Square Unix's Hajime Tabata has given the strongest hint yet that Final Fantasy XV is coming to the Switch in some form.
During a Twitch panel at Gamescom, Tabata - who served as director on the game - said:
You asked the question, what other things do we have planned in the future? We can't give you any complete, solid details right at the moment but for our policy writers we very much do want to move out and do as much as we can with the game, with the franchise. There's another certain console out there people may be thinking of; sounds little bit like you guys, your name, "Twitch"... I think we'll just leave it there.
Everyone on Final Fantasy XV, they love this specific console that sounds a lot like "Twitch" - you may want to think something about that in the future.
It's notable that this statement comes close to the announcement of Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition for iOS and Android; could Tabata be referring to bringing that particular game to Switch?
Getting the full-blown Final Fantasy XV running on Nintendo's hybrid system might be a tall order, so the Pocket Edition could be a more likely candidate. On mobile it will be divided into chapters, with the first being available for free. The controls have been simplified and the visuals have a cute look which is more in keeping with older entires in the series.
I already have it on PS4 and the pocket edition just looks...bizarre. If it comes to the Switch, that's good but I won't be getting it.
It would be nice to see major 3rd party games announced for a change.
I would buy the both editions for the switch.. so bring it on!
I enjoyed FFXV whilst I was playing it on the PS4, but after 60 hours of the thing I don't think I would want to revisit it/play it again. That last 20% of the game drained the life out of me.
Not the pocket edition... It's so ugly... ;-;
He's surely referring to that bizarrely-proportioned chibi version, there's zero doubt in my mind.
Final Fantasy XV on the Switch would be such a system seller
I would actually love having the pocket edition on switch. I've already beaten the original version and considered going back thru the story some day, wouldn't mind having a cutesy version on my fav handheld
@SLIGEACH_EIRE I'm curious... Does this not count as a major third party game considering how successful the original was?
Meanwhile the newly announced PC version will be glorious, even if the game is mediocre. 170gb, legit 4k assets for EVERYTHING, power of the PC to give it a playable framerate for once, nvidia gameworks.
When I look at that picture, the only thing that crosses my mind is "Final Fantasy XV Derp-Edition."
FF XV isn't a great game but it'd be cool to see the real version of it announced for Switch as it would signal major third party support. If it's that Pocket Edition that's a complete joke and a big f you from SquareEnix to Nintendo fans. I know the excuse is the lame 'it's easy to develop between PS4 and Xbox One' but that doesn't change my mind that these Japanese third parties are like Capcom and SE are completely idiotic for supporting the Xbox brand over Nintendo.
Weeee. A mobile port.
Looking forward to the PC version (will certainly look awesome in 4k Ultra on a 55" 4k TV), but also like the art style of the Pocket Edition. Will probably get both, not necessarily day one though. Will most likely wait another year or so for a Steam sale for the PC version, and for the Pocket Edition it depends on reviews and other details when I might pick this up. Thenm, when I do get the PC version, it will feel like a major upgrade, making replaying it worthwhile...
@Pahvi I agree! Much prefer the look of the pocket edition, although I'd be happy to give either a go.
Provided it has proper physical controls, I'd be more than happy with the Pocket Edition on Switch. I think it looks pretty awesome
I still prefer the original look, but, even the pocket edition would be a legit score.
I mean, aside from the realism and art direction, it would be the full game. And on a portable wirh buttons and all that.
Honestly I'll take either one
Simplifying the combat will probably make it more enjoyable than original FFXV. I'm not put off by the chibi art either, especially since the original character models look like Backstreet Boy rejects anyway.
Wouldn't mind picking this one up on NS. But the quote does sound like the Switch could get its own vesion, maybe with a cel-shaded look.
I think I would pick up either version for the Switch. Would prefer the high end graphics (toned down for the Switch) or the cute graphics as long as the story and gameplay are there. What would be impressive would be high end graphics in docked mode and then jumps straight to cute in handheld. Can't see this happening though as it's completely different style so may be different engine running the new version
OMG we want FF on switch so they will port a mobile game... WTF seriously! What a joke!
Full game, modify the grahics do whatever, but dont port the mobile game... not good.
