I started FFXI on the PS2 NA release date and a term has been thrown around since then that I have never fully understood "PS2 limitations".
FFXI for all accounts has been a successful MMORPG and even after 8 years still has sustainable population and still makes money For SE so how has the PS2 held FFXI back? I freely admit that I am not the most tech savvy person but from what I understand the main problem was appearance (FFXI didn't look as good as it could and there are less customizable options available) and that was because FFXI was developed for the PS2 and then ported over to the PC but for FFXIV it's the opposite FFXIV is being developed for the PC and ported to the PS3.
Was "appearance" the only thing that the PS2 was holding FFXI back in?
The reason I am asking is because I am starting to hear comments that because FFXIV is being developed for the PC first this time Square can continue to upgrade it and if PC users wish they can upgrade their systems to handle it and because of this eventually the PS3 will not be able to handle it.