January 30, 2023

Xbox boss Phil Spencer mentioned he is nonetheless not giving up on attempting to carry Sq. Enix’s vastly standard MMO Ultimate Fantasy 14 to Xbox platforms.

In 2019, Spencer publicly promised to “carry this sport to Xbox” throughout a media presentation on the X019 occasion in London. Nonetheless, nearly three years later, there’s nonetheless no signal of FFXIV coming to Xbox.

Requested by Sport Watch in regards to the standing of the Xbox model this week, Spencer replied, “In fact we introduced it (laughs). In fact, we have not given up but. It is a dedication from each Microsoft and Sq. Enix to players, and we’ll proceed to coordinate our efforts.”

Patch 6.2 trailer for Ultimate Fantasy XIV

The web sport for PC and PS4 was first launched in 2010. Following Spencer’s promise in 2019, Ultimate Fantasy XIV was launched for the PlayStation 5 in 2021.

In 2019, Sq. Enix acknowledged that the delay in releasing the sport on Xbox was as a result of platform restrictions on sure crossplay options, equivalent to chatting and creating guilds with gamers on different platforms.

Ultimate Fantasy XIV director Naoki Yoshida beforehand informed Wccftech that he spoke with Phil Spencer about resolving platform points which are stopping the sport from coming to Xbox.

“To play MMORPG [on Xbox], there are 2 Microsoft guidelines that stop cross-platform play from being potential. Till these guidelines are rejected, there isn’t a level on this, ”he defined.

“One of many guidelines is that gamers from totally different platforms can not talk with one another within the sport. Then how one can play MMO?

“One other rule is that you just can not create a neighborhood with video games on one other platform. You can not create a guild, you can not enter a hyperlink shell, [and] no free firm. So I would love Microsoft to vary their guidelines.”

Nonetheless, Ultimate Fantasy 14 is one among a number of Sq. Enix video games that did not make it to the Xbox platform.

Two years after its launch, Ultimate Fantasy 7 Remake stays unique to the PlayStation console. The subsequent Ultimate Fantasy sport, FF16, can be a PlayStation unique, as is Sq. Enix’s RPG Forespoken.