Since the launch of the Nintendo Switch, several developers have come forward and vehemently supported the system by bringing by a bunch of games to it. One of the biggest supporters though was Square Enix, who brought not only titles like I Am Setsuna, the upcoming Lost Sphear and original projects like the upcoming Project Octopath, but have promised more are coming. And at Gamescom 2017, the team teased that fan-beloved Final Fantasy XV would be coming to the Switch. This got fans very excited, but, there’s a twist on this tale now.
At Gamescom, IGN talked with Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata and he noted that the game might come to the system, but it’s the Pocket Edition, not the regular edition. For those who didn’t hear, the Pocket Edition of FFXV is the version that’s going to be coming to mobile phones later this year. It’s the entire game, just given Chibi models and it’ll break the story down into 10 episodes.
Now, despite the teasing, Tabata still isn’t sure it’ll come to the system, not because of Nintendo, but because he wants to make sure the game would be welcomed by fans, among other things:
“Obviously we’d have to think about what the meaning and what the significance of bringing this to Switch would be. “
This will no doubt send waves of confusion through the fanbase, as they were hoping for the full version to come to the system, not the Pocket Edition, and many fans have not responded well to the Pocket Edition, as they see it as gratuitous. Furthermore, some are already seeing this as a slight against the Nintendo Switch and an indictment of how “underpowered” the Nintendo Switch is.
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