As soon as I saw the trailer for the pocket edition I though...... This would probably come to the Switch. I have it on PS4 and it is a very beautiful game. I don't know if the Switch could handle it even at 720p. It would be nice for people who have never played it. Maybe it could. If they could get the full version running on the Switch then there is no reason for any other AAA to not make it on there.
@Morlock5K I'm loving your Full Game (docked) x Pocket Edition (handheld) idea. That's some rad thinking, right there! I'd be up for that for sure.
I feel like I'm the only one that like this pocket version...
I had so much great time with the Final Fantasy DS games, and it reminds me of it!
@Mopati I see plenty of people in this comment section that share that sentiment with you. But to me, it feels like the half-rotten chicken bone thrown out after the original chicken has been eaten with glee.
Interesting if the graphics is the only difference may consider this. I havent got it yet on my ps4. But the choice of style doesnt really appeal maybe some extra gloss or effect over it is needed. Hope that is not the finished build.
Don't get me wrong, I like the look of the pocket version, but I feel the game would be selling the Switch short.
Thanks. Probably a bit far fetched but would be cool.
Why don't they give FF6 a fresh lick of paint instead?
The combat system in FF15 was just embarrassing.
That sounds like good news . Keep the rumors coming Square as so far you actually announce more then one game at the rime. Unlike two other companies who claim to support the switch
@Pahvi I get that Nintendo gamers aren't fussy about graphics, but you honestly can't be serious when you say this.
this version looks like the switch could handle it
@UmniKnight it feels like some effort has been put in though - It's more like a sandwich made the next day with the chicken's leftovers.
The idea the full-fat FFXV will find its way to the Switch is laughable. Honestly, the more games the merrier, but if it doesn't - it won't - it's not the reason I bought the Switch in the first place.
Already have it on PS4 and doesn't look like I'll be finishing it anytime soon. The game was a huge letdown from what I expected out of it.
@Pazuzu666 I'm not sure why it is laughable...
I'm soooo freaking sick of seeing this game and it's characters. It was average at best. I'd gladly plop down cash for any other Final Fantasy.
This Pocket Edition is disgusting, but I can bet a finger that it will come to Switch.
Maybe something that's a mid-point between the two would be good for the Switch.
They can keep their pocket edition. But if they port the real thing over i will snatch it up.
Hopefully Square Enix are referring to The World of Final Fantasy that released last year on PS4 & Vita.
Will not be buying the pocket edition on that evidence.
@Pahvi That sounds like a solution is possible. (Especially with the rumoured 64gb cards in winter.)
Haha, it's definitely gonna be the Pocket Edition if it ever comes to Switch.
Even the base PS4 has trouble running the full game with a pleasant framerate, so I find it incredible that it could ever come to Switch.
Seems more likely a complete (rather than episodic) port of the Pocket Edition would be what will head to Switch. The main game I'm sure would take a lot of compromise to look/run well so I'm not sure it'd be worth the effort.
I'll get whatever SE releases on Switch. That pocket version is actually pretty cute.
As said elsewhere.
We shouldn't expect beautiful things or big things.
We should expect small and chibi.
That said I really do believe that we don't get such things as FFXV or even proper version of DQXI at this point. But I can live with that if we get Bravely Default Third installment and if Project Octopath kinda stuff is great.
@Pahvi True. But don't fall in to the trap of assuming developers mind hard work
Wouldn't it be cool to get the actual game for the Nintendo Switch, and the Pocket Edition for 3DS?
After watching the trailers for both versions, it's clear that the only one we have a chance of getting is the Pocket Edition. The Switch would have a heart attack trying to run the much nicer Windows Edition. It's just sad seeing stuff like this and just a further reminder that we can't have the nice things like this because the Switch is gimped. A second "console" in the same generation and it's still weaker and more expensive than the competition.
I'm sure Square can squeeze the game in 720p with no shadows/details if they try really hard. Please don't release the pocket edition. We can play the chibi version on our phones thank you very much
Id buy it.
@SLIGEACH_EIRE You need to re-align your perspective, because saying a console the size of a Switch is gimped in one breath and comparing it to a high end pc on full settings in the next makes you sound ill informed.
