Gamers will be able to enjoy Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn on Playstation 3, Playstation 4, and their personal computers and in fact many of them have been thanks to the MMO’s numerous beta weeks. But why isn’t there an Xbox360 or an Xbox One announcement? Bad news, chief, there won’t be. As was the case with RuneScape and a number of other MMOs, FFXIV will not be showing up on Microsoft’s console until the company changes its stance on cross-platform titles.
In an interview with RPGsite, Naoki Yoshida explained that Microsoft would require FFXIV to be on its own platform-specific servers, a request which the developer refuses to accommodate.
“For example, one player might be on the PC version, another might be on the PS4 version, and I’m playing the Xbox version – but we’re not able to join the same game servers. That is just… I just don’t like the idea. I disagree with it.”
Since the question gets asked in every article: Final Fantasy XI was released on the Xbox360, however the story goes that Microsoft merely made an exemption for the title. Why they can’t do it again is anyone’s guess.