Xbox One gamers could soon enter the lush and vibrant world of Eorzea. Microsoft is reportedly in talks with Square Enix to make “Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn” playable on Xbox One.
In an interview with Polygon over the weekend, “Final Fantasy 14” game director Naoki Yoshida said Microsoft recently contacted him for a possible cross-platform Xbox One version of the highly-successful 2013 title. He revealed that the Redmond-based tech giant still needs to amend some of its cross-platform policies for the game to run properly on Xbox One.
Microsoft called Yoshida back in 2014 to try and bring the game to Microsoft’s latest-generation console. Negotiations came to a standstill when Square Enix found out that Microsoft is not open to cross-platform gaming at that time.
“Microsoft actually approached the ‘Final Fantasy 14 team about the cross-platform opportunity,” said Yoshida. “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.”
Fortunately, Microsoft shared some good news at E3 2016. At one of its media conferences last week, the company stated that it’s willing to waive some of its cross-platform regulations to further strengthen the link between Xbox One and Windows 10 gamers, as per Game Rant.
Once Microsoft settles the necessary rule changes, negotiations about “Final Fantasy 14: Realm Reborn” on Xbox One can recommence. “We’re waiting on Microsoft’s response for that, but we are having discussions,” Yoshida clarified.
As of the moment, Microsoft seems to be heading in the right direction. The tech giant recently unveiled the Xbox Play Anywhere initiative. Euro Gamer reported that the program allows gamers to buy either an Xbox One or PC title and have the game run on both platforms. Game progressions and DLCs saved in one platform will also manifest on the other.
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