Final Fantasy XIV has been very successful, especially on PS3 were it debuted, and PS4 when it came out a year later. However, with the potential to get even more players, Square Enix wants to make a transfer over to the Xbox One. Final Fantasy 14 director Naoki Yoshida sees great potential in this.
“Microsoft actually approached the Final Fantasy 14 team about the cross-platform opportunity,” Yoshida told Polygon. “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. 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.”
However, Yoshida isn’t going to abandon the PS3 supporters, stating that he will continue to given them content and updates for the forseeable future.
“At this point, we’ve already declared that we’ll continue to fully support the PS3 through the 3.x series of patches,” Yoshida said. “That’s about all we can say at this point. If anything changes with that, we’ll be sure to update our players so that they are aware.”