What you need to know
- Final Fantasy XIV is a popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game which came out in 2013.
- The title is only available on PC and PlayStation 4 at the moment.
- Square Enix says it's not available on Xbox One due to Microsoft's cross-play restrictions.
- Talks are ongoing so this may change in the near future.
Final Fantasy XIV is an incredibly popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) which came out in 2013 on PC. Since then, the title has received numerous updates and boasts a significant fan following. Even though it's available on PlayStation 4, the game has yet to land on Xbox One. We know that talks have been going on for a while now, but certain cross-play restrictions are keeping Final Fantasy XIV from coming to the console.
In a roundtable discussion between a number of outlets like WCCFtech and Square Enix's Naoki Yoshida, the reason why Final Fantasy XIV hasn't landed on Xbox One was revealed. You can read Yoshida's translated statement below.
Hopefully, Microsoft will change the way it handles cross-play to allow cross-platform chat and cross-platform clubs. Rocket League has had cross-platform chat for a while now, but it appears to be the developer's own solution. These changes seem like they would be easy to make, but the ball appears to be in the company's court at the moment. Final Fantasy XIV is a massive game and landing it on Xbox One and Project Scarlett would be a massive boost for the game catalog.
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