Final Fantasy XIV PS4 Pro Patch Alreardy in the Works; Director Comments on Nintendo Switch Version

FInal Fantasy XIV Director and Producer Naoki Yoshida reveals that a PS4 Pro is already in the works, and doesn't close the door to a possible Nintendo Switch port.

on February 18, 2017 3:16 PM

During a press conference following the first day of Final Fantasy XIV FanFest in Frankfurt, which DualShockers attended, Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida answered our question about a PS4 Pro patch and a possible Nintendo Switch port.

Yoshida-san mentioned that rather than using the PS4 Pro’s power to push the game to 4K resolution, the team is aiming to take advantage of the new console’s specs to increase performance. A PS4 Pro patch is already in the works, and Yoshida-san hopes to reveal more info about it soon.

About a possible Nintendo Switch port, the situation is pretty much the same as that of the Xbox One. Yoshida-san would like to have the game on as many platforms as possible, but the important condition is preserving cross-platform gameplay, with players from every platforms together on the same server. If that condition is cleared,  Yoshida-san would like to consider it.

Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood will release on June 20th exclusively for PC and PS4, with the PS3 version of the game getting discontinued. PS3 users are eligible to a free upgrade to the PS4 version, and you can find out how to get it here.

In case you missed it, you can also also watch the new cinematic trailer and the new screenshots, read more information on the Samurai jobour full recap of today’s Fanfest FanFest keynote, the one from Tokyo FanFest keynote, and the one from Las Vegas FanFest, to get the full picture of Stormblood info.

 /  Executive News Editor
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