Final Fantasy XV director, Hajime Tabata has ruled out on plans in porting the game to the Nintendo Switch. Despite being a fan of the home console himself, the development team didn’t have the chance to test whether the RPG would run on the console. With that said, Tabata added that the team is interested in developing for it in the future.
“There are no plans, it wouldn't run,” said Tabata in an interview with DualShockers. “It might run… but we haven't conducted the proper tests on whether it would run properly on Switch or not, so I cannot say for sure.
“There are no plans for Switch at the moment, but overall, there is interest in the platform among the development team. We do have lots of Nintendo fans inside BD2. Incidentally, I think that Switch would be really cool if it could run Android apps on its portable screen…”
This shouldn’t come as a surprise since Nintendo’s home consoles were generally not associated with Final Fantasy’s numbered series, ever since the NES and SNES got the first 6 FF games. But the main talking point from this revelation will be the Switch’s specs, which was rumored to be “slightly” underpowered compared to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. If it’s indeed true, this explains why we won’t be able to play FF XV on the go, but we won’t know for sure about the Switch’s processing power until it launches with a proper games lineup. Interestingly, Nintendo recently released a video detailing the consoles’ hardware, but it didn’t touch on anything about the specs, which was fairly odd. Guess we just have to play the waiting game to see if there’s anything concrete about the rumors.
Source: Nintendo Insider