Final Fantasy XIV coming to Xbox Series X/S in spring 2024. 4K visuals, faster loading like PS5 version.
Final Fantasy XIV to arrive on Xbox Series X/S in spring 2024. 4K visuals, faster loading like PS5 version, no Xbox-only upgrades confirmed.
Microsoft added 10 Final Fantasy titles to Game Pass in 2019, but XIV was missing. Xbox lacked an active MMO.
Final Fantasy XIV not included in Xbox Game Pass. Released on PS3, PC (2013), PS4 (2014), Mac (2015), PS5 (2021).
FFXIV courts series fans, compensates for XVI's PS5 exclusivity. Targets Japanese gamers, JRPG enthusiasts.
FFXIV on Xbox reaches series fans, Japanese gamers, and JRPG enthusiasts. Eliminates a barrier for adoption.
The Xbox has struggled in Japan due in no small part to local studios skipping the platform in favor of domestic consoles from Nintendo and Sony. This game won't suddenly improve Microsoft's fortunes, but it does eliminate a barrier to adoption for some players.