Phil Spencer and Naoki Yoshida Make a Surprise Announcement That Final Fantasy 14 Is Coming to Xbox Series X|S

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Phil Spencer and Naoki Yoshida made a surprise announcement at this year’s FF XIV fan festival to share monumental news. After years of rumors, it’s official that Final Fantasy XIV is making its way to Xbox Series X|S. The MMORPG is planned to launch for Xbox in Spring 2024 with an open-beta launch happening as part of the 6.5 patch release. Square Enix CEO Takashi Kiryu joined Phil Spencer and Naoki Yoshida on stage to add even more good news for Xbox owners. While not specifying on any other forthcoming releases the exec said that Square Enix plans to bring even more Final Fantasy games to Xbox in the future.

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From Takashi Kiryu (via Windows Central):

“First off, I have thank you Phil-san for making the Xbox version of FF14 a reality. This is a project that would not have been possible without Spencer’s support. Please give him the biggest round of applause. As CEO of Square Enix, we want to continue to deliver fabulous games to fans across the globe. We want to welcome the Xbox community as well. Starting with today’s announcement and whenever possible we are planning to bring our games to Xbox for players to enjoy. Final Fantasy XIV is only going to get bigger and better. So I hope Xbox players give it a try.”

The Final Fantasy XIV fan festival 2023 is taking place in Las Vegas on July 28 and 29. As big as this news is for Xbox owners and fans of the franchise there could still be more to come after today.

Final Fantasy XIV Xbox Series X|S Details:

  • Cross-platform support
  • Faster load times
  • 4K support on Xbox Series X
  • Digital only release
  • Open-beta available with Patch 6.5
  • Release in Spring 2024
  • Will include content up to Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail

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