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Final Fantasy XIV: Xbox 360 Development Cancelled – Reasons Why

Are you wondering why the upcoming Final Fantasy XIV MMO title won’t be appearing on the Xbox 360 console? We have some new comments from Square Enix now which might help to clear up the confusion.

As reported from VG247, Hiromichi Tanaka, Square’s director for the upcoming game has revealed that it was actually Microsoft who were proving to be the stumbling block for a release on the console.

After the successful release of FFXIII on the Xbox 360, many were hoping that Square would also be bringing XIV to the 360, but Microsoft had other ideas.

According to Tanaka, Microsoft didn’t want to do a deal with Square, due to the game’s use of Xbox Live. Microsoft were not keen on opening up their Live service for an MMO, despite the fact that they previously had a Final Fantasy MMO on their books in FFXI.

Tanaka also confirmed that Xbox 360 development on the game has now been cancelled, meaning that the game will now release on PC and PS3 only – The closed beta has just begun for PC gamers, just to remind you.

What are your thoughts on this? Are you surprised or not?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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