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Square Enix has explained why Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered won’t have offline multiplayer

Square Enix‘s Ryoma Araki, director of the upcoming remaster of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles, did an interview with Destructoid. There, Araki revealed why the decision was made to remove offline multiplayer from the game. You can see what Araki said about the matter in full down below.

“I believe players of the remaster will enjoy the same multiplayer user experience as they did back in the day with the original game. Three of the four platforms that this game will be released on are portable, so even if all four players play on different hardware, they can play together in the same location, or even if they’re physically far apart. Multiplayer was made so that players can choose how to play depending on their gameplay style. The game didn’t mesh well with local play that would restrict it to one platform, and implementing both a cross-platform feature and a local play feature may be a challenge for us to tackle in the future.”


9 thoughts on “Square Enix has explained why Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered won’t have offline multiplayer”

  1. I understand this is multiplatform, but I still don’t see why they couldn’t implement the local play feature to allow Switches in close proximity to play with each other. I wonder if creating an app where they can store a character’s data and upload to a nearby console that way could work since it has mobile compatibility anyways. It would be like the DS suitcase thing in Animal Crossing.

  2. I wish Nintendo worked on games like Square Enix did.

    They have many games released this year. And I’m still waiting on Bravely Default II to get out that Demo.

    What has Nintendo released in 2020 besides Animal Crossing and Paper Mario?

    That’s pretty impressive how Square Enix works on games immediately and Nintendo makes one game every 5 to 6 years.
    Retro is lazy too. What have they done with Doneky King since Tropical Freeze released on Wii U in 2014?
    Nothing. Because if they did then why didnt Yoshi Wooly World get ported from Wii U to Switch but instead got a sequel?

    Because Retro didnt do nothing after Tropical Freeze was finished. That’s why Switch got Delux version.

    D.E.L.U.X= dumb excuse lazy unqualified xenophobic

    That is what Nintendo has been with making games lately….unlike Square Enix.

  3. I do wish Nintendo would update their games the way developers like motion star updates the dead cells game with plenty of updates. We wouldnt be stuck with the same mario kart game from the wii u

  4. I think they failed to see an excellent opportunity for an awesome multiplayer feature by having multiple Nintendo Switch consoles link up to a Switch console similar to havebthe GBA did with the GameCube back in the day, what a shame…

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