Game Pass Subscribers Getting Most Final Fantasy’s Except XIV
Final Fantasy XIV producer and director Naoki Yoshida claims that Final Fantasy 14 may not be coming to Xbox Game Pass or Game Pass for PC after all. When it was announced that most of the Final Fantasy titles were coming to Game Pass at XO19, executive vice-president of Gaming at Microsoft, Phil Spencer claimed that he’d like to see Final Fantasy XIV on the service as well but that’s apparently impossible due to the subscription model according to Yoshida. Game Pass Ultimate comes with Xbox Live and Game Pass for both PC and Xbox at a flat rate of $10 per month, with most Final Fantasy games coming to the service later this year.
Final Fantasy 14 won’t be the only title in the franchise that isn’t coming to Game Pass, with Final Fantasy XI, another MMO installment, won’t be joining the lineup either. “I haven’t really considered releasing FF14 on Game Pass. This is because FF14 itself is a subscription-model game,” said Naoki Yoshida. “Phil is very dedicated in his support for FF14, and I truly appreciate his efforts. I hope that one day, Phil and I can stand shoulder to shoulder and create an opportunity for gamers around the world to enjoy FF14 even more.” It’s refreshing to see that Phil Spencer remains dedicated to improving Game Pass, despite any logistical issues such as additional subscription fees.
When Naoki Yoshida was asked whether or not they’ve been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, he responded, “FFXIV does receive assistance from development studios who are based in other countries, and we are starting to see small delays in the delivery of graphical assets. This is an unprecedented incident happening on a global scale; if needed, I plan to adjust our schedule in order to prioritize the health of all those involved. If it comes down to that, then I will make sure to properly inform our players!”
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