Nintendo has remained confident that while claiming that the Nintendo Switch will have complete third party publisher and developer support. Unfortunately the launch line-up for the console begs to differ, with a few of the biggest third-party games absent from the list.
But then again not every publisher and developer has ruled out the possibility of their games arriving on the Nintendo Switch and Square Enix is amongst that lot. Square Enix will deliver several of games to the console and now they have perhaps suggested that Final Fantasy XIV will be one of them.
During the Final Fantasy festival in Germany, Square Enix producer Naoki Yoshida revealed that there is a possibility for Final Fantasy XIV for Nintendo Switch. In order for that to happen though they would require Nintendo to make a few changes.
According to Yoshida:
“The main limitation [is] that they absolutely don’t want to create a boxed off version of the game that can’t interact with the others. If that could be overcome then they’d be very interested in discussing a Switch port.”
Right now Square Enix is working on several Final Fantasy games, like the Final Fantasy VII remake, DLC expansions for Final Fantasy XV and more. Square Enix is yet to make any significant revelations regarding the Final Fantasy VII remake and the game’s combat is particularly being kept hidden. According to a few leaked images the combat system could be similar to Kingdom Hearts combat system.
Meanwhile in other news regarding the Switch, Epic Games has revealed that they are set to add support for Unreal Engine 4 on the Nintendo Switch. Unreal Engine is a suite of integrated tools for game developers to design and build games, simulations, and visualizations.This move will allow third-party developers interested in making games for the Switch to use Unreal Engine 4 in every version of the game.
Final Fantasy VII remake is an action RPG in development at Square Enix and will launch exclusively for PlayStation 4.