Square Enix Playing with Photoshop?


There’s a bit of controversy spreading around the internet regarding Square Enix. Recently SE showed off some screens of FFXIII that were supposedly from the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game.  Here’re a couple:

PS3 Version:

360 Version:

Besides the obvious “LB” and “L1″ icons one would have a hard time telling these two images apart. That’s because both images are from the PS3 version of the game. Someone at SE came up with the bright idea to Photoshop the LB icon over the L1 icon for the 360 version.

When confronted with the story a PR rep from Square Enix had this to say via Twitter:

We are looking into how the FFXIII altered screens ended up in our presskit &will update asap. This was obviously not intentional. …Aside from easily being proven as altered, and this method not being one we use, we don’t feel there is a need to enhance the X360 FFXIII.

Are the differances between the two versions so noticable that SE felt the need to throw wool over our eyes?


Written by: Sakinah - Contributing Editor


  1. #1 by lordincubus on February 17th, 2010 [ 185 Points ]

    This is great. Why would they even think of doing this. I guess the PS3 version blows the 360 version out of the water.

    Ho dumb do they think we are when would you ever have the exact same health and magic on both systems at any given time lol.

  2. #2 by Mike on February 17th, 2010

    This is pathetic. What the hell happened to this company in the past four years?

  3. #3 by Royalty32 on February 17th, 2010

    From what i understand is that the 360 version runs and plays just as well as the ps3 version. Even looks identical to the ps3 version. So im wondering now why would someone do this.Hmm…….questionable

  4. #4 by terribledeli on February 17th, 2010 [ 630 Points ]

    Laziness is my guess.

    To delay the “supposed” enviable “PS3 is better” argument by only two weeks seems like a waste of time.

    If Square came out today and said “PS3 version is superior, the 360 version is actually missing a quarter of the game”, I doubt it’d actually influence sales. Too close to the release date.

  5. #5 by Kicks on February 17th, 2010 [ 559 Points ]

    This image altering has been brought to you by the letter M and the company Microsoft…

    I kid! :)

  6. #6 by Royalty32 on February 17th, 2010

    Thats funny LOL!, Kicks

  7. #7 by SicSemperTyranis on February 17th, 2010 [ 6405 Points ]

  8. #8 by Fleakitten on February 17th, 2010

    Why is there an arrow mouse pointer in that pic?? Wtf is SE smoking??

  9. #9 by genbatzu on February 18th, 2010 [ 3798 Points ]

    the PS3 version looks and sounds better. it’s because the XBOX only plays a ‘compressed’ version ^^

    source:
    http://www.nowgamer.com/news/2526/ffxiii-significantly-poorer-on-xbox

  10. #10 by EdEN on February 19th, 2010 [ 140096 Points ]

    Well, it seems that the department in charge of the PR screenshots just got downsized, huh?


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