According to Square Enix’s Hiromichi Tanaka, the Tokyo-based game maker is considering whether or not to bring a straight Final Fantasy XI port to the PS Vita. There are currently no concrete plans.
Tanaka apparently also added that due to the PS3’s unique characteristics, it’s difficult to port games to Sony’s home console.
Final Fantasy XI was originally released in Japan on the PS2 in 2002. A PS Vita port could be interesting, but really Square Enix, another handheld port?
Tanaka is a Final Fantasy vet, who worked on the first title. He was one of the lead designers on FFXI and was the producer for Square Enix’s latest MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV until last December. Surely you remember how that turned out.