Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has been on the PS3, PS4, and PC for the longest time. Japanese video game developers and publishers, Square Enix Corp. have staid it never found its way to the XBox One because Microsoft’s infrastructure did not allow for cross-platform play which allows players from any platform to play together on the same servers.
“In addition to natively supporting cross-platform play between XBox One and Windows 10 games that use XBox Live, we’re enabling developers to support cross-network play as well,” Chris Charla Director of ID at Xbox wrote in a post, announcing its Game Developers Conference plans.”
“This means players on XBox One and Windows 10 using XBox Live will be able to play with players on different online multiplayer networks including other console and PC networks.”
There’s the possibility of Final Fantasy XIV coming to the Xbox One. Now however, it’s closer to reality than you’d have earlier imagined.
“Microsoft actually approached the Final Fantasy XIV team about the cross-platform opportunity,” Naoki Yoshida, game producer, director and designer for Square Enix told Polygon. “When our team reviewed the regulations that are associated with that, we realized that Microsoft may not have the experience or understanding of running an MMORPG as an online game genre just yet. The Final Fantasy 14 team has fed back to Microsoft that there are certain elements of its regulations that we would have to consider waived. We’re waiting on Microsoft’s response for that, but we are having discussions.”[related-posts]
It will be interesting to see if Sony will allow this to happen. Rocket League allows for players on PC and Xbox One to play together but as for those on the PS4 and Xbox One? Sony hasn’t given the go ahead just yet.