During the interview with Game Watch, Shinji Hashimoto discussed about bring Final Fantasy titles such as the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy to PlayStation 4. Since the PlayStation Experience event, many fans have been wondering, why is Square Enix bringing these titles as ports / re-releases for the new-generation console now. Hashimoto was kind enough to explain the reasoning behind Square Enix’s recent actions:
“Actually, the re-releases won’t be limited to Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy X / X-2. Other Final Fantasy titles could arrive for the PlayStation 4 as well. We have been planning to create a great ecosystem for the series, but for now, most titles are only available for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita. Also, China is getting its first home console in years and we would like bring the long-awaited masterpieces for the Chinese players as well. PlayStation 4 is the best way to make this happen now. This would also help the console sell better in the region and worldwide.”
Hashimoto added that Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy X & X-2 are coming to the PlayStation 4 because it doesn’t have backward compatibility and the cloud services aren’t yet good enough to provide a great game experience for most of the gamers.
Which Final Fantasy title would you like to see next arriving for the PlayStation 4? Note that these re-releases are most likely the original versions – not remakes or upgrades. Most of the Final Fantasy games are released as digital titles for PlayStation 3, PSP and PSVita – Square Enix just wants to make its games available as widely as possible.
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