Swords at the ready

A short time ago we reported on comments from Final Fantasy XV Director Hajime Tabata regarding a possible port of the game to the Nintendo Switch.

Speaking to Dual Shockers, Tabata has clarified his statement somewhat; while nothing has been decided as yet, his team is "looking into" Switch in order to see what the system is capable of.

One thing it isn't capable of doing at this moment in time is running Square Enix's Luminous Engine, which powered the game on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Tabata says that the engine was ported over to the console with no optimisations and it was found that Switch can't "bring out the most of the engine" at the moment. However, Tabata also says Unity and Unreal Engine 4 tests were carried out, with positive results.

The director ended by stating that his team is now close to fully understanding the technical specifications of Switch and that it will continue to consider what can be done on Nintendo's system. 

Could that end up being Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition? That's not known at this stage, but would you be happy with playing the scaled-down version of the game on your Switch, or would you rather see Square Enix put some extra effort in to port over the full-fat version?

[source dualshockers.com]