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The unthinkable is happening, ladies and gentlemen. Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn is actually set to release on the Xbox One after first being launched for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC.
In the past, Square Enix said the reason it refused to bring Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn to the Xbox One was due to Microsoft’s unwillingness to allow the system to play nice with other platforms. However, those days were of the old Microsoft and with the software giant’s new focus, anything is possible.
In an interview with GameSpot, the director of Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn seems quite happy with what Microsoft is doing when it comes down to cross-platform play. Because of this very reason, the chance of the game being released for the Xbox One or other future consoles is very high:
“When our team reviewed the regulations that are associated with that, we realized that Microsoft may not have the experience or understanding of running an MMORPG as an online game genre just yet,” he said. “The Final Fantasy 14 team has fed back to Microsoft that there are certain elements of its regulations that we would have to consider waived. We’re waiting on Microsoft’s response for that, but we are having discussions.” said Yoshida.
We’re not sure what type of regulations Microsoft would need to clear up in order for Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn to make it to PC. We have to wonder if it has anything to do with Xbox Live and how players would communicate; still, whatever the holdup might be, it is clear both companies are interested in breaking down barriers.
Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn might not be the best MMORPG but it’s still a decent video game nonetheless. New players should know it eventually becomes a grind, and that’s a major problem.
Looking for more Xbox One games? Well, Tour de France is now available if you’re into cycling, and so is Trials of the Blood Dragon.