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Square Enix Interested In Bringing Future Final Fantasy Games To PC

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Square Enix are interested in bringing future Final Fantasy games to PC, Final Fantasy series producer Yoshinori Kitase said in a talk with Eurogamer.

 

“Let’s not forget, when we developed the Final Fantasy 13 series, all three titles, at the early stages of development we were working on PC,” Kitase said.

 

“Then we had to port it to the consoles. As far as the technology is concerned, it would have been possible for us to make a PC version, but we decided against it for two reasons: we looked at the market situation and we didn’t think it would be a good idea, and also it would have involved lots of complex issues like security. So we decided not to do it this time around.”

 

However, Kitase added, Square Enix do see potential in the PC market for the future.

 

“But we see potential in it and there are lots of regions and countries where PC is very strong,” Kitase shared. “So in terms of our hope of being able to deliver our games to every single country in the world and to as many gamers as possible, yes, we would definitely be interested in pursuing that route in the future.”

 

It bears mentioning that both Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III use DirectX 11 for development. Both games are being developed at a quality higher than next-gen consoles are capable of, and then ported down to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, which use very similar architecture to PCs, facilitating easy porting and multiplatform development.

 

Square Enix’s Tetsuya Nomura, who is directing both games, has stated in the past that the company will consider bringing Final Fantasy XV to other hardware capable of running DirectX 11 as well. Once again, the possibility of Final Fantasy XV appearing on PC is looking very likely.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.