Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is available on PS4, PS3, Windows and Mac, with Xbox One left out for the moment, but today Xbox Division Head Phil Spencer mentioned on Twitter that he’d love to see the game appear on his console.
@Alunmufc That would be great, we’d love to have FF14 on Xbox One.
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) March 14, 2016
During our interview at Gamescom 2014, Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida told us that Square Enix was ready to port the game for Xbox One as soon as Microsoft allowed its players to play on cross-platform servers.
In a more recent interview, at Gamescom 2015, Yoshida-san explained that Square Enix was still in negotiations with Microsoft on that front, but while cross-platform gameplay was possible between Xbox One and PC, supporting cross-platform with PlayStation consoles was still a concern. At the time the publisher also did not know how widespread Windows 10 would become.
Today Microsoft announced that Xbox Live will now enable cross-network play with other platforms and console, effectively opening the door to a possible port of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.
Considering that Windows 10 seems to be getting quite popular, maybe it’s time for Microsoft and Square Enix to have another chat, if they didn’t already. After all, with MMORPGs, the “the more the merrier” rule always applies.