Knuckles, is that you?
@GrailUK I didn't ask for the Switch. I don't want an underpowered handheld missing out on big 3rd party games for the 3rd generation in a row. I want Nintendo to make a proper powered home console.
The pocket edition really does look horrific. I was expecting some dumbed down visuals but that... wow. Ouch.
That will only succeed in making the Switch look bad imo.
I find it very funny that people think the Nintendo Switch is vastly pathetic. People forget that the Switch can run breath of the Wild, which loads an entire world with ease which is full of enemies, NPC's, constant weather effects, and other strenuous things. And that's just a launch title. Lets not forget that Launch Titles are never a sign of a systems true potential. People doubt its power too soon. While I know it cannot compete with PC's or the new Xbox One X in terms of power, the Switch is not as pathetic as people claim it to be. I mean give developers freaking time to make these ports. The Switch hasn't even been out a year and people claim ports can't be made despite the fact that it still takes time to make ports, especially of much larger games. JUST GIVE IT TIME!!! If theres a way for them to make money from a port, they will find a way.
He probably means FFXV: A New Empire.
How on earth was remaking the game in gimpy chibi art a good use of Squenix resources?
@SLIGEACH_EIRE Ye I know mate. But seriously, Nintendo told you nearly 15 years ago that the market doesn't sustain 3 generic console companies. They keep telling you. So many fans just cover their ears and shout 'la la la' lol. Tell ya what, let's watch what happens when Atari turn up with their console.
Frankly, I'm just glad Nintendo is getting a numbered Final Fantasy that isn't an updated port of one that it already had. The last numbered FF game on Nintendo was 6, and that was years ago.
Bring us the actual thing, SquEnix. Who in the world would want a mobile port, for Jean's sake?!
@patbacknitro18 BotW doesn't actually load everything at the same time you know.
@Meowpheel It loads the world itself, along with everything in it. With very few exception such as inside the Shrines and giants.
Sure, I'll try it. I didn't like FF XV particularly. Maybe making it look cartoony and lighthearted will work better for me.
The Pocket version is so below what the Switch is capable of. Honestly, a game like XCX on Wii U is pulling more than this, and Wii U is far below what Switch can do. If they are able to change the entire game's visuals like what the Pocket version does, then I see no reason why they can't simply do a little bit of downgrading of the original to run on Switch. In fact, why not downgrade from the PC port that supposedly is optimized for Nvidia GPUs with GameWorks?
@patbacknitro18 It's really not that simple. It loads the overall topography of the land you can see from your point of view, with low-res versions of landmarks and a few decorations to make it seem like the actual things are there. As you move around, it loads and unloads the real set pieces and NPCs.
NPCs and the items you can interact with have a limited range of action, they will get resetted if you move too far away from them. Set pieces can be around for a bit more, since you should be able to see them from relatively far away.
If the game wanted to load everything and keep track of everything at the same time, it would probably run at like 0.1fps and then explode.
Yeah, as you mention, shrines and the interior of the beasts are loaded separately.
Most probably the chibi edition.
@Meowpheel Then again you have shooting stars that land quite a ways a way and they still have physics as well as they are still functional from a large range away. Heck you can even find shooting stars that fell waaaay beyond your field of vision long before you got near that area. So that's loading far more than what you listed. And thats just for 1 small measly item, not to mention everything around it in that large mass of area
Yeah...I'm more willing to believe the Switch will get a downgraded version of the real FFXV than an upgraded version of FFXV Pocket.
@GrailUK I'm enjoying the Switch as much as the next person, but 3rd party ports rarely have been making the transition look easy.
@patbacknitro18 Shooting stars are meant to work like that. They will also disappear after a while, because otherwise you could potentially overload the game with shooting stars if you waited long enough.
Anyway, don't worry too much about it. It's not like I'm saying the game is any less impressive. Loading and unloading all that stuff dynamically while keeping a good chunck of land "active" around the player is no easy task.
@westman98 The problem is that the vanilla Xbox One and PS4 already struggle to run FFXV smoothly, with an upgraded version of the game in the works for Xbox One X and PC.
I don't want to ruin your illusions but how could Switch run FFXV decently if it struggles to smoothly run games like Snake Pass and Dragon Quest Heroes 2?
