Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition is Square Enix’s take on bringing the console experience of Final Fantasy XV to mobile players. Some fans of the series are now speculating that the mobile edition of Final Fantasy XV is most likely the version of the game that will come to the Nintendo Switch. However, game director Hajime Tabata has come out and said that Square Enix has experimented with trying to get the full console version of Final Fantasy XV running on the Nintendo Switch.
In a statement to Eurogamer, Tabata said:
“Honestly, when we did the technical test to see if we could use the same native engine we used on other console versions on the Switch, we tried to run it there, the results weren’t satisfactory, It wasn’t what you’d want from a final game. It doesn’t mean that’s the end of that – we’re looking at the options, like the customisation of the engine.”
He went on to state that Square Enix will continue to investigate the possibility of getting Final Fantasy XV on Nintendo’s latest console. Square Enix is no stranger to the Nintendo Switch, with games like Dragon Quest Builders, Lost Sphere, Octopath Traveler all slated for release onto the Nintendo Switch. Fans wanting a Final Fantasy experience on the Switch might just have to wait a little while longer.
Final Fantasy XV first released onto the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in late 2016. The title went through a long and arduous development process which started all the way back in 2006 with a reveal trailer for the game. Before it was a numbered entry into the series, the title was called Final Fantasy Versus XIII. The “Versus XIII” in the title alluded to the game taking place in the world of the then, yet to be released Final Fantasy XIII.
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