Feb 20, 2017 05:41 AM EST
Nintendo Switch To Get A Big Boost From Square Enix; New Patch 1.05 Update Confirms For 'FFXV'
Square Enix is making some big announcements this week, talking about the fantasy MMORPG "Final Fantasy XIV" and the upcoming Stormblood expansion. The game studio also talked more about the game getting into the upcoming Nintendo's game console, Nintendo Switch.
Square Enix Shows More Interest On Nintendo Switch
At this week's Final Fantasy Fan Festival in Germany, the Tokyo-based game developer made some big announcements about Final Fantasy XIV, including the Stormblood expansion, GameRant reported. Square Enix discussed the possibility of a Nintendo Switch edition of the game and also confirmed an upcoming PS4 Pro patch.
According to The Sixth Axis, Square Enix producer Naoki Yoshida discusses the company's plan to bring the very popular fantasy game to the upcoming hybrid game console. But this will not be an easy task for Square Enix.
For a Nintendo Switch version of "Final Fantasy 14" to actually take off the ground, Nintendo would have to allow cross-play between it and the PC version and PS4 versions, so that the entire Final Fantasy community wouldn't be segmented, Gamerant added. For some gaming experts, the cross-play is really what is keeping "Final Fantasy XIV" from coming to other gaming platforms. Until now, Sony still hasn't given the green light signal to allow PS4/Xbox One cross-play.
As for the newly confirmed PS4 Pro patch, producer Yoshida said "Final Fantasy XIV" will make use of the PS4 Pro's extra horsepower to boost gaming performance. The game's Stormblood expansion is set for release on June 20 for PS4 and PC. In addition to the Samurais and new areas to explore, the Stormblood expansion is expected to add new dungeons, raids, another new class, residential area, and more.
More Reveals And Updates Coming To FFXV
At the annual Monaco Anime Game International Conference, Square Enix has unveiled to the world some new screenshots of both "Kingdom Hearts III" and "Final Fantasy VII" remake, Crunchyroll reported.
According to Square Enix director Tetsuya Nomura, the images from the "Final Fantasy VII" primarily deal with the first boss in the game, the Scorpion, which turns out to have partly destructible scenery. Final Fantasy fans will get the full details of the shared screenshots at the Gematsu website.
Meanwhile, "Final Fantasy XV" has been tempting fans back to its lovely looking open world to its upcoming Patch 1.05 update, which now available for download on PS4. The upcoming Patch 1.05, which reportedly weigh in at 2.1 GB on Sony's platform, is expected to bring a slew good news to the Final Fantasy community, which is said to include an increased level cap and 60 frames per second support for PS4 Pro users.
In addition to the increased level cap, the upcoming update will also add new limited-time hunts, new features such as the ability to save more of Prompto's photos and access to the portable music player.