For those who are hoping that Final Fantasy XV will be released in Nintendo Switch, players can scratch the title off your list. Director Hajime Tabata stated that the latest installment of the popular Final Fantasy franchise will not be coming to Switch. Tabata states that the game will not run. When pressed further on the statement, Tabata replied that Final Fantasy XV will probably run but his development team did not conduct tests to know whether the game would run properly on the console.
At the moment, there are no plans for Nintendo Switch but there is interest in the platform among the development team. Tabata said that they do not have many Nintendo fans. Final Fantasy XV is running on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and a PC port is being planned. Tabata also disclosed that the team who worked on FFXV is very much intact, about 70% of the team are still working on the title.
The team members are working on doing updates for the game. Game updates, bug fixes, the upcoming DLCs and other tweaks are being handled by the same team. FFXV received acclaim for the outstanding open world, high-quality graphics and gameplay. The Final Fantasy story however was somewhat incomplete as reported by both critics and fans alike. This feedback prompted the team to also include story updates with their DLCs as published by TechTimes.
Although Square Enix will not be releasing Final Fantasy XV for the Switch, the game director did not say so conclusively. Square Enix already has several games listed to be released on Nintendo’s upcoming console. I am Setsuna will be available at the launch of Switch. Dragon Quests games have also been announced. Project Octopath Traveler which is an entirely new RPG was also teased during the presentation of Nintendo Switch last January as reported by IGN News.