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Final Fantasy XIV In Consideration For NX

by Donald Theriault - August 10, 2015, 5:59 pm PDT
Total comments: 7 Source: DualShockers

SquareEnix would be all over the place if they could get concrete details

Following SquareEnix's announcements of NX support being considered for Dragon Quest X and XI, the RPG titan may be considering bringing their other key MMO to the platform as well.

In an interview with DualShockers, producer Naoki Yoshida expressed interest in releasing Final Fantasy 14 on the platform. Among the considerations holding an official announcement back are a lack of a release date for hardware and Nintendo allowing for cross-platform play with PC, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 players.

Although negotiations would still be ongoing, if the game released on the NX platform it would be the first numbered Final Fantasy that would not be a remake on a Nintendo platform since 1994's Final Fantasy VI. The game relaunched as Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn in 2013 and released its first expansion pack Heavensward this past June, while music from the game can be found on both versions of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy.

Talkback

EnnerAugust 10, 2015

What could this mean! Does it mean nothing? Everything? Or something in between?


Stop teasing so many hearts, Square Enix!

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Among the considerations holding an official announcement back are a lack of a release date for hardware and Nintendo allowing for cross-platform play with PC, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 players.


My guess is this would be what holds a potential port, if anything.

SorenAugust 11, 2015

Quote from: lolmonade

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Among the considerations holding an official announcement back are a lack of a release date for hardware and Nintendo allowing for cross-platform play with PC, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 players.


My guess is this would be what holds a potential port, if anything.

There's already a Wii U game that has cross-platform multiplayer. Lucadian Chronicles manages to have multiplayer with PC and Wii U players, and Nintendo was cool with it.

http://www.siliconera.com/2015/04/29/pc-game-got-cross-platform-multiplayer-wii-u/

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I’m not sure if it’s different for PS4 and XB1, but Nintendo didn’t have any objections to this client/server model. There’s a certain level of complication making a client/server based game – we have to maintain a database, write separate server code, etc, but supporting multiple platforms with the same server doesn’t add much difficulty on top of that. The barrier is less technical and more in adhering to the policies of the different platform holders, but in this case Nintendo had no problem with the idea.

Quote from: Soren

Quote from: lolmonade

Quote:

Among the considerations holding an official announcement back are a lack of a release date for hardware and Nintendo allowing for cross-platform play with PC, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 players.


My guess is this would be what holds a potential port, if anything.

There's already a Wii U game that has cross-platform multiplayer. Lucadian Chronicles manages to have multiplayer with PC and Wii U players, and Nintendo was cool with it.

http://www.siliconera.com/2015/04/29/pc-game-got-cross-platform-multiplayer-wii-u/

Quote:

I’m not sure if it’s different for PS4 and XB1, but Nintendo didn’t have any objections to this client/server model. There’s a certain level of complication making a client/server based game – we have to maintain a database, write separate server code, etc, but supporting multiple platforms with the same server doesn’t add much difficulty on top of that. The barrier is less technical and more in adhering to the policies of the different platform holders, but in this case Nintendo had no problem with the idea.


Consider me corrected.  I already have this game on PS4, but I assume Square-Enix's intent is to release it on everything under the sun in order to get maximum exposure/install base. 

Ian SaneAugust 11, 2015

At the very least this confirms that the trend of releasing games on multiple platforms will remain.  Square Enix clearly wants to release this and Dragon Quest on everything that stands a chance of selling in Japan.  That shows how important it is for Nintendo to make a platform that accommodates that business model.

If Final Fantasy XIV CAN be ported to the NX it probably will be.  Nintendo putting up roadblocks with unfriendly third party policies or incompatible hardware is what would prevent that.

Mop it upAugust 11, 2015

I'd only be interested in this if it didn't carry a sub fee.

LucarioAugust 11, 2015

hopefully its better then final hallway!

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