Square Enix’s Naoki Yoshida Hopeful Final Fantasy XIV Will Come To Xbox

Could it be, after all this time?

Final Fantasy 14
Final Fantasy 14

Final Fantasy XIV could stake a claim as being one of the most popular MMOs of all time, with the game approaching 25 million players across PC and PlayStation, but for whatever reason, the game has never made its way to Xbox. According to FFXIV director and producer Naoki Yoshida, that might be about to change.


What Did Yoshida Have To Say About FFXIV Coming To Xbox?

In a recent interview with the YouTube outlet Easy Allies, which was reported by TheGamer, Yoshida mentioned that discussions between Square Enix and Microsoft were still ongoing regarding bringing Final Fantasy XIV to the Xbox. In the interview, Yoshida says:

“I feel bad for saying the same thing every time, but we are still in discussions with Microsoft, and I feel like our discussions are going in a positive-like tone. I don’t want to say we do not have an Xbox version, but I’m hoping that the timing will be very soon that I will have some kind of update to the players. I’m sure there’s a lot of things that people want to ask about on this subject, and there’s a lot of things I want to share, but I’m afraid I’m unable to divulge on those details, so when the time comes… I’m sure the time will come, so if you could kindly stand by, that’d be great.”


What’s Prevented FFXIV From Coming To Xbox Already?

Yoshida has been outspoken in the past about the idea of bringing FFXIV to the Xbox, but the issue preventing it from happening was one of timing. In an interview with VG247, Yoshida briefly mentioned that there was no real obstacle preventing FFXIV from coming to the Xbox aside from finding the time to develop it. Given the game’s incredible success over the past few years, including the recent release of the Endwalker expansion, Square Enix have had their hands full.

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