Final Fantasy XV is easily one of the more visually impressive games of recent times. Landing on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One – many gushed about just how good the game looked. Turns out that Square Enix wants to bring that same experience to Nintendo Switch – it just might take some time to get it there.
Speaking with Eurogamer, Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata suggested that Square Enix was still very much interested in bringing the full Final Fantasy outing to Nintendo’s portable console – it just might take a bit longer than some would like;
“We’re actually doing very specific technical investigations into what’s possible at the moment… Where we are at the moment – we’ve completed those tests and have worked out where the ground lies. We’re currently in the middle of the discussion and debate about what we should be doing, and how to realise that on the Switch.”
“The other thing – you see the mobile version, the PC version, one thing we value is to optimise the way the game plays and the experience for the individual hardware it’s on rather than a one-size fits all approach. We can’t currently announce anything – we haven’t come to a full decision on the best way to do it yet. We’re having very open, frank discussions with Nintendo at the moment about what they think is the best thing to do. It’s all under investigation.”
The news comes in the shadow of Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition’s announcement. The mobile spin-off is a more bitesize version of the grand Final Fantasy XV adventure, cutting it down to 10 episodic chapters. Speculation suggested that this version of the game would be making its way across to the Nintendo portable console – but these new quotes seem to suggest otherwise.
It would make sense for Square Enix. After Bethesda dropped the mic last week (Revealing DOOM and Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus would be landing on Nintendo Switch) the challenge has been thrown out to AAA developers to get their act together. Bringing Final Fantasy XV to the Nintendo console could be the real show stealer.
If nothing else, it shows Nintendo’s console is very much tempting developers into bringing their wares onto the device. After the Wii U spectacularly saw its third-party development drop off – Switch’s bustling third parry game line-up is a breath of fresh air.
Would you want to see the latest Final Fantasy make an appearance?