Square Enix is still having discussions with Microsoft over Final Fantasy XIV‘s appearance on the Xbox 360, can you believe it.
Since having quite the botched launch on PC last year, the console version of the MMO — 100% confirmed for PlayStation 3 only so far — took a backseat as Square was focused on fixing the PC game.
Now though, with the announcement that the MMO will hit PlayStation 3 late next year, along with what’s essentially a relaunch of the PC version, it’s a good time to revisit the 360 question.
“Because the game is developed on the PC, moving it to the Xbox 360 platform wouldn’t be that difficult,” producer/director Naoki Yoshida told RPGsite in an interview, “but as we said before, the thing we have to get done first is getting that PS3 version done.”
“Once that’s done, we can take the next step from there. We are continuing our talks with Microsoft, but then you think, maybe next year Microsoft might be announcing their next hardware, and so our decision is do we wait for that next hardware?”
For now though, it’s all about living up to their promises, and that means the PS3 version comes first: “The one thing to regain that damaged player trust is to keep those promises, and one of the promises was to release a PlayStation 3 version – we made that promise long, long ago, and we still haven’t kept it.
“We made that promise not only to the players, but to Sony as well. The first thing that we need to do, to regain that trust, is to fulfill those promises of bringing the PS3 version. Our priority right now is getting that version finished.”