Hajime Tabata — Director of Final Fantasy XV — has dropped a massive hint that something related to the game is in development for the Nintendo Switch.
The tease was given today during a developer panel at Gamescom that was live streamed on Twitch. While the console he’s speaking of is definitely the Switch, it remains unclear whether or not Tabata is discussing a port of the existing version for the hybrid console, an episodic installment approach, a less-graphically demanding version, or something new entirely. His comments can be read below:
You asked the question, what other things do we have planned in the future? We can’t give you any complete, solid details right at the moment but for our policy writers we very much do want to move out and do as much as we can with the game, with the franchise. There’s another certain console out there people may be thinking of; sounds little bit like you guys, your name, “Twitch”… I think we’ll just leave it there.
Everyone on Final Fantasy XV, they love this specific console that sounds a lot like “Twitch” – you may want to think something about that in the future.
Earlier on, a mobile version of the title — dubbed Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition — was announced for IOS and Android devices. Due to the low graphical fidelity of this port, many are leaning towards the chibi-esque version being the one coming to the lesser-powered Switch. This art style more closely resembles Final Fantasy titles of old, bringing with it a pleasant nostalgic feeling.
Final Fantasy XV was originally released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 29, 2016, and has been confirmed for release on PC in early 2018.