Old news IS old news.
Just thought I'd voice my absolute detestation of that meme. Its redundancy knows no bounds. I hate it with a deep and loathing passion.
As far as I know, though, this is new news. I was under the impression they had always been working on a deal with microsoft to get FFXIV to xbox.
Redundant, overused meme is redundant and overused. Sorry, had to. :)
To the best of my knowledge, the big point of contention was:
SE: We don't want our players to have to pay you for XBL gold in addition to our membership fee.
M$: But we want them to, because it makes us more money that way.
The argument has been made that "Well, most 360 owners have a gold subscription, so what's the big deal?" or "It's not like it costs that much to get". I don't, but I'm an exception. And even still, if the game were theoretically 360 only and I -had- to pay for XBL gold just for one game (Since I don't play anything multiplayer online on 360; local multiplayer only), I personally wouldn't.
M$ refuses to budge on demanding that XIV players should have to pay for XBL gold and SE refuses to budge on the fact that they shouldn't. And until one of them changes their mind, you'll never see XIV on 360.