With the recent release of Lighting Returns:Final Fantasy XIII, fans of the series(myself included) waved goodbye to a long and confusing trilogy and began looking to the future with Final Fantasy VX… sadly PC gamers, myself included, shall have to pass on the title due to it’s console exclusivity… or will we?
In a recent interview with Eurogamer, the series producer Yoshnori Kitase spoke out on the matter of PC development stating:
“Let’s not forget, when we developed the Final Fantasy 13 series, all three titles, at the early stages of development we were working on PC. Then we had to port it to the consoles. As far as the technology is concerned, it would have been possible for us to make a PC version, but we decided against it for two reasons: we looked at the market situation and we didn’t think it would be a good idea, and also it would have involved lots of complex issues like security. So we decided not to do it this time around.
But we see potential in it and there are lots of regions and countries where PC is very strong. So in terms of our hope of being able to deliver our games to every single country in the world and to as many gamers as possible, yes, we would definitely be interested in pursuing that route in the future.“
With the recent influx in PC Gaming, many developers have certainly invested heavily in the scene, with Steam being the major source of income. Square Enix is doing quite well in the PC scene, what with the recent release of their MMO, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn and the ports of VII and VIII on Steam, it would be quite possible for them to consider bringing over their current titles in development titles like XV or even Kingdom Hearts III.
You can read the full interview over at Eurogamer.com!
Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III are both currently in development for PS4 and Xbox One.