Square Enix talks FF Versus XIII PS3 exclusivity
- Posted July 15th, 2008 at 06:37 EDT by
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Following the shocking news of Final Fantasy XIII going multiplatform, Square Enix has taken the opportunity to address its plans in regards to keeping Final Fantasy Versus XIII exclusive to the PlayStation 3.
In an interview with Square Enix Executive Shinji Hashimoto, it was revealed that not only will the game remain a PS3 exclusive, but game director Tetsuya Nomura (Parasite Eve and Final Fantasy VII) is developing another game outside of Versus called "One Goal Spirit."
"We won't change policy," said Hashimoto. "Final Fantasy Versus XIII is still a PlayStaion 3 exclusive."
Hashimoto also revealed that due to Nomura putting all his time and resources into Final Fantasy XIII, Noruma won't be able to devote much into "One Goal Spirit" as of yet.
We are hoping that Square Enix sticks to their word this time with Versus XIII, as the loss of Final Fantasy XIII’s exclusivity will undoubtedly add to the hardware sales that "could've been" for the PS3.
- 1:40am EDT - July 15th, 2008
i belieeeeeeeeeve them.... oh yes how i believe their word....
- 1:41am EDT - July 15th, 2008
Small concelation for folks who only bought a PS3 for FFXIII I guess. I've never actually played a JRPG myself, so I wasn't bothered about the whole multiplatform thing.
- 1:44am EDT - July 15th, 2008
Whatever they say now just feels hollow to me. I feel absolutely betrayed and I cant see Final Fantasy and any flavor of it as anything special anymore - it's just another prostituted game title. Bugger off SE - FF has no sole.
- 1:49am EDT - July 15th, 2008
"The war has changed"
I won't trust them anymore in order not to be disappointed again..
Capcom..Square Enix...the same
- 1:49am EDT - July 15th, 2008
I ain't really a Final Fantasy type of guy actually I'm not even a JRPG kind of guy. But FFXIII going to the 360 hurt Sony bad in my opinion. Hopefully Sony can at least keep Versus XIII for all you Final Fantasy fans. Damn u Square bastard Sellouts!!!
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- 1:53am EDT - July 15th, 2008
how pathetic is the fact that Squarenix is official (up to now...) releasing more games for xbox360 than ps3?
Oh the f^^%ing irony...i have lost all respect.Mostly because they fu&^&$ing lied to me for 3 years and gradually they ripped all the -previously exclusive ps2 rpgs- from us.
- 1:55am EDT - July 15th, 2008
Yes! Lets hope it stays PS3 exclusive, I was never interested in FFXII - Only Final Fantasy Versus XIII. :D
- 1:58am EDT - July 15th, 2008
Sorry for the updates to the article. We just wanted to make sure the translation was correct.
- 2:05am EDT - July 15th, 2008
Ugh... STFU Square-Enix! I will only buy the 2 Star Ocean games for the PSP 'IF' Star Ocean 4 comes out on the PS3... I will NOT trust Square-Enix anymore!!!
- 2:06am EDT - July 15th, 2008
Until E3 'O9 right SE?
If it's coming from a 3rd party, their word means nothing now.
- 2:34am EDT - July 15th, 2008
Well as long we still have this to come out then its good news.
- 2:35am EDT - July 15th, 2008
Would it really matter at this point? I don't think keeping Versus an exclusive will change or improve the reaction that PS3 owners have had to Square's selling out. It's interesting how the 360 version won't be released in Japan because they know it won't sell there - the one place that the 360 needs it the most. In fact all that does is help the PS3 since FF will sell alot of PS3's there.
- 2:43am EDT - July 15th, 2008
I could honestly care less about FF XIII going multiplatform, it's not like it's an xbox exclusive, you can still play it on your PS3. The genre isn't as mass appealing as GTA's is IMO and the loss of it's exclusivity didn't change much. Other than this FF XIII announcement, Microsoft didn't really bring anything cool to the table. Gears and Fable look good, no doubt, but other than that it was just a series of rip offs (lips, mii avvy's, eye toy rip offs from last gen...). When you think of it MS's aquirement of FF XII is another example of just stealing what other platforms have already made great.
All Sony has to do to save face here is be half as boring as MS.
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- 2:52am EDT - July 15th, 2008
This like... Square-Enix want to be the next EA that's look so crystal clear now.
- 3:03am EDT - July 15th, 2008
If the reason why FF XIII was because the XBox install base is big outside Japan, why shouldn't Versus go multiplat also? This title will not go multi only if Sony is paying for it.
- 3:10am EDT - July 15th, 2008
Oh my. There are people in existance that have never played a JRPG. Wait. When did we start calling them "J"RPG's? It used to just be "RPG's". Like I said before, western (*ahem*PC*ahem*) gamer tastes ruined console gaming.
- 3:20am EDT - July 15th, 2008
HEY MORONS. Buy the game for you PS3 or they WILL think that Multiplatform is the way they have to go for EVERY GAME. If you keep up this ridiculous idea that these companies are being disloyal to you you're just going to hurt the industry YOURSELVES. These are BUISNESSES, they exist to MAKE MONEY, Have you read exactly how much these game cost? they have no choice but to go multiplatform in many cases. MGS4 stayed exculsive because Konami NEEDS kojima to continue making million sellers for their company.
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- 3:21am EDT - July 15th, 2008
When thinking about it., maybe those who play FFXIII on 360 will want to play Versus XIII on PS3; therefore, they will buy a PS3 to play it. You never know.
- 3:21am EDT - July 15th, 2008
odium to be fair you do realize that JRPG's are born from tradition western RPG's. Most of the classes and mechanics have had origins in the west. The only big difference are the ideologies behind character development and storyline.
Thank you! People don't seem to realize that if they show they can turn more of a profit on the PS3 than the 360 the PS3 will win back exclusives. Has any 360 RPG hit over 1 million? If FFXIII makes a multi million seller on the PS3 and ends up selling less than a mill on the 360 then that would tell the entire story.
- 3:38am EDT - July 15th, 2008
First pic looks gaaayyy
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