Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn director Naoki Yoshida has told RPG Site why FFXIV won't be seeing a Xbox 360 or Xbox One release: "The main reason from our side is that I don't want the community to be divided; to be split into two or more," he said.

"For example, one player might be on the PC version, another might be on the PS4 version, and I'm playing the Xbox version -- but we're not able to join the same game servers. That is just ... I just don't like the idea. I disagree with it. To be frankly honest with you, there are now so many mobile devices, smart phones, everything -- why would you ever just stick to one platform from the hardware aspect? Just -- make it open to everyone? That's my opinion."

Of course Microsoft have their reasons for making the Xbox One a closed platform and enforcing Xbox Live policies, however Naoki Yoshida was quick to point out that a lot of people will be missing out in the new experience due to those policies by Microsoft:

"I would love for as many players as possible to enjoy the game worldwide, so from a business point of view it could make sense to have it on the Xbox platforms," explained Yoshida. "But as I mentioned earlier, that would bring about the tragedy that somebody might have to give up their existing character. Then players might get frustrated, and then they ask us -- 'Square Enix, can't you do something?' and then... yeah. Unless that happens, we can't really do anything."