Xbox Live blocking FFXIV 360 release
Square Enix will not release Final Fantasy XIV on Xbox 360 due to the closed nature of the online infrastructure.
Creator and director Hiromichi Tanaka explained that Xbox Live is different to PC and PS3's online environments, making a release for the massively-multiplayer game difficult.
"The main reason why we couldn't go with Xbox 360 was the Xbox Live system," he 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."
Earlier today, Square Enix's president Yoichi Wada requested that online networks allow publishers to design "different business schemes" on consoles.
Final Fantasy XIV will be released on PC and PS3 later this year.