Final Fantasy 14 Microsoft wants it, Square Enix wants it, so why aren’t they back? (photo: Square Enix)

Despite the three-year silence, Phil Spencer swears he’s still working to get Final Fantasy 14 ported to Xbox.

Back in 2019, Xboxs Phil Spencer assured fans that Square Enixs Final Fantasy 14 would one day come to the Xbox platform.

Although director Naoki Yoshida said that conversations between Square Enix and Microsoft were going well last October, there have been no real updates on the Xbox version yet.

During the Tokyo Game Show, Spencer was asked about the situation and claimed that both companies were committed to the idea.

While he didn’t mention when we could see a computer screen, he didn’t say what stage the talks were at, so he didn’t mention he spoke to the media early on.

Since all parties of the party can love Final Fantasy 14 on Xbox 360, what’s at the bottom of the line?

Of course, we haven’t given up yet. It’s both companies’ Microsoft and Square Enix’s commitment to gaming fans, and we’ll continue to coordinate going forward, Spencer told Game Watch (via Google Translate).

Final Fantasy 14 is undoubtedly an attempt to launch the next major story expansion (pictured: Square Enix).

Due to their close working relationship with Sony (assuming there were any rumors that they were acquiring the former outright), it would be easy to assume that they were the main obstacle to Final Fantasy 14’s introduction on Xbox.

In a book published in 2021, Yoshida pointed out that the reason for his failure is simply the long transportation process, but in fact there is not enough time to do it.

At the time, the team was very busy not only with the PlayStation 5 port of the games, but also with the Endwalker expansion, which launched in December and became the final piece of the actual storyline.

Yoshida explained in a recent interview with Wccftech that any issues with a cross-play game also held up. This means that Microsoft’s own regulations have not made it difficult to implement user-friendly online play for multiple games like Final Fantasy 14.

I’ve explained it before, but we’re ready to cross-play, he said. Microsoft’s regulations help make cross-play possible. If the regulations don’t make sense.

Final Fantasy 14 is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox 5 and Xbox One.

MORE: Square Enix had to stop selling Final Fantasy 14 because it’s too popular.

Plus: FF14 is a massive new update for solo players, with a new focus on battling all players.

Read more: Final Fantasy 14 Nightclub, fan-roasted for rule-breaking billboard.

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