In an interview with Eurogamer, Hajime Tabata who is Final Fantasy 15’s director, expanded on his comments made a couple of weeks before which hinted at the possibility of having the game ported to the Nintendo Switch. At the time, Final Fantasy 15: Pocket Edition was also announced and every assumed that if a version of the game would make it on Switch, it would be that one, which is now available both on smartphones and PC.
“We’re actually doing very specific technical investigations into what’s possible at the moment.”
Hajime Tabata then went into details, confirming that they are very much testing the possibility of the game on Switch, but that the initial test was less than satisfactory. This time, the team is talking with Epic specifically, trying to see if it would be possible porting the game first to the Unreal Engine 4 (much like they have done with Kingdom Hearts 3) and then customizing it for Switch afterwards.
“…we’re talking to Epic at the moment, about maybe what we could possibly do there, and if we did a Switch version maybe we’d be able to partner and do something there. Their Unreal environment is just amazing, and will be very useful.”
All in all, I would caution against people assuming this means the game is indeed coming to Switch and would instead point at the possibility of future Square Enix titles being made on Unreal Engine 4 being the ones that have a greater chance of appearing on the Nintendo Switch.
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