Final Fantasy 14 producer Naoki Yoshida apparently wants to bring the online role-playing game to PlayStation 5, according to a tweet from a Final Fantasy fan twitter account, but it doesn’t appear to be a done deal just yet.
Yoshida spoke at the Final Fantasy 14 Fan Gathering in London, where he reportedly said that the game is in development for PS5. This isn’t particularly shocking news, as Final Fantasy 14 made the transition from PlayStation 3 in 2013 to PlayStation 4 the following year.
When Polygon reached out to Square Enix for details, a PR representative said, “While not a confirmation, Yoshida-san expressed a hope that Final Fantasy XIV Online may one day appear on the next generation of Sony console.”
This does potentially mean that PS4 support will end one day for Final Fantasy 14, in the same way support ended for the PS3 version of the MMO. PS3 support for Final Fantasy 14 ended in June 2017, alongside with the release of the Stormblood expansion, several years after the game released for PS4. That being said, PS4 support will likely not be ending any time soon.
For anyone playing on PS4, don’t fret. Last time Square Enix stopped supporting a console, the company provided a free upgrade for anyone with the old license. (Though you still needed the new console to play the game.)