I have no question that this means it's the Pocket version. On the other hand, I'm not sure if that's a bad thing. I have full version for PS4 still in shrinkwrap and no inclination to open it after the massive patch riddled, incomplete, poorly running, DLC-addled mess that XV on other platforms turned out to be.
Bad as a mobile game is, if it's a "complete edition" on Switch, that might be the best iteration of XV yet. Not bloated, empty and DLC ridden like XV itself, and proper controls unlike the phone version. And at least it looks like FF instead of an angsty boy band.
Still, screw FF. Just give me DQ11 on Switch nao plz!
Although I'm not going to buy the game (since I play it on PS4 and it had disappoint me so much) if it ever came out for Switch, I think it would be a great stepping stone for Square Enix to finally bring the Final Fantasy franchise back to the territory where it once belong so all fans could enjoy it on the go and at home. Would be awesome if they also bring FFXII: The Zodiac Age to Switch as well. I'm a fan of the Ivalice games so FFXII HD, another FF Tactics game or maybe a Vagrant Story HD remastered for Switch would all be welcome addition in my book.
I think that FFXV is a great game about friendship and the DLC is fairly priced, three long extra chapters. Yes, FFXV needed patches to fix a few messy things, like most AAA games these days, unfortunately.
If they can't figure out a way to release Final Fantasy XV CONSOLE Edition then they shouldn't bother at all because, honestly, the Pocket Edition would be an absolute embarrassment and further indication that Switch is a low priority for major third parties, in comparison to XB and PS.
Major AAA releases can be had (Rocket League? Minecraft?). When I think AAA, I don't think top-tier, bleeding edge performance. I think of games that have a universal appeal. Super Mario 3 was AAA, way back when, even though the Sega Genesis was already on the market.
Games that, I believe, could be done justice on the Switch:
-Dark Souls 3 (concessions would have to be made, but the game could be done)
-South Park: The Fractured But Whole (the Switch could easily run this game, if only Ubi Soft would consider it).
-Last generation PS3/360 titles. Part of the appeal of the Switch, at least for me, is being able to take the console experience off of the tether. I would love to be able to take PS3/360-quality games with me on the go!
-GTA 5 (Definitely not the remaster, but somewhere in between)
-Overwatch (with concessions).
-Persona 5 (it won't happen, but I can dream!)
The Switch version could also be a completely customized version of the game (a.k.a. custom art style), or a spin-off (though that's much less likely).
Dragon Quest XI is confirmed to have a Western release for 3DS and PS4 next year. The Switch version doesn't even have a date for Japan but I expect that version to be released worldwide too. The 3DS version looks lovely with its two different visual styles.
It's absolutely going to be the pocket edition. There is no way that the Switch can run the original game. Don't get your hopes up here. The only games that are going to come to the Switch are Nintendo first party, indies, the occasional third party exclusive, and mobile games. AAA third party parity is dead.
The Switch isnt going to run the full version of FFXV with complete parity anytime soon, but reading these comments would make you believe the Switch was barely more powerful than the N64.
Switch is slightly more powerful than Wii U so it could get any last-gen port but most third-party releases this far are minor new releases (also known as "indie games"). Switch is getting even fewer third-party AAA games/ports than Wii U did.
@8-Bit_Zorldo I think the problem with the FF series is they NEVER knew what to do with it. DQ was always supposed to be their big RPG, but a weird coincidence of events around FFVII in terms of landing in the west at just the right time on just the right hardware made FF the big one in the wast and DQ got ignored. Meanwhile in Japan, DQ is the biggest thing in gaming, and FF is kind of "oh, that's popular too I guess." So they ended up with a split audience where a game that wasn't supposed to make it big, outpaced the game that was supposed to be big, in the foreign market. So they were stuck having to use FF to appeal to the West but didn't really have a clue what they wanted to do with the series. It was built to fill a market, not as a result of a creative vision at that point. FFX really was the jump off point of "we have no idea what we want this to be." It just got worse from there.
@BanjoPickles "-Persona 5 (it won't happen, but I can dream!)"
Ignore that high pitched whine. That's just me trying to contain my excitement.
