Final Fantasy XV Director Open To Opportunities For Switch But Nothing Is Set In Stone

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Last month at Gamescom in Germany, Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata had a few things to say about the Nintendo Switch, including seeming to hint at a possible Switch version of FFXV. Tabata later commented that the Switch’s hardware was not capable of performing well with FFXV’s Luminous Engine when they ran tests with it at Square Enix.


Now Tabata has spoken to Kotaku about the Switch a little more, and noted that, after his initial comments at Gamescom, a representative at Nintendo contacted him. However, Tabata would not reveal what they discussed. In addition to that, Tabata also had the following to say in regards to the Switch, mentioning that Square Enix believes that the console is “a great platform” and that they will be “open to looking for opportunities” with it.


Here is Tabata’s full comment:


“It was just kind of a joke response. That said, we aren’t dismissing the hardware in any way. We believe it’s a great platform, and we’re open to looking for opportunities. And if the opportunity presents itself, and there’s something we can do on that given platform, we’d like to do it.”


In addition to that, Tabata also discussed his own personal challenge of actually obtaining a Switch, something that many people wanting to get their hands on the console can relate to given its scarcity. He went on to say that he has many games already for the Switch, including The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Splatoon 2, he’s just missing the console to play them on.


To read the rest of the interview with Tabata, you can go here.


Final Fantasy XV is available for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. A PC version was recently announced, as well, which will be releasing early 2018.

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