Final Fantasy XV is one of the most popular games in the Final Fantasy series, and it was the fastest-selling game in the franchise when it was released last year. Since then, it’s had multiple DLCs, it’s going to be getting a multiplayer mode called Comrades, and it’s getting both PC and mobile versions. What surprised people most of all though was that despite saying things to the contrary, a version of the game would be coming to the Nintendo Switch. Potentially.
You see, there’s been conflicting reports about what version of the game would be coming to the popular new system. At first, it seemed like it was the main version, the console version. Then, it was stated that it was the Pocket Edition for phones (which is the full game, just with Chibi graphics and a simplified battle system). Then, the team threw fuel on the fire and said that they did try the main Final Fantasy XV game on the Switch, complete with engine, but it didn’t work out. So, what does this all mean?
In truth? It doesn’t mean anything, not yet. Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata talked with Eurogamer, and he noted that things are still up in the air as to what will happen with the game and with the Switch:
“We’re currently in the middle of the discussion and debate about what we should be doing, and how to realise that on the Switch.”
But that’s not all, they’re also looping in Nintendo on this to ensure that the right decision is made:
“We’re having very open, frank discussions with Nintendo at the moment about what they think is the best thing to do. It’s all under investigation.”
The timing of this is interesting, for at a recent Nintendo Direct, Bethesda revealed that two of their popular games, Doom and Wolfestein II: The New Colossus would be coming to Switch. And the graphics there look pretty solid. So given enough time, it’s reasonable to assume that the same could be done for Final Fantasy XV. But will it? Only time will tell.