@BlueOcean WiiU only got the ones it did because publishers hoped it would sell 100+M like the Wii, but was just powerful enough to run their games. After year 1, they learned that wasn't going to happen and moved on to the X86 uniformity of the PC twins and PC.
@NEStalgia Yeah, Wii U got some nice support in the beginning, more than Switch has got this far.
The only third-party AAA game available on Switch I can remember now is Dragon Quest Heroes 2 but that game also has a PS3 and Vita version. Konami and Platinum Games have teased things that don't exist so I don't count them. Is there any other?
EDIT: Also Dragon Quest XI, of course! FFXV will be the mobile version, I think. Plus Monster Hunter XX and Resident Evil Revelations considering also 3DS remasters. And Resident Evil Revelations 2 (Xbox One/PS4 game), the only current-gen AAA game?
EDIT: Resident Evil Revelations 2 also available on 360/PS3/Vita.
This looks admittedly weird bit I'll give it a try. Liked most of XV so let's see what happens.
@MarcelRguez totally off topic: where is your avatar from, I'm fascinated!
I didn't really care fro the game on PS4.
Likely my least fav FF of all time.
Hahaha! Yeah, the thought of Persona 5 on the go is enough to get me riled up! Honestly, If Switch were to (somehow) get Persona 5, Dark Souls (any, or all, of the trilogy), Gamecube VC, and a few first party games (Mario Odyssey, Metroid Prime 4, and....a new Punch Out, please!!!), then I would consider my purchase 150% justified!
Pretty sure Tabata said the game couldn't run on Switch well enough.
People can spin this as a "mobile game" all they want, but this is a far cry from Flappy Birds. This is a full console game scaled to run on mobile... There's a difference.
And if the full game couldn't run anyways, this is incredible news. Means they'll do whatever they must to get the games on the Switch.
Anyone upset over this, as opposed to, ya know, not getting anything, never cared about the game in the first place and only wanted to leverage the game as a weapon to beat people other console fanboys over the head with.
If we could get the full game on Switch, that's incredible. If they have to scale it down and port the other version... hey, that's still incredible. It's still the same game. Maybe not quite as good but still a major win nonetheless. I'll hope for the full regular version, but if nothing else, we still get to play FFXV on Switch, and that's awesome.
I believe that this will be the full Final Fantasy XV for Switch. If it were going to be the pocket version Square would most likely have announced it along with the other versions. If it is the pocket version then they can stuff it right back in their pocket! Cheers!
I was waiting for the PC version. I know the switch will be a cut down version from the PS4 version... Rather go up in quality for a FF game. I can play something else on the go.
@BlueOcean DB Xenoverse 2, NBA 2K18, WWE 2K18, FIFA 18, Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2, DQ Builders 2, etc.
Yes please, every major 3rd party release is a win for Switch, even if it comes out much later than on other platforms. How many will buy it then, that's another topic for discussion.
@IceClimbers Right, those are coming.
@NEStalgia Your S.E. facts are a little off and a bit bizarre. F.F and D.Q. at the time of FF7 and DQ7 were created by two very different and very competitive companies which means DQ was never Square Soft's big RPG series, it was Enix. As far as Square never knowing what to do with FF that is a little far fetched as well. The FF series had legs in the west way before FF7 with FF, FF4, and FF6 known as 1-3 here and was pretty popular amount the Nintendo crowd. That being said Square with FF1-9 knew exactly what they were doing with each title. Gameplay remaining vastly the same with only minor tweaks here and there. FF started to lose it's legs right after 10 during the Square Soft and Enix merger and letting Sakaguchi (FF creator) go. With 10 and after they started trying new things with the series which both helped and hurt it at the same time. Now that the facts are out of the way here is my opinion on the later games of the series starting with 10 which along with 13 were both a low point in the series while 12 and 15 were pretty entertaining as FF titles. Oh wait here are a few more facts btw pertaining to Enix and DQ not getting the right amount of attention in the west... on the NES alone they localized 4 titles that did moderately while Square had one 1 sent over. The reason Enix fell off with localizing the next few games was that their western division wasn't giving proper funding to do so while Square took the chance and cut a few corners to poorly localize 2 of their SNES titles over. The funny thing about the merger was that Square was losing money and Enix bought them out creating Square Enix in its wake with mostly Enix employees left to pick up the pieces while most of Square's Employees ran for the hills. Still the odd thing about it is that as S.E. the company decided to put most of the Square Soft titles at the forefront giving them all of the attention and killing off most of their own home brewed titles in the process. When stream lining the facts you mushed them up in such a very odd way that it changed the actual history of what really happened causing you to give misinformation to those not in the know.
