The PlayStation Move May Be “Dead,” But PS4 Version of Final Fantasy XIV Will Soon Support it

on January 16, 2015 5:57 PM

When the PlayStation Move was announced at E3 2009, many hailed it as a revolution that would bring motion controls to the PS3, while others took a more skeptical approach. Despite decent sales, adoption really didn’t take off. The few games designed for it haven’t been joined by many more, prompting quite a few voices to call the ice-cream shaped controller dead in the water.

Yet, another game is soon going to support the Move and its Navigation Controller, and it’s one you wouldn’t expect. In a surprise mention at the very bottom of the patch notes for version 2.5 (coming out on January 20th), Square Enix announced that Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will adopt motion controls with the Move on its PS4 version only.

Can’t really say I saw that coming, especially considering thatĀ  Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm RebornĀ is a MMORPG, and I can’t really imagine playing that genre with a motion controller. Yet, it’s happening, and it isn’t even April 1st.

Below you can see the new movie controls that will be implemented in a few days, while we wait to see if Sony’s Project Morpheus will manage to fully revive the Move.

FFXIV Move

 /  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.