The Final Fantasy series of games have been around for a really long time and have been among some of the most popular names when it comes to the markets of technology. These games have been changing many aspects of the markets of technology as we know them to be, and one of their most popular releases has been that of the Final Fantasy XIV. The game has been one of the most popular games to come out of the series in the recent times, and it is now being expected the Final Fantasy XIV might soon be coming forward to the XBOX One console.
The primary reason due to which the game was never a part of the XBOX consoles was because Microsoft does not allow cross-platform gaming. However, things are all set to change with this announcement:
“[I]n addition to natively supporting cross-platform play between Xbox One and Windows 10 games that use Xbox Live, we’re enabling developers to support cross-network play as well,” wrote Chris Charla Director of ID@Xbox (Microsoft’s indie game developer program) in a post announcing its Game Developers Conference plans. “This means players on Xbox One and Windows 10 using Xbox Live will be able to play with players on different online multiplayer networks – including other console and PC networks.”
“Microsoft actually approached the Final Fantasy XIV team about the cross-platform opportunity,” Naoki Yoshida, the game’s director 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 XIV 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.”
This is indeed a good news for the fans of the Final Fantasy XIV on the XBOX One platform.