Future Final Fantasy series releases could see release on the Windows PC platform, Square Enix has revealed.
Franchise producer Yoshinori Kitase confirmed to Eurogamer that the company is interested in developing for the platform – explaining that complex issues” relating to security and the platform’s past market situation were the only reasons the Final Fantasy XIII games didn’t receive PC versions.
"Let’s not forget, when we developed the Final Fantasy XIII 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,” Kitase said.
"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."
MMO Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn launched on Steam earlier this month, and both Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VIII saw PC re-releases on Valve’s platform during the past year.