People...please... IF NSW is going to receive a FF XV, it's going to be the Ported Android Version. Easy to port, and that's all.
Of course, I would prefer to have the original version running at 480p with low textures and less polygons, cause it would look nice in handheld mode...
But it would take much more effort than just porting the Android version.
About the baby graphics, you know the excuse: "Switch owners will like this kind of model".
This is awesome news, regardless of which version it is. I kinda like the chibi style, looks a little more fitting to the franchise in my eyes than the hyper realistic approach, although I'd hope if it's the pocket edition, that they add a little more detail to the graphics. The trailer looks a little too much "mobile". If I had to guess, I'd bet the Switch version is going to to be a better looking version of the pocket edition.
Not interested at all of it's the pocket edition.
I'm totally cool on this. Give Switch the real full game or keep it. I don't your mobile game on my console. Leave that to the ipad crowd.
@chiptoon It's from Metroid Fusion. Ever heard people talking about "saving the animals" in Super Metroid? Well, these are the animals.
I'd play either one, assuming Pocket Edition is good. I just wanna see FF return to Nintendo home consoles, and I want a great Switch experience for the series. Player Essence seems to be quite optimistic it'll be the console version in some form.
Most likely pocket edition. They've been working on the PC version for awhile and it has a 2018 release date, so unless they're working on both at once, (and scaling things back heavily to run on Switch) pocket version it is.
@WarlockNem You know, you're right and at one point I already knew all that. The funny thing was I was getting my details from a quasi-recent interview (a few months ago) on the matter with the DQ devs...... Might be able to chalk that up to a terrible early translation, or the DQ devs revising history to favorability.
Still clear they had no idea what to do with FF, but I did indeed forget DQ was still Enix at the time of FFVII (which makes me REALLY wonder what the DQ11 devs were talking about when they were talking about FF's western popularity over DQ.
@BlueOcean FIFA, NBA2K, Star Link, Skyrim....so far that's all I've got. The first two may not be for us, but they're big, big games. Most of WiiU's games at the time were really badly timed and badly priced packages which didn't help sales in that initial wave, which killed initiative for more games later. But that all goes with bad messaging.
As someone advocating and constantly announcing myself in the market for graphically shaved ports of big games, I would certainly wishlist a FFXV even with Four Heroes of Light visuals on Switch - especially provided the rest makes it across mostly intact. Square Enix just pulled off such a trick with DQXI on 3DS, after all. But Switch is no 3DS either - there's more than enough eye candy one can squeeze into it at will (FFXIII trilogy looked smashing on weaker hardware) while cutting much of the extra weight that makes the game reportedly challenging to run on PS4. What else should I guess makes up this extra weight when the recently announced PC version outright asks for 170 Gb of HDD space? Witcher 3, a game whose open world's size still manages to exceed even BotW's, asked for some 60 Gb with all DLCs. I'm telling you, 4k is the blast processing of 21st century. X^)
That, and... there's already a Pocket Edition trailer with the platforms listed. Without an apparent "years in development, way before we could get a Switch kit" factor, I don't see why they wouldn't list it already if Switch PE were a thing. But with all this said, I'm still not expecting FFXV soon. Next autumn at earliest is current bet, and I'm fine with it - still got FFXII to buy and play first.
Even though FF really died for me with IX, I would love to play XV and if this is the version we get, I'm grateful since there's no way in heck the Switch could support the real version. The derpy looking chatacters will take some getting used to for sure (I don't mind cartoony art style, but these are straight up derp) but I appreciate SE is at least making an effort to get this game to Nintendo fans. I'll buy!
But right now, Switch has the power that you still not expecting about, so Stop complaining about No 3rd party for Switch whatsoever.
