Square Enix Contemplates Bringing Final Fantasy XIV to Nintendo Switch

Square Enix is considering a Nintendo Switch version for Final Fantasy XIV.

The news comes from a panel (via Nova_Crystallis) at the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival in Frankfurt, Germany earlier today, where the company said a Switch version for the MMORPG was under “consideration.”

Game director and producer Naoki Yoshida teased a port of the game for the Switch back when it was still codenamed the NX, back in 2015.

It’s worth pointing out that Square Enix has been considering an Xbox One port of the game, however we haven’t heard anything beyond that.

In case you missed it, you should read our latest report on the game’s latest Stormblood expansion, here.

Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood is launching for both PlayStation 4 and PC on June 30th.

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  1. Gale
    February 19, 2017 at 12:24 am

    Please, no.

    We just dropped PS3 support we don’t need PS3.5 support.

  2. Anon_Amous
    February 19, 2017 at 12:30 am

    I mean that’s fine and everything but I just personally don’t care about MMOs. I guess it would be cool to hook up to wifi spots and have it on the go for people who like that though. I would much rather FF7: Remake come to Switch, that’d be a guaranteed buy on that system.

  3. OSad
    February 19, 2017 at 12:30 am

    You could bring worse games to it, I guess.

  4. Eldhin Hellknight
    Eldhin Hellknight
    February 19, 2017 at 4:00 am

    That shit will explode during a battle against Odin

  5. GameZard
    February 19, 2017 at 5:17 am

    why not I guess?

  6. Icer Zerocool
    Icer Zerocool
    February 19, 2017 at 5:17 am

    Please bring it! I want to be a able to play it in the park and let those potato couch guys plays it from home!

  7. Fandangle
    February 19, 2017 at 6:24 am

    I don’t understand. You don’t want a demographic to play a game because console wars?

  8. STARSBarry
    February 19, 2017 at 7:28 am

    no its because the PS3 limited how big the zones in the game could be hence why there was loading walls in the zones. Heavenward had bigger zones and the PS3 had real issues with running them, this meant PS3 players just could not compete in raids etc with there 30 and below FPS, too many one shots that needed pixel perfect timing.

    The problem with adding the Wii U is it is weaker hardware than the PS4 again, this means there would have to be LIMITATIONS put on the PC and PS4 versions of the game as they all share the same servers and ergo need to share the same game files.

  9. Fandangle
    February 19, 2017 at 7:30 am

    Has the official specs for the Switch been revealed yet? I’d agree with you if it’s a significant amount but if it’s at least more powerful than the Xbone it’s hard to argue against it. It’s hard for me to comment any way since I haven’t kept up with switch news outside of game announcements

  10. STARSBarry
    February 19, 2017 at 7:47 am

    well Clock speeds on CPU and GPU of the Older Xbox one not the S come in at,1.75GHz with the GPU sitting at a 853MHz the S got a small boost to GPU with 914MHz

    The switch on the other hand CPU is 1020MHz yeah not GHz and the GPU runs at 768MHz while DOCKED when its undocked this is downed to 307.2MHz as to not make the damn thing light up like a Samsung Galaxy.

    so on paper with what we know it certainly feels weaker, it is however designed to be running at 720p rather than 1080 so there is that in its favour for performance and its certainly got a better GPU than the PS3 WHILE DOCKED! but id worry it would still chain the other players without some serious compromises for switch users.

  11. bdp
    February 19, 2017 at 9:37 am

    Honestly don’t see a point.

  12. InkViper
    February 19, 2017 at 9:51 am

    Wii U? you mean switch.

  13. porkbun
    February 19, 2017 at 10:25 am

    There’s no way switch is more powerful than xb1.

  14. MGDays
    February 19, 2017 at 11:57 am

    They already have plans to drop PS3 support. Why on earth are they now thinking of supporting a system with lower specs than the PS3?

    What are they smoking? Seriously.

  15. No_Good_Names_Ever
    February 19, 2017 at 11:57 am

    I don’t think they know what that word means.

  16. Nagato
    February 19, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Zone size seems like it would have been a RAM issue, of which the Switch still has significantly more than the PS3 did.

  17. Fandangle
    February 19, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    and I said there is no way the switch is more powerful than the WiiU but apparently it’s up there. I mean it has EA, Bethesda, and Ubisoft relatively satisfied.

  18. Fandangle
    February 19, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Well then, I’m still on the fence about it but I’m starting to agree with the “It shouldn’t be there” camp. It’d help if maybe they were capable of optimizing it to work on the system but that doesn’t seem likely.

  19. catazxy
    February 19, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    More like “wanting to see if there is any hype or demand for it”.

  20. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    February 19, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    I’ll definitely check it out if it does get released.

  21. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    February 19, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Pretty much.

  22. orbo
    February 19, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    Yeah I don’t understand why they would “consider” a switch port.
    The ps3 could barely handle the game anymore and held the other versions back as to not break the ps3 version, they dropped ps3 support specifically to break free from its limitations.
    A switch version can only end poorly.

  23. Tristan (Chili1)
    Tristan (Chili1)
    February 19, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    >lower specs than the PS3
    The Switch and Wii U both are ahead of the 360 and PS3 in terms of specs. What are YOU smoking? They’re weaker than the PS4/Xbox One. Not weaker than the PS3/360.

  24. MGDays
    February 19, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    I’m smoking the pipe that questions why they’re finding yet another system to force the old excuse of console limitations upon.

  25. Malcolm_Ecks
    February 19, 2017 at 10:33 pm


  26. Malcolm_Ecks
    February 19, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    Ram combined with a stuffed to the gills with people issue. Hell, the PS3 had trouble rendering textures from Heavansward.

  27. Ace
    February 20, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    We didn’t get a Spider Webber class?!?! WE WERE LIED TO!

  28. No_Good_Names_Ever
    February 20, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    More like “It’s Final Fantasy so we’ll use this to get Nintendo users hyped up even though we fully plan on bringing it to Switch before we go back to laughing at the DQ fans thinking any amount of support towards DQX will get us to bring it over”