PC gamers may be getting a more entries in Square Enix's beloved role-playing franchise if series producer Yoshinori Kitase's recent comments are any indication.
Let's not forget, when we developed the Final Fantasy 13 series, all three titles, at the early stages of development we were working on PC. Then we had to port it to the consoles. As far as the technology is concerned, it would have been possible for us to make a PC version, but we decided against it for two reasons: we looked at the market situation and we didn't think it would be a good idea, and also it would have involved lots of complex issues like security. So we decided not to do it this time around.
But we see potential in it and there are lots of regions and countries where PC is very strong. So in terms of our hope of being able to deliver our games to every single country in the world and to as many gamers as possible, yes, we would definitely be interested in pursuing that route in the future.
Not long ago, both Final Fantasy VII and VIII were added to Steam, both of which, Kitase says, have found much success on Valve's platform. "Final Fantasy 7 and 8 are now available on PC and they've been proving quite popular. t's an early stage for us. We haven't got an awful lot of experience in this field. So when we have more know-how and experience in this market we would be very interested."
Which Final Fantasy games would you like to see come to PC? Keep your fingers crossed for a Final Fantasy XV port!