“Not just the Vita, but also smartphones, so that kind of access will be allowed,” Yoshida tells RPG Site in a wide-ranging interview. “That will open the door to things like applications that people can used to check their inventory, or check the market and purchase things from the auctions,” he said.
He also mentioned that Square are currently in talks with Microsoft about bringing the game to Xbox 360, but not before earlier promises of a PlayStation 3 delivery are realized:
“One of the promises was to release a PlayStation 3 version – we made that promise long, long ago, and we still haven’t kept it,” he explains. “We made that promise not only to the players, but to Sony as well. The first thing that we need to do, to regain [player] trust, is to fulfill those promises of bringing the PS3 version. Our priority right now is getting that version finished.
“Of course, because the game is developed on the PC, moving it to the Xbox 360 platform wouldn’t be that difficult, but as we said before, the thing we have to get done first is getting that PS3 version done. Once that’s done, we can take the next step from there. We are continuing our talks with Microsoft, but then you think, maybe next year Microsoft might be announcing their next hardware, and so our decision is do we wait for that next hardware? So we’re going to wait and see what’s happening after we delivered what we’ve promised.
EGM’s TAKE: The Square team, despite getting off ot a rocky start, appears to be aiming for a clean reboot of the Final Fantasy XIV concept. Focusing on getting the core game experience tightened up in the wake of their panned first attempt at the MMORGP seems the smart move before moving onto the Xbox platform.