Final Fantasy XI to release simultaneously across platforms

On April 18, Square Enix will release Final Fantasy XI for the Xbox 360, in addition to the expansion pack Final Fantasy XI: Treasures of Aht Urhgan for Playstation 2 and the PC. Europe and Japan will see both games released 2 days later.

The big news is all three versions will be cross-platform and cross-continent compatible, a first for any video game. So theoretically, an Xbox 360 owner in California could play against a Playstation 2 owner in Tokyo. It’ll be interesting to see how this experiment pans out and what non-MMORG is given the same compatibility.

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