Final Fantasy XV for Switch Prototypes "Weren't Satisfactory"

Final Fantasy XV for Switch Prototypes "Weren't Satisfactory"

Square Enix is still trying to see if the full Final Fantasy XV can fit on the Nintendo Switch.

Square Enix and Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata previously teased some form of the game coming to Nintendo's Switch, but what may surprise folks is how serious Tabata was. Square Enix has reportedly done a few prototypes, attempting to fit the entire game onto the Switch. The results haven't been great.

"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," Tabata told Eurogamer. "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."

"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," he added. "We can't currently announce anything - we haven't come to a full decision on the best way to do it yet. We're having very open, frank discussions with Nintendo at the moment about what they think is the best thing to do. It's all under investigation."

So, it's being looked at, Square Enix just doesn't have anything else to say at the moment. The Switch is a popular system in Japan and Square Enix is already offering support in the form of games like Octopath Traveler, Dragon Quest Builders, Lost Sphear, and the Secret of Mana remake. You might just be waiting a while on Final Fantasy XV.

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M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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