Say it ain’t so!
Sorry Nintendo Switch fans, but it appears Final Fantasy XV will not be headed your way anytime soon. Rumors had started circulating these past few weeks that the team behind the latest FF title could bring the game to Nintendo’s new console. It didn’t help slow the rumor mill that Square Enix was testing out the Switch. And the fact that it was teased at Gamescom. And that the director of the game praised Nintendo for Breath of the Wild and wants to achieve some of the same things. But the kibosh got put on those dreams, for now at least.
In an interview with Famitsu (heads up, the interview is in Japanese), Director Hajime Tabata has admitted that currently the team isn’t actively trying to bring Final Fantasy XV to the Switch. What many thought was the team working with the console so that a port may be possible was actually Square Enix conducting some technical tests and trying out some things with the Switch, mainly to determine which engine to use for future projects. Bummer city man.
Tabata confirmed that the main thing on the team’s plate right now is the upcoming Final Fantasy XV story-focused DLC, not a Nintendo Switch release. However, like a double-edged sword, he didn’t rule out what the future may bring. So is there still hope? For the time being it’s a not-so-solid no.
Final Fantasy XV is currently available for the PS4 and Xbox One with a PC version slated for early 2018.