Final Fantasy XIV director Naoki Yoshida has announced an upcoming patch that will improve the game’s overhaul performance on PS4 Pro.
He made the announcement at Final Fantasy Fan Festival in Germany at the weekend, saying his team has opted to use the extra power to improve the performance rather than output at a higher resolution.
He told DualShockers the extra power will be used to show more objects on screen and improve the frame rate for a smoother gameplay experience. The update should be released “very soon”.
Yoshida also talked about the possibility of a Switch version. SixthAxis reports the development team wants to bring FFXIV to as many platforms as possible, but has concerns over the Switch’s online functionality — specifically that it’s unlikely to support cross-platform play. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is one of few games that shares unified serves across PS4, PS3 and PC.
The next iteration, Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood, will launch on June 20 for PS4 and PC, with PS3 discontinued. If Switch can’t be included with those, it sounds as though Yoshida won’t consider an isolated version with a player base on just one platform.