Given that different consoles use a different combination of hardware, and with PC configurations being so varied, we can imagine the complexities involved when trying to design a game meant to launch on multiple platforms, and this is an issue that Square Enix is trying to figure out with Final Fantasy XV for the Nintendo Switch.
Speaking to Eurogamer, the game’s director Hajime Tabata revealed that the company was still trying to figure out the best way to bring the game onto Nintendo’s latest console. It was initially speculated that Square Enix might end up bringing the Pocket Edition version of the game onto the Switch, but Tabata’s statements suggest that the company was looking to bring a more full-on experience.
According to Tabata, “We’re actually doing very specific technical investigations into what’s possible at the moment. Where we are at the moment – we’ve completed those tests and have worked out where the ground lies. We’re currently in the middle of the discussion and debate about what we should be doing, and how to realise that on the Switch.”
He also adds, “We can’t currently announce anything – we haven’t come to a full decision on the best way to do it yet. We’re having very open, frank discussions with Nintendo at the moment about what they think is the best thing to do. It’s all under investigation.” Square Enix had previously promised that they will be fully supporting the Switch, with Tabata claiming that the Switch was a “dream machine”.