Square Enix has said that a “closed“ Xbox Live environment means Final Fantasy XIV Online is unlikely to appear on Xbox 360.
"The main reason why we couldn't go with Xbox 360 was the Xbox Live system," the game’s director Hiromichi Tanaka told Eurogamer. ". Live is different to the normal internet environment, so when we wanted to introduce this game in the same environment as Windows PC it had to be PS3, so that was our choice.
"Microsoft has a different point of view: they want to have a closed environment for Xbox Live. We're still talking to... We couldn't come to an agreement on Xbox Live."
Square Enix boss Yoichi Wada said earlier this week that online services will represent the "true battlefield" for publishers in the coming years.
"First and foremost I would like them [the platform holders] to come up with a network infrastructure that will allow the publishers like us to freely design different business schemes," he said.
Announced by Sony as a PS3 exclusive at last year’s E3, Square Enix later said that it was considering bringing Final Fantasy XIV Online to multiple consoles. The game is also in development for PC.