Final Fantasy XIV on the PlayStation Vita isn't too far-fetched. But it does seem pretty darn unlikely.
The MMORPG set in the Final Fantasy universe has had its share of difficulties on PC, and those major issues must be addressed before Square Enix eventually brings the game to the PlayStation 3.
But as for a Vita port, FFXIV producer and director Naoki Yoshida said that while they could scale things back enough, there are a couple other significant hurdles the handheld world would have to clear. Here's what he told GamesRadar :
"Technically it'll probably work – you could scale it down and get it running. The problem is that in an MMO one of the most important things is the network and so, you know, if you're in a party with a lot of different people in a raid and someone's on the Vita and they have a very… you know, it's not a stable network connection then you're going to be a nuisance to your party members. So global internet networks need to be better. And then also, just more people need to buy the Vita."
That's always the biggest problem facing developers and publishers when a new piece of hardware is on the market. The bottom line is that too few people have the thing, so a port might not be worth the effort. Does anyone out there really want to see FFXIV on the Vita, anyway…?
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