[Update]Final Fantasy Versus XIII No Longer PS3 Only


 

[Update]

Yoichi Wada has clarified his statements regarding the possiblility of a 360 release of FFvXIII via his Twitter account.

“It looks like the ‘net is heating up. Versus on Xbox? What I said at the earnings press conference was just that until the launch time frame is formally announced, all points about all titles are not finalized.”

While Wada may have put a few gamers’ hearts at ease for now, I think he still left the door open for a multi-platform release of FFvXIII. Time will tell.

Original story:

Despite several trailers of Final Fantasy Versus XIII stating the game would release exclusively for the PS3, Square Enix’s CEO Yoichi Wada wants to clear the air: Final Fantasy Versus XIII may not remain a PS3 exclusive.

Speaking after an investors meeting in Tokyo the question was raised if Final Fantasy Versus XIII would be better served as a multiplatform title. Wada replied “We’ll be looking into it internally until right before the formal announcement.” I’m guessing that there’s no better time to make a “formal announcement” than at E3.

The last news we heard about the development status of FFvXIII was when Nomura announced that they had airships flying over the world map in the game. It’ll be interesting to see how a 360 port may affect the current development and release schedule for the PS3 version.

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Written by: Sakinah - Contributing Editor


  1. #1 by genbatzu on May 18th, 2010 [ 3798 Points ]

    oh great~
    bye bye content, and amazing graphics -.-

    i have nothing against a multiplatform title, but when we have to abdicate features, great graphics or even content, it really sucks.
    they should just add a blu-ray player to the xbox allrdy (even if it’s nearly impossible atm, i know, but i wanna flame a bit xD)

    – FFfanboi

  2. #2 by Royalty32 on May 18th, 2010

    We should’ve seen this comin. Damn M$, always flashin ur money in developers faces. Hopefully ps3 will have the superior version of the two just like FF13. It really is a damn shame that sony cant keep the exclusives that made ps2 king for ps3. Like GTA, FF, Spyro, Crash next thing u know KH3 will be on 360. Now i dont think this is a huge blow but it is a punch in the mouth.

  3. #3 by Eddie on May 18th, 2010 [ 44542 Points ]

    well this one will suffer from the same problems as FFXIII most likely then….oh well.

  4. #4 by Darrin on May 18th, 2010

    It’s absurd that so many people spend so much time debating this game’s platform exclusivity status yet have zero interest in the game itself.

    It’s also crazy that games like this get announced and heavily publicized 5+ years before the game is actually done.

  5. #5 by Mike on May 18th, 2010

    Forty hours of playing Final Fantasy XIII has left me with zero interest in anything Square does now. Hyper linear, monotonous shitfest.

  6. #6 by Macdory on May 18th, 2010 [ 3435 Points ]

    I much prefer it when games are not exclusive – I own both PS3 and a 360, but I like to play particular games in my study on the 360 and other games on the PS3 in the living room – I like the choice.

    I’m sure it helps developers too – they must get more cash from a cross platform release than they do on a single console – unless the royalty is royally huge?

  7. #7 by Eddie on May 18th, 2010 [ 44542 Points ]

    Darrin:

    It’s absurd that so many people spend so much time debating this game’s platform exclusivity status yet have zero interest in the game itself.

    It’s also crazy that games like this get announced and heavily publicized 5+ years before the game is actually done.  

    ^

    In this particular case, Nomura has stated time and time again that he plans to make a complete open world that is “only possible” due to the Ps3 strengths and that if it were multiplatform it would not be possible.

    That coupled with the fact that SE dumped a whole games worth of data on FFXIII to make it fit as it was.

    So while most multiplatform games are fine, this is one that I wanted to see stay exclusive to get the best out of the game.

  8. #8 by Fleakitten on May 18th, 2010

    It hasn’t been confirmed yet, but if Wada is making it public that he’s considering a 360 version of the game could mean the company wants some ‘incintives’ from Sony to keep it an exclusives or something extra from Microsoft to put it on the 360.

    Either way I hope the PS3 version of Versus lives up to the hype and doesn’t turn into a corridor crawler like FFXIII.

