In this week’s issue of Famitsu, the Japanese game media outlet interviewed a host of developers about the newly-announced PlayStation 4 that will have a proper debut at this year’s E3. Representing Square Enix were Naoki “Yoshi-P” Yoshida and Akihiko Matsui, directors of Final Fantasy XIV and Final Fantasy XI respectively.
With regard to Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, this isn’t the first time Yoshi-P has been asked about a PS4 port — the last Live Letter From the Producer featured an on-air question about the possibility of the MMO being a cross-gen (that’s PS3 and PS4) game. Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada was present, and answered that currently the team’s focus is on the PC and PlayStation 3 versions of the game, but they would like to bring A Realm Reborn to as many fans as possible.
In the Famitsu interview, Yoshi-P backed up his boss — saying that the current priority is the PlayStation 3 version and that any other port will have to be taken “one step at a time”.
Akihiko Matsui, head of Team Final Fantasy XI, had some colorful ambitions for the new console and its relationship to handheld brother Vita. Matsui would like to make a Final Fantasy XI gaiden (spinoff) for the PlayStation 4 where you and others could play on a PlayStation Vita and the PlayStation 4 would act as a host. Channeling some Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles perhaps?
Do you guys have any dream projects for Square Enix to tackle for next-gen consoles? Would you like to see either of these MMOs on another platform of your choice? Leave us your thoughts in the comments below.