Who cares about Overpowered things ?!
It's really not going to be the full version, not a chance.
I think what could make this mobile version interesting though, is local multiplayer. Looks like it could fit, not sure if it will actually happen...
I have already said from the beginning....
Miitopia >>>>> FF XV
Miitopia is far better than FF XV from all aspects in my opinion.
I don't care with the OMG Ultra HD 4K Graphics. The more Realistic, the more dislikeness for me.
Everything wrong with All the things from FF XV. Even my game shop owner stopped playing FF XV due to "Too Much Boyband Looking" style and "Cringe" Realistic style.
Meanwhile, Miitopia sold me out quickly for the Quirkiness, Chibi looking and ROFL moments. Very opposite with FF XV. Even FF XV will appear on Switch, it still not convinced me.
@PLATINUM7 I think if the mobile version comes it would be worse than it coming at all.
Well, nothing confirmed yet, but I can see this making it to Switch. Hey, it's a main entry right?! Right........??
Didn't play Type-0 much but Crisis Core-Final Fantasy VII is one of the best games for PSP. I would like a 720p blur-free double release for the Switch. More than the mobile version
YES YES YES YEEEEESSSSSS!!!! 100% on board in case u couldn't tell.
@SLIGEACH_EIRE No console has that version. That's why it's the PC version. I can tell you with 99% assurance that that is using a gtx 1080, the most powerful gpu card on the market. That one card alone is at least 600 dollars. Those visuals will be available for the super niche PC builders only. That will not be the norm. Comparing a possible Switch version to that is moving the goalpost. Compare it to the PS4 or X1, which it is far closer to.
All that being said, the PC version of FFXV actually bodes WELL for an eventual Switch version. PC version is built around NVIDIA hardware which....wait for...the Switch runs (woooooo the crowd goes wild!!!!) Settings exist for lower end machines and can be transferred over to the Switch.
@patbacknitro18 Don't cover your eyes, it is like he said. BotW doesn't load everything everytime you start, it only creates the illusion of it (and seeing how you believe it does, the developers were successful). It loads the topograghy, yes, some low quality trees and landmarks, but everything else isn't loaded until you are in that specific area.
Now that you mention the shooting star, the game doesn't load the item until you get close, the light is only a landmark like the light from the glowing horse thingy at the top of a mountain.
if its about pocket edition... meeh i will pass....
What's exactly this Pocket Edition? Is the same full game but with different art style?
Honestly, I like the Pocket Edition art style much more since realistic graphics aren't my favourite. I like video games to look like video games, not movies.
But (there's always a but) releasing the Pocket Edition on Switch instead of the "full" game (even if toned down to the Switch hardware) would be like a slap in the face and a way of saying "the only games worth working on are watered down and mobile ports" to all third party developers.
Not a good thing at all...
But that being said, I still like the Pocket Edition art style more.
dead space trilogy for the wicked stepsisters. dead space extraction for the wii. final fantasy xv for the wicked stepsisters, final fantasy (something) for the switch.
This definitely looks like it will come to the Switch. The Pocket Edition gives me a Kingdom Hearts vibe. If they don't water it down and make the battles spectacular, then it will be fine. Also, make the mouths move. Expressions can help the game even if it is in the cute fashion.
@westman98 The comments are really mind-boggling. You'd think that games like Arms and Breath of the Wild (which has much better physics and AI than FFXV) did not exist... And those were both titles in the launch window with one being a lower mid-tier game and the other being a game that began development on the WiiU.
I bet some people here thought the Wii U would get the Pocket Edition of Minecraft when that game was first announced for the Wi U.
it looks very slow
@MegaTen So, a striped down version of the main game. In that case I don't want that on the Switch. I don't mind about the graphics, like I said before, I actually that cartoonish art style is better... but if it's not the full game, then I don't want it.
If developers start to treat the Switch as a big smartphone we're done getting games for it unless is a mobile game.
Nintendo gamers: We want Triple A like FFXV
SquareEnix: Here's a mobile port you can also play on your phone
Nintendo gamers: That looks nice. I like the art style...and I don't like the original anyway.
