Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Director and Producer Naoki Yoshida hinted in the past at the possibility of an Xbox One port of the game, so today I asked about it during an interview at Gamescom.
Yoshida-san mentioned that he’s ready to create an Xbox One version at any time, as soon as Microsoft accepts the ability to play on cross-platform servers.
According to him Microsoft is now very focused on exclusive games and on the Holiday season, and after that they might reconsider. Yet, he doubts it’ll happen before the holiday season, and the Mac version could probably come out before the Xbox One version.
He also added that personally he wouldn’t mind making an Xbox One version right away, but unfortunately he needs Microsoft to give the green light.
Yoshida-san mentioned that he personally thinks Microsoft wants exclusive content for its own community, and while he understand that it might be good from a business point of view, from a gamer’s point of view it’s better to have the content on as many platforms as possible, and people want to be able to play with their friends.
He also added that he even asked if it was possible to at least have the Xbox One version and the Windows version together on the same servers, but Microsoft didn’t accept even that solution, so they seem quite determined to keep things locked for the moment.
He concluded by encouraging gamers to support him by letting Microsoft know that they want the game on Xbox One as well.
Of course you should stay tuned on DualShockers for the full interview, coming soon.