Final Fantasy XV Director Talking With Nintendo And Epic About A Full Nintendo Switch Port
In the past few months, Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata commented on the possibility of a Final Fantasy XV Nintendo Switch full port, noting how the engine is not running properly on the Nintendo console. However, it seems like there’s still some hope.
Speaking with Eurogamer, Hajime Tabata confirmed the team is doing some technical investigation to see what’s possible on the Nintendo console.
We’re actually doing very specific technical investigations into what’s possible at the moment. Where we are at the moment – we’ve completed those tests and have worked out where the ground lies. We’re currently in the middle of the discussion and debate about what we should be doing, and how to realise that on the Switch.
Interestingly enough, Hajime Tabata even mentioned talks with Epic and a possible partnership to bring Final Fantasy XV to the Nintendo Switch, praising the Unreal environment.
Honestly, when we did the technical test to see if we could use the same native engine we used on other console versions on the Switch, we tried to run it there, the results weren’t satisfactory. It wasn’t what you’d want from a final game. It doesn’t mean that’s the end of that – we’re looking at the options, like the customisation of the engine. To give you an example how open those discussions are – we’re talking to Epic at the moment, about maybe what we could possibly do there, and if we did a Switch version maybe we’d be able to partner and do something there. Their Unreal environment is just amazing, and will be very useful. You have to have all those options on the table – without that it’d be impossible to make a decision about what we can do on that platform.
Final Fantasy XV is now out on PS4 and Xbox One. It will launch on PC sometime next year.