fantasy XIV May Still Appear On Xbox One

Written by Darryl — 21 Jun 2016

Despite Final Fantasy XI having a reasonably prominent position on Xbox 360, Microsoft's policies regarding MMORPGs have thus far prevented Final Fantasy XIV from appearing on their flagship console, the Xbox One. However, it has now been revealed that they have opened a line of communication with Square Enix to try and get the game on their console.

Speaking with Polygon at E3 2016, Naoki Yoshida said that "Microsoft actually approached the Final Fantasy 14 team about the cross-platform opportunity". Positive news indeed, as it appears Microsoft are looking to try and make things available.

However, Yoshida continued by saying that "When our team reviewed the regulations that are associated with that, we realized that Microsoft may not have the experience or understanding of running an MMORPG as an online game genre just yet. The Final Fantasy 14 team has fed back to Microsoft that there are certain elements of its regulations that we would have to consider waived. We're waiting on Microsoft's response for that, but we are having discussions."

Based on that, it still seems as though a decision might be a while away, but it's a positive first step by Microsoft to try and get one of the most popular MMORPGs around on their console. We'll keep you posted as this developments, but it might end up being a slow burn.


Darryl was playing Final Fantasy before he was even born - quite a feat! Often very opinionated on the Final Fantasy franchise, you will often find him musing about small details. Feel free to follow him on Twitter.