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http://www.vg247.com/2009/08/20/ffxiv-discussions-with-microsoft-holding-up-360-version/

Ongoing discussions with Microsoft about how Final Fantasy XIV is to work with Xbox Live are partly to blame for the lack of announced 360 version, producer Hiromichi Tanaka told VG247 at GamesCom today.

“FFXI for 360; at that point PS2 didn’t have a hard disc [and] that was really difficult for us, but Xbox 360 had that from the beginning, so that really helped us. We managed to smoothly move onto 360 from the Windows version, so that was very good to us,” said the developer.

“However, for FFXIV, because 360 has its own policy with Xbox Live that is different from [the] internet, that’s something we’re in discussions with Microsoft [about], to come to an agreement. That’s one of the reasons it’s not going to be launched at that point.”

The “point” being the simultaneous release of the PS3 and Windows versions next year.

Tanaka told us in the same conversation that the words “launch timing” were “cut out” of SCEA boss Jack Tretton’s FFXIV exclusivity announcement FFXIV at E3, and that it “doesn’t mean that we’re not going to have a 360 [version] in the future”.

We saw the MMO in Cologne today. Looks neat. More soon

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360 version isn't surprising but looks like MS has to do something to help them.




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Already had this thread twice, this is the third now >.



if FFXI could be released without any problem on 360 then XIV can be released as well.



I missed the other threads. I'm sure someone pointed out that, since it's multi-platform now, it's going to suck.



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d21lewis said:
I missed the other threads. I'm sure someone pointed out that, since it's multi-platform now, it's going to suck.

I think it's going to suck because it's a MMO...

There was a time where Squaresoft would release 3 great Final Fantasy games per generation... Now, we would be lucky to get 2.



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Godot said:
d21lewis said:
I missed the other threads. I'm sure someone pointed out that, since it's multi-platform now, it's going to suck.

I think it's going to suck because it's a MMO...

There was a time where Squaresoft would release 3 great Final Fantasy games per generation... Now, we would be lucky to get 2.

personally i would hit FF14 or some other mmo game on a console if it would be good and well supported by developer. when i will finish most of 360 games i'm interested in, i will stay with 2-3 different online games like Halo 3, Forza 3 and some co-op fps(maybe L4D2) - some decent mmo game would be nice addition to that, but only if it would be released the same day worldwide cause i hate the asian advantage.



I probably wouldn't get it unless it got really good reviews, but I'm hoping it comes to 360. One less bullet in the Sony fanboys' guns.



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Jack Tretton worded it very carefully

"PS3 will be the only console you can play FF14 on in 2001" = its on PC & its a timed PS3 console exclusive



Meh. My first and only MMORPG is going to be DC Universe online, anyway.



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Meh. My first and only MMORPG is going to be DC Universe online, anyway.

the only mmos i care about is Kingdom Under Fire 2, Free Realms, Islands of Wakfu, APB, Secret World(and this game is vaporware eventhough they released some info few months ago) and FFXIV.

both Champions Online and DC Universe look like shit to me - i can play singleplayer superhero game but, MMO title? nah.