Xbox Live Policy Holding Up FFXIV 360 Version
Square is setting out to put Final Fantasy XIV on the Xbox 360, but is hitting snags with the Xbox Live policy, reports VG247. Producer Hiromichi Tanaka credited the discussions with Microsoft for delaying an official announcement of the game. "For FFXIV, because 360 has its own policy with Xbox Live that is different from [the] internet, thats something were in discussions with Microsoft [about], to come to an agreement," he said. "Thats one of the reasons its not going to be launched [simultaneously]."
The PlayStation 3 would probably have a window of exclusivity even if Microsoft discussions werent ongoing; the announcement was saved for Sonys E3 press conference, and only after did Square chime in to let us know that it was coming to other platforms. A name as big as Final Fantasy is sure to make Microsoft bend its internal rules a bit, so well definitely see the MMO hit at some point.