Hiromichi Tanaka: Currently no plans for Final Fantasy XIV on 360

Monday, 21st June 2010 20:53 GMT By Joe Anderson


Final Fantasy XIV producer Hiromichi Tanaka has said that Square Enix currently has “no plans” for an Xbox 360 version of his game, although he did admit that the company is “still in talks with Microsoft”.

Speaking in an E3 interview with RPG Site, Tanaka said the company is only working on the “PS3 and Windows version of the game” at the moment.

Elsewhere in the interview Tanaka said that while the version shown on the E3 show floor was running with a full resolution of 1080p, the final PS3 version won’t support this.

“The PS3 version will be running in 720p in order to ensure performance remains high quality, but the PC version can go up to 1080p if your machine is powerful enough. We also support multiple displays, so players can use two or three displays to show the game.”

Finally, the producer said the game is still on track to be released before the end of the year.

“Yes, that is the plan,” he said. “In fact, we were planning to bring the director, Komoto-san to this interview as well, but he had to remain in Japan to work on the game, so it is really at a critical finishing stage at the moment.”

Final Fantasy XIV Online was unveiled by Square at Sony’s E3 press conference last year.

You can check out the brand new E3 trailer below.

Thanks, Alex Donaldson.



  1. spiderLAW


    #1 5 years ago
  2. Mike

    So “no plans” but they’re “in talks.” That sounds like a plan to me. :)

    #2 5 years ago
  3. spiderLAW

    Actually, that sounds right! lol!

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    There will be FFXIV for 360 for sure. It’s just some kind of restriction.

    Interesting, there will be crossplatform gaming between PS3 and PC?

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Razor

    We knew this last year.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Phoenixblight

    Won’t work because MMOs and MS don’t go together.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Freek

    Yup, how many MMO have tried to be on that platform?? And how many succeeded?

    #7 5 years ago
  8. NiceFellow

    Pretty obvious I thought. If MS can agree a pricing structure with SE for Live then it’ll hit 360. If not then it won’t. All the info on this points to issues with how to charge/operate the MMO vs anything to do with the actual game.

    I understand FFXIII sold much more on PS3, so if MS don’t think it’s worth changing their rules to support, or if SE decide not to budge because they think most interest will be via PS3 then I guess it might never hit 360.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Kysshin

    In talks with Microsoft ? That’s money changing hands for you.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Mike

    @6: FFXI is on 360.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Phoenixblight


    Thats one when 360 was not competitor as far as consoles go. Now Champions was supposed to go on the 360 didn’t happen because of MS. Age of Conan also. The list goes on and on but everyone of developers have stated they are willing to go on the 360 but MS is unwilling to work with them. MS wants people to pay for Gold along with paying the monthly sub to the MMO and who is going to do that?

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Mike

    FFXIV players.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Phoenixblight

    Doubt that when they could just go on the computer and just pay 15$ instead of 30$.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. lirky

    sony receives xiv, 360 pc xi exclusive so i think it should stay pc ps3 , or square enix will do that “thing(ffxiii)” again. since ffxiii was exclusive for ps3 till that “thing” happend the money trail.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. polygem

    Ok. I can live with that. I take ff XIII versus for 360 then. Yea ok make it on 4 discs but no milk no sugar. Black and strong. Thanks.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. theevilaires

    Can’t blame them after that disaster with FFXIII

    #16 5 years ago
  17. RaySmooth

    So will it be possible to have one account for both the PC and PS3? For me, I would like to be able to play it on my PS3 when I’m at home and on my laptop when I’m away. They should definitely take that into consideration IMO.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Erthazus

    @17 Of course not. How Sony will make money if you have an account from a PC version?

    Even all Sony MMORPG games like DC Universe Online and Agency are for different versions/accounts.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. revolting

    @18 Incorrect. FF XI, which XIV is the sequel to, allowed players to access one account from both PC and PS2 with only one subscription fee. Possibly xbox as well, althought I’m not 100% certain about that one… it used the same servers as the other two, so probably. But definately PC and PS, at least.

    Although it’s not yet been confirmed for XIV, this was one of the game’s more popular features, and if it isn’t supported for this one, there’ll be a fair amount of subscriber outcry from the established XI user base.

    That said, the entire PlayOnline subscription service was diabolical, and really could do with being scrapped and rebuilt. But nothing is known one way or the other yet.

    Additionally I don’t believe this has been confirmed or denied for DCUO or the Agency either… you have an irritating habit of making guesses stating them as factual knowledge. There’s little known fact about the account model for either of those titles yet.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Erthazus

    @19 really? I never knew that. Interesting stuff.

    “you have an irritating habit of making guesses stating them as factual knowledge.”

    Actually no. When i know about something i say for 100% Here i really don’t know and it is my Pachter mode, so i’m guessing here. I didn’t know about that, so it’s interesting.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. revolting

    Hint: Nobody likes Pachter. ;)

    #21 5 years ago
  22. sebbie16

    @19 FFXIV is NOT a sequel to FFXI. It was supposed to be at first, hence similar character designs, but then they decided to make it a different world.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. ivycrew707

    I wonder how Activision is gonna get COD as subcription on xbox… i’m eager to see that after what Mr. K said

    #23 5 years ago
  24. mojo

    in other words: 360 Version confirmed.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Blerk

    Does anyone really care at the end of the day? The journos at E3 weren’t exactly enthused by it as far as I can tell.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. StolenGlory

    Looks good regardless.

    #26 5 years ago

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