  9. #9 by Macdory on May 18th, 2010 [ 3435 Points ]

    It should be on PC – then no limitations required at all …

  10. #10 by lordincubus on May 18th, 2010 [ 185 Points ]

    Well this is bad news. FF13 has been a blast to play if you like a dumbed down RPG. It was so evident that the game was shifted in so many directions for the Xbox community. This ruined the nostalgic feel of the franchise and really put me on the fence on buying another Square-Enix game at full price. FF13 was better served to be a 30 to 40 dollar buy and I hope anyone reading this heeds my warning. If Square does this with a game as highly technical as Versus then you can kiss my money good bye. I will by a used copy from Gamestop and give them my money. I understand the desire to make money and release the game on both systems in order to increase their profits but why not just approach Sony to aid in the development of the game and keep development costs low.

  11. #11 by Mike on May 18th, 2010

    Yeah I didn’t start playing FFXIII until a few weeks ago (this winter was busy for game releases!) and I’m amazed that basically every bad thing I heard about it is true. 25 hours before you get to anything good (Pulse), and then once you leave there it is again a straight line of boring battles. I’m in Chapter 12 and I just can’t be bothered to finish it. I only paid $30 so the $23 GameStop is offering on trade in doesn’t seem too bad right now.

    I’m glad this game completely tanked for second month sales because it is just a complete and utter let down.

  12. #12 by Eddie on May 18th, 2010 [ 44542 Points ]

    Wada just clarified his statement

    “It looks like the ‘net is heating up. Versus on Xbox? What I said at the earnings press conference was just that until the launch time frame is formally announced, all points about all titles are not finalized.”

    via his twitter and http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/05/19/wada_clarifies_versus_xiii_statement/

  13. #13 by EdEN on May 18th, 2010 [ 136063 Points ]

    Well, it will still release on PS3 so it really doesn’t affect us…

  14. #14 by Emrah on May 19th, 2010 [ 7319 Points ]

    Wada does not clear anything with his updated statement. Also, anybody who says being multiplatform does not affect the title is in denial. For starters, they have to make sure the users don’t swap discs every so often. Even compromises to the story could be made, or at least the story would have to conform to a multiple disc situtation. On blu-ray, there’s no such restriction, all parts of the game universe is available any given time.

  15. #15 by Eddie on May 19th, 2010 [ 44542 Points ]

    Emrah:

    Wada does not clear anything with his updated statement. .  

    ^

    Sure he does! He is saying the Microsofts check hasn’t cleared yet duh!

  16. #16 by Emrah on May 19th, 2010 [ 7319 Points ]

    Eddie:

    Sure he does!He is saying the Microsofts check hasn’t cleared yetduh!

    Lol :D

  17. #17 by Trieloth on May 19th, 2010 [ 3426 Points ]

    Its funny how obsessed xbox guys are with PS3 games.
    I have to force myself to play FF13. And the reasoning is that I spent money on it and waited forever so I better get my moneys worth. Not excited for versius yet.

  18. #18 by Masta1 on December 10th, 2010

    Xbox can suck mi bawls. Japanese console gaming culture is much better. If you wanna play Xbox, there’s something we call PC. Xbox is for Madden freaks. PS3 can be a blueray player and crazy graphics game. I’m Royal to the best tech. For PS3 hater, don’t play Ace combat, MGS, Final Fantasy, etc. then … All Xbox games are on PC anyway, if not, PS3 will have it. So suck it .. ‘Xbox only’ owner.

  19. #19 by mj kaz on April 22nd, 2011

    LOL. . . . Official NEWS!!!!!!!!!

    ( Versus XIII on Xbox 360? There are no plans for that at all. There is no change about this game situation and It’ll release on the market exclusively on the PS3 system.” – Tetsuya Nomura )

    NOMURA AND SQUARE ENIX SAID . . VERSUS IS A PS3 EXCLUSIVE. . THIS GAME RELEASED E3 2011,Final Fantasy Versus XIII big announcement at the Sony Press Conference

  20. #20 by mj kaz on April 22nd, 2011

    LOL. . .

    ( Versus XIII on Xbox 360? There are no plans for that at all. There is no change about this game situation and It’ll release on the market exclusively on the PS3 system.” – Tetsuya Nomura )

    nomura and square enix said VERSUS is a ps3 exclusive. . . .

    E3 2011,Final Fantasy Versus XIII big announcement at the Sony Press Conference


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