When Microsoft launched the Xbox Feedback page, they opened the floodgates to a whole lot of ideas from the community. There are some rather silly entries like “please clone Phil Spencer” and “more exclusive Xbox One games” (duh), but there also are some quite interesting ones.
Recently a proposal asking for a port of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has been picking up steam, making the first page of the “hot” suggestions for the gaming & achievements category and gaining 442 votes, which is a rather substantial amount considering that Final Fantasy XIV belongs to a rather niche genre on consoles and the vast majority of proposals never get even close to 100 votes.
Apparently the only big barrier to the porting of the game to Microsoft’s new console is the policy against cross-platform gameplay, and Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Director and Producer Naoki Yoshida told us at Gamescom that he’d be ready to make an Xbox One version right away should Microsoft give the green light, but he doesn’t expect it to happen too soon. Yet, he asked fans to support the demand for the game with Microsoft.
Will Microsoft relent now that a sizable number of users are letting themselves be heard on their feedback page? Only time will tell. One thing is for sure: for any MMORPG more platforms are always a good thing.
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is currently available on PC (including Steam), PS3 and PS4.