SquareEnix: (rubbing hands)....lol
Sounds like Twitch... yeah that pretty much confirms it doesn't it.
I played through FFXV and found it to be one of the worst FF's in recent times. I think might even like the look of the chibi version more then the original, at least the chibi version looks sort of like a FF game.
Struggling to see how they would get FFXV running on switch without a serious downgrade.
@MarcelRguez Now I have to replay Fusion! thanks
Considering Final Fantasy games were probably my favourite during the 90's, it's such a change how little interest I have in this any more. They just look horrendous. FFIX is probably the latest one that I like the look of, still haven't played it. Every one since then just looks awful and uninviting to my eyes
Been playing FF on the NES today. Awesome game. 👌🏼
Looks like Bravely Default + Xenoblade Chronicles + FF XV. I'm slightly interested if this comes out before the FF VII remake....and I'm not super-interested in that.
I guess some people are not a huge fan of Ultra HD Realistic graphics. Same with me and my game shop owner.
What makes FF XV even worst after the graphic factor ?
FF XII The Zodiac Age for Switch ?
I want it !
@NEStalgia Did you know that Square Enix didn't exist when FFVII was released?
Re Revelations 2 is a old game, it's on PS360 and vita, it's not a triple A game for the new generation, it's just another port from last gen
@Anti-Matter It wasn't just the realistic graphics that put me off, I didn't like the realistic setting. There's a reason the word fantasy is in the name Final Fantasy. The setting was too much like the real world for my tastes. And only having four main characters that were all male seemed like a step backwards. The battle system was too action oriented, the side quests were boring and the world was big but generally empty and not rewarding to explore. It just didn't feel like a Final "Fantasy" game.
I guess you won't be playing new mario game then, especially now there is a level with real life stage, it don't belong in a mario game, but there u have it
Ah... I see.
If FF X-2 = FF Girl band,
FF XV = FF Boy band.
This going to get me shot but I'd rather a port of the PC versions of the 13 trilogy.
Square Enix was Squaresoft before merged by Enix during FF X-2 localization, so FF X-2 ps2 Japan still under name Squaresoft while the USA and PAL version under name Square Enix.
After Big Failure of Final Fantasy The Spirit Within movie on year 2001, something happened to Squaresoft.
FF VII ps1 Japan was released on 31 Jan 1997, so still under name Squaresoft.
@EDF Chill dude, of course I will be playing the new Mario game, it looks amazing, even if I'm not that keen on the city stage.
And I never said I wont play a game with a realistic setting. I just didn't think it suited a FF game.
I'd much rather have FFXII The Zodiac Age come to Switch too. Now that's a proper FF game.
On the flop side, the timing between Pocket announcement and Switch tease is far too suspicious. We might get the castrated Pocket Edition.
On the flip side, the Square Enix Home Nintendo Console Curse has finally been broken, we're getting a numbered mainline Final Fantasy game that does not predate VII!!!
@Anti-Matter Yes. My point is that "they" or Square Enix didn't exist back then. Square and Enix were separate companies. By the way, I just noticed that WarlockNem already told NEStalgia that.
I absolutely hate the Chibified versions of FF's, however I also already have FFXV on my PS4 so I wouldn't be double dipping anyways.
@EDF True, so there are even fewer new-generation important games available for Switch: Dragon Quest XI (will it be closer to the 3DS or the PS4 version?), the "special" FIFA, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, Lego, Dragon Quest Builders 2, Yooka-Laylee... Can't wait to see how these game run on Switch.
Quote from article:
Speaking to IGN at Gamescom, Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata didn’t rule out the possibility of the recently-announced mobile version coming to Nintendo’s console.
""There is certainly a chance. It’s certainly not zero,” Tabata told IGN when asked about a Switch version. “Obviously we’d have to think about what the meaning and what the significance of bringing this to Switch would be. You know, whether people would want to play it and whether it would be the right thing to do for our team.”
Tabata added that as it stands on mobile, Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition “doesn’t actually have controller support.”"
Doesn't sound like a port of FFXV Pocket Edition is what Tabata was referring to when he hinted at FFXV coming to the Switch...
Yuck, if its the pocket version (lets face it, it will be the pocket version) then I rather not have the game at all!!
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