If Square Enix can be convinced to release "Final Fantasy XIII" on the Xbox 360, what's to stop them from getting a Final Fantasy MMO onto portable platforms like the DS, 3DS or PSP? Not much, judging from what one the higher-ups at SE had to say when asked if he thought a portable FF MMO would be possible.
"Yes, I believe it's definitely possible," Square Enix senior VP of software Hiromichi Tanaka told VideoGamer.com. "The DS and PSP both have networking systems implemented, so it's definitely do-able."
If such a game eventually comes out, it's not likely to be a port, but from the PC, but I don't know that anyone would necessarily want that anyway.
"The CPU of mobile consoles are much lower spec compared to other consoles, or even to PC, so that could be a difficulty if you want to simply transfer a console-based MMO onto a mobile machine," Tanaka explained. "But if it's built specifically for DS or PSP that's definitely possible, even on the current technology."
Nintendo already has an impressive entourage of third-party support for the 3DS. MMO or otherwise, you have to wonder what Square Enix will be interested in providing. Their name did show up on a slide alongside Capcom, Activision and Sega at Nintendo's E3 press conference, so the path may already be paved.
Would you be interested in purchasing a portable Final Fantasy MMO? Would you rather see it on the DS, 3DS or PSP? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.