Not too long ago, during a Gamescom live stream, Final Fantasy XV Director Hajime Tabata seemed to tease a Switch version of the game. Since then, DualShockers asked Tabata about the matter, and it seems that they’re just not ready yet. According to Tabata, “nothing has been decided yet. The development team is testing out what kind of specs the Switch can provide”. Tabata further explained that “they tried to test the Luminous Engine (which is the engine powering the game on PS4 and Xbox One) on the platform, and they figured out that at this point in time the team can’t ‘bring out the most of the engine’ on the Switch”. Basically, they’re still seeing what they can do with the Switch and “making sure that they’ll capitalize on the platform’s characteristics, bringing out the most of it”.
However, Tabata was also quick to clarify that this isn’t meant to be a negative opinion on the Switch. The team “did not do any specific optimization to the Liminous Engine for Nintendo’s console. They simply loaded it in to see how it would perform”. Tabata says that the team’s current stance with the Switch is that they “understand the technical specifications of the Switch, and they will continue to look into what they can do for the platform”.