Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn has been available for PlayStation 3 since it was launched back in 2013 and it arrived on PlayStation 4 back in April 2014. The game is also available on Windows so naturally many have asked if it’s ever going to arrive on the Xbox One as well. There’s hope now that it just might make its way to Microsoft’s console.
When asked why Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn wasn’t available on Xbox One, the game’s developers used to say that Microsoft’s console infrastructure did not support cross-platform play, meaning that it didn’t allow players from different platforms to play on the same servers.
The scenario has changed as players on Windows and Xbox One can play against each other and also with other platforms that are willing to open themselves up for cross-platform play. Does this mean that Final Fantasy 14 could finally arrive on Xbox One?
Final Fantasy 14 director Naoki Yoshida believes that it’s a promising development. He said that now it’s just a matter of working out negotiations with Microsoft.
Speaking with Polygon, Yoshida said that Microsoft has approached the Final Fantasy 14 team about cross-platform play but “we realized that Microsoft may not have the experience or understanding of running an MMORPG as an online game genre just yet.”
He revealed that the team has responded to Microsoft with some of its own concerns regarding certain elements of the company’s regulations that they would like to see waived. If both can come to an agreement then it’s quite likely that Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn could very well arrive on Xbox One.