Final Fantasy XIV Not Coming to Xbox Due to Microsoft Policies

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  1. Zorua
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    Zorua I'm not a furry.

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    Guess those fancy dedicated servers are going to cry themselves to sleep. Not a huge Final Fantasy fan myself, but this is another reason to not get an Xbox One.
     
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  2. TehSkull

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    Sounds to me like another reason not to buy an Xbox One. I love the thought of cross-platform multiplayer.
     
  3. UltraHurricane

    UltraHurricane GBAtemp Regular

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    Gahars was right, Sony got the weeaboo market by the balls at this point
     
  4. Celice

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    I dunno... Dragon Quest X is now coming to PC and is currently in beta...!
     
  5. Costello

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    ^ couldn't agree more
    but yeah, Microsoft('s home entertainment division) are just digging their own grave a little deeper by the day...
     
  6. Lestworth

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    I'm not a massive fan of the series, but that is still a huge blow to Microsoft. We all know how rabid the FF community is, the game is considered a "console seller" for them, but since its been cross platform it really never had a dedicated area.

    Idk ... im kinda confused on what to say, because i know each system will sell but it just feels like the X1 is so far behind the PS4 right now, even with exclusives for each library.

    I want healthy competition between the consoles, because it forces them to produce better exclusives for the system.
     
  7. chartube12

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    This is the one of the same several reasons the PS4 version of DCU:online is rumored to be the PC version in cloud mode. Also by having shared servers for mulitplatforms they decrease the amount of servers needed slightly. This leads to savings in other areas, like cooling, power and space.
     
  8. natkoden

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    What's Microsoft?
     
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  9. shakirmoledina

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    well we go back to the ps1 and ps2 era
     
  10. Ethevion

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    Couldn't care less. After GW2, I'll never subscribe to a game ever again.
     
  11. natkoden

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    Is GW2 that bad, huh?

    Well, I should know, I tried it.
     
  12. Ethevion

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    -.- That's not what I meant. I mean ever since GW2 and it's epicness and no subscription fees, I'll never pay for any other MMORPG, especially if it requires a subscription.
     
  13. natkoden

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    I know what you meant, I was joking.
     
  14. Ethevion

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    Sorry, I couldn't tell if it was a joke, or sarcasm, or really serious. Too early in the morning.
     
  15. narutofan777

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    there are so many MMORPG's nowadays..ya can't play em all. this ain't a big deal.
     
  16. Sefi

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    I've been playing this since the old version that died off and am now in the beta for the new version. They've said this since the beginning about the 360 and why there's no planned version for it. The difference between PC and PS3 right now in beta is a major one graphics-wise, maybe even more than FFXI was between PS2 and PC. Not having it on 360 isn't that much of a loss.

    It's quite a different game from the version that was around 2 years ago. Open beta is getting close and release is still the end of August. They've changed about 80% of the entire game, from core battle mechanics to an entire graphical overhaul.
     
  17. Mantis41

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    Microsoft are doomed.
     
  18. Gahars

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    To be fair, considering how disastrous the FF XIV launch was, I can't exactly blame Microsoft for not bending over backwards to snag the game.

    Square Enix seems to be getting their shit together with the relaunch, but you know, it's two years too late. If you didn't have anything worth launching, you shouldn't have launched until you did. I really have to wonder how well the game will perform even with all the enhancements - and if they would have been better off just giving the game a mercy kill and starting fresh.
     
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    Given the amount of abuse google have given the term beta over the years, MS doing similar things, half the stuff in the mobile markets and other aspects of mmos, the rabid nature of FF MMO peoples, the rabid nature of FF fans in general (there are people willing to say they like the post 9 games and call the post 6 ones uncontested masterworks after all) then I can not entirely blame SE for giving it a punt.
     
  20. Taleweaver

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    I honestly don't get why microsoft isn't simply allowing it. It would be a piece of cake convincing them to make the pc version windows only (or even windows 8 only). And AFAIK, microsoft still makes that windows operating system thingy. It would also give people more reasons to go online, which is something they kind of wanted just a short time ago.

    Also: am I missing some sources? Because I don't see a single mention of the xbox one, or even next-gen (I'm assuming they're talking about the xbox360). No idea how that pops up all of the sudden...