Square Enix Possibly Bringing More Final Fantasy Games to PS4
Square Enix has decided that the demands of its fans for super-mega-awesome HD Final Fantasy titles should be answered -- the older games of the series may be coming to PlayStation 4.
There are a lot of things that have led Square Enix to consider bringing the rest of its Final Fantasy games on to the PlayStation 4, but the unavailability of the PlayStation 3 in China seems to be its deciding factor. This makes sense considering a lot of older Final Fantasy games are already available on the PlayStation Store for PS3 owners. Here are a few things we already know: first, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster is leading the way for the others to PlayStation 4, and second, China recently lifted its ban on gaming consoles and Sony has decided to release the PlayStation 4 there soon.
Siliconera reports that, in a Sony Computer Entertainment press conference, producer Shinji Hashimoto has said, “Actually, not limited to just X/X-2, we’re currently thinking of setting [a way] to have other past Final Fantasy titles playable on the PS4.” Explaining further, he admitted, “Most of our Final Fantasy assets go up until the PS3, while most of the world has rapidly been shifting towards the PS4... And in China’s case, they’re practically starting with the PlayStation 4 as their main console."
While what Hashimoto said isn't exactly concrete, it does seem to be a step in the right direction. He also asked Final Fantasy fans to be understanding -- the older FF titles can't just be ported over to the PlayStation 4 with the snap of Square Enix's fingers, it will take work.
If Square Enix does decide to bring its older Final Fantasy games to the PlayStation 4, it probably wouldn't be the best thing for Microsoft whose Xbox One sales are already petering out without the stress of the PlayStation 4 even being released. We'll have to wait for more updates from Square Enix to see how the other Final Fantasy titles reach Sony's next-gen console.
Who knows what will get summoned: