cross-platform play, or the lack of thereof, was a big factor in pass FF games not making the exodus to Microsoft’s console. But with recent efforts of Microsoft encouraging cross-platform capabilities, more recently with Minecraft, it seems the possibilities having a truly unifying game experience is now possible.
Microsoft was the one that reached out to the game’s Director Naoki Yoshida about bring the game to the XBone.
Yoshida spoke on Final Fantasy XIVpossibly coming to the Xbox:
When our team reviewed the regulations that are associated with that, we realised 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.
Let’s hope Microsoft can come with goods, as cross-platform play can only help the gaming industry and fanbase grow.
More news as things develop.