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Talks About Bringing Final Fantasy XIV To Nintendo Switch “Will Take A Long Time” According To Square Enix

Back in February, we reported that Square Enix’s massive online multiplayer title Final Fantasy XIV could eventually make its way onto the Nintendo Switch. It would seem that talks between Nintendo and Square Enix are still happening. Director and producer Naoki Yoshida recently spoke to Finder.com and reiterated the hurdles they may encounter when porting the title.

“We need to make sure Nintendo and Microsoft understand what we do and have them know about our online and QA regulations. We believe these conversations will take a long time.”

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  1. }{ Another port of an older game for the Switch… Companies need to start producing new content instead of just porting… Especially when the game is an MMO that will charge a 3rd fee for online (1 for having internet, 2 for permission to use that internet from Nintendo, 3 for permission to use the MMO servers)… }{

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    1. I don’t think you can use ffxiv as your example because by virtue of being an mmo new content is always coming out for it. It’s even got a new expansion coming out shortly.

      I think the bigger issue will be the game’s engine itself. Crystal Tools is a crappy engine. It’s what took up most of ffxiii’s budget, one of the reasons xv took forever to come out, and had to be redone several times for xiv.

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    2. Nobody has pay gates for subscription based MMO’s and very few have it for F2P games. You can play FFXIV without PlayStation Plus on PS4, for example. I highly doubt Nintendo would put that restriction in if they were to go ahead with the partnership. Or conversely, if Nintendo didn’t want to remove a pay gate, then Square Enix probably wouldn’t put the game on the system.

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    1. Or they’re in talks as they say. They tried to bring it to Xbox One but because they couldn’t land on the same page, the game isn’t on the system. Probably the same deal with Nintendo. A lot goes into the QA process with a cross-platform MMO that requires simultaneous patches and updates across all platforms and every company has to be on the same page.

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  2. Why even come out and say anything at all then? I put about 100 hour sleep into FF14 and I would gladly get back into it, IF it came out on the Switch. But 2-5 years is how long it would take to arrive and the interest would be long gone by then.

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