One of the most popular names when it comes to the world of gaming, the Final Fantasy series of games have been bringing forward a major change in the markets of technology as we know them to be. The company has been bringing forward several innovations in the world of gaming, and among several of their titles, the Final Fantasy XIV happens to be one of the most popular games. However, the game, despite crossing all levels of popularity, was still missing for the XBOX One.
However, the XBOX One users might soon be able to finally play Final Fantasy XIV on their consoles! The biggest reason due to which the game was never released for the XBOX One OS was the fact that the XBOX One does not allow gamers from different consoles to play together in one server. Things, however, are all set to change, as the companies have been in talks over this issue, and it looks like Final Fantasy XIV is indeed making its way into the XBOX One consoles –
“[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.”