Square Enix previously due to the “concept of incompatibility” and Microsoft relationship stalemate, resulted in its “Final Fantasy Pixel Remake” game did not land on the Microsoft Xbox platform. Square Enix now seems to have repaired the relationship with Microsoft.
Square Enix previously announced that Final Fantasy 14 will be released on Microsoft Xbox next spring, and support cross-platform online.
Now Square Enix has gone one step further, and according to IGN, Square Enix CEO Takashi Kiryu has issued a statement saying that “in addition to Final Fantasy 14, we will be bringing more games to the Microsoft Xbox platform:
As the CEO of Square Enix, I want to continue to deliver great games to fans around the world, and whenever possible, we plan to continue to bring more of our games to Xbox platforms for players around the world, and we're looking forward to working closely with the Xbox team." [Square Enix: In addition to Final Fantasy 14, we're bringing more games to Microsoft's Xbox platforms.
▲ Source: Final Fantasy 14 Fan Fest Official Poster
At the Final Fantasy 14 Fan Fest recently, Microsoft’s head of Xbox, Spencer, said that Microsoft is also actively involved in bringing Final Fantasy 14 to Xbox, with Spencer himself stating that “this is a ‘big moment’ in Microsoft’s relationship with Square Enix! ‘”
The Xbox Series X version of Final Fantasy 14 will reportedly support 4K resolution, and the public beta will be released alongside the game’s version 6.5 update, with both Xbox Series X / S versions of Final Fantasy 14 offering full cross-platform play.