Fans who were hoping to play Final Fantasy XV on the Nintendo NX might be disappointed.
Final Fantasy XV is shaping up to be quite an epic adventure, and Square Enix has been releasing news at a consistent rate in regard to gameplay, graphics, and more. We’ve seen how Noctis and his friends will travel, the various environments that they’ll roam around in, and how they’ll do battle with some of the fiercest enemies in the Final Fantasy universe. Unfortunately, not every console will be seeing the game ported.
We know that Final Fantasy XV will be dropping into PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles, but it looks as though Square Enix has no plans to port the game over to the Nintendo NX. There’s little information on the NX as it stands, but game director Hajime Tabata has revealed that the Square Enix team is not currently focusing on bringing Final Fantasy XV to Nintendo’s upcoming console.
In a report by Yibada, Tabata stated that their main focus would be on the PlayStation 4 and XBox One. Multiple trailers have shown us various improvements on the game, ranging from changes in the combat system to how the frame rate would play out. We’ve even been given details on how to proceed with boss fights, just one of the exciting elements that will make Final Fantasy XV a top RPG.
The Nintendo NX is not the only system that Final Fantasy XV won’t be coming to. PC users have also been inquiring as to whether or not Noctis and crew will be ported, but Square Enix has only expressed that they have interest in making a PC port and nothing more.
Would it be possible to bring a game like Final Fantasy XV to the Nintendo NX? Rumors seem to suggest that the console will be as innovative as you might expect from Nintendo. Gamereactor reports that while Hajime Tabata isn’t looking at the Nintendo NX as a possibility at this time, he has good expectations about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
What do we know about the Nintendo NX so far? A report by Forbes suggests that the NX will be completely portable, though the sacrifice will be that the console will be less powerful than your standard current generation system. Furthermore, the system may be returning to its roots; games will be in cartridge form, not disc. It appears that Nintendo won’t be focusing on the quality of graphics like the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Eurogamer reports that they want their focus to be the amount of technology that they can fit into a handheld device.
It would be quite a feat to have Final Fantasy XV portable, but it leaves one to wonder how the game would work on a mobile console if its power doesn’t quite match the likes of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. A representative from Nintendo had this to say in regard to the Nintendo NX.
“Graphical comparisons with current consoles are difficult due to the vastly different nature of the device – but once again we’ve heard Nintendo is not chasing graphical parity. Quite the opposite, it is sacrificing power to ensure it can squeeze all of this technology into a handheld.”
Ultimately, we see that Square Enix has big plans for its upcoming RPG. Final Fantasy XV is set for a September 30 release, with multiple editions available to fans depending on what they want to get out of the game.
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