Square Enix “still talking with Microsoft” about Final Fantasy XIV for Xbox 360

Adding to rumors earlier in the year, Final Fantasy XIV producer Hiromichi Tanaka has hinted that we may see the MMORPG hitting the Xbox 360 at some stage. Currently in development for PS3 and PC only, the title bucks the trend its online predecessor Final Fantasy XI set in creating a PS2/PC/Xbox 360 cross-platform multiplayer title.

However, Square Enix has been flirting with the Xbox 360 for some time now; sealing Microsoft exclusives with Star Ocean: The Last Hope and The Last Remnant and, more recently, breaking off Final Fantasy XIII’s PS3 exclusivity in favor of a dual-platform release.

After being asked whether Final Fantasy XIV would be brought to the Xbox 360, Tanaka replied, “we are still talking with Microsoft about an Xbox 360 version, but at the moment we are only working on the PS3 version and Windows version.”

It is still unclear whether this is a result of Microsoft’s famously-strict Xbox Live policies, Tanaka refused to comment either way. However it is reassuring that there still is that glimmer of hope for the Xbox 360 Final Fantasy fans out there.

Final Fantasy XIV is due out on PS3 and PC by the end of the year.