Final Fantasy XV Devs Considering How to Support Scorpio; No Plans for Nintendo Switch at the Moment

Final Fantasy XV Director Hajime Tabata reveals that the team is considering how to support Microsoft's Project Scorpio, while there are no plans for a Nintendo Switch version for the moment.

on February 7, 2017 2:04 PM

Final Fantasy XV already supports PS4, Xbox One and PS4 Pro, but there are two new consoles releasing in the near future. Director Hajime Tabata revealed during a chat with DualShockers the Studio’s perspective on Microsoft’s console code named “Project Scorpio” and on the upcoming Nintendo Switch.

About Scorpio, Tabata-san explained that the studio is currently thinking on what kind of implementations could be made to update the game for the new console, even if he still doesn’t know what kind of variance there might be compared to the PS4 Pro version. That said, he mentioned that they’re going to try to make it as good as possible.

On the other hand, Tabata-san clarified that for the moment there are no plans for Nintendo Switch. He doesn’t know whether the game would run or not, because the studio did not perform the necessary tests.

That said, he added that many at the studio are interested in the console, and there are many Nintendo fans within the Final Fantasy XV team.

Nintendo Switch will release on March 3rd, and while it doesn’t appear that it’ll get a version of Final Fantasy XV any time soon, Square Enix confirmed that they’re going to at least release Dragon Quest XI on the new console.

On the other hand, Microsoft’s Project Scorpio is scheduled for a release this Holiday season, and will most probably be revealed at E3 in June.

If you want to read more, Tabata-san also revealed that the game, which broke even from day one of its release, is currently being used as a development environment to test graphics tech. On top of that, 70% of its staff are still at work on free and paid additional content. He also explained the reasons behind the order of the upcoming DLC packages.

Speaking of DLC, Square Enix recently showcased a teaser trailer of Episode Gladiolus and Episode Prompto, and If you want to see something definitely interesting, you can also enjoy an early prototype of the regalia modified to drive off-road.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.
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