Versus XIII to have world map & airship, says Nomura
- Posted March 18th, 2010 at 11:20 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 42 Comments
Tetsuya Nomura, director of the upcoming Final Fantasy Versus XIII, has confirmed that the PlayStation 3 exclusive outing will feature a world map and airships.
“Not everything is connected together, so the various areas have different levels of progress. However, you can fly across the world map in an air ship,” said Nomura, during a Twitter interview with Square’s Shinji Yoshimoto.
Unfortunately, Nomura was unable to divulge any further details on the project, stating, “I’m being stopped by producer Hashimoto,” he said.
Fingers crossed the game shows up at E3, though don’t be surprised if it doesn’t put in an appearance on account of recent changes made during development.
We’ll keep you posted.
- 7:33am EDT - March 18th, 2010
Sounds like he's trying to cater his comments to all the "make it like FFVII", "we want world map" people. wonder if that means the world map will be free roam or not though? prob not. just use air ship to go from dot to dot. :)
- 7:34am EDT - March 18th, 2010
- 8:18am EDT - March 18th, 2010
This is required! FFXIII felt way too linear. Some options to visit different places/locals in and around the mains story line gives the player some respite and time to have fun as well as boost the party if needed for the harder story bosses. It's also been in every FF so I don't see why they shouldn't continue this.
- 8:20am EDT - March 18th, 2010
Sounds cool. World map and airship makes the game more believable.
- 8:35am EDT - March 18th, 2010
- 8:35am EDT - March 18th, 2010
finally some goods new ... i dont wanna see anything like FFXIII ... PLZ make it better than FFXIII
- 8:36am EDT - March 18th, 2010
@1: whats the difference? theres nothing to do in an airship but go from one location to another anyways. or do you like just flying the thing around in circles?
they should take a note from mass effect and make the airship an explorable hub in my opinion. i think every good rpg needs some kind of central hub, one thing im very dissapointed FF13 does not have in any form.
- 8:41am EDT - March 18th, 2010
@7: You can chase Ultimate Weapon around :D
- 8:44am EDT - March 18th, 2010
bet itl be like 10 u can see the world map but cant fly over it lke on 1-9 :(
- 9:16am EDT - March 18th, 2010
im just glad there talking about it i hope it make an appearance at e3 2010
- 9:59am EDT - March 18th, 2010
Sounds like they'll get it right this time again.
Btw @7: When you play, that difference becomes very notable.
- 10:05am EDT - March 18th, 2010
PS3 exculsive lol it's going to come to 360 just like 13 did, looking foward to the game though beat 13.
- 10:10am EDT - March 18th, 2010
@1 even so, maybe there will be actual areas to explore like 10 had. 10 was flying from dot to dot. 13 was running from one end of a tunnel to the other wrapped up in a pretty skin. Pretty lame for an rpg. Lazy.
- 10:21am EDT - March 18th, 2010
Nomura's Final Fantasy is going to be THE Final Fantasy game to own! Glad I passed on that other stuff.
- 10:36am EDT - March 18th, 2010
looks like its gona b grand theft final fantasy
- 11:23am EDT - March 18th, 2010
i think the 13 versus will be definitly following the original scheme of all the others and not the linearity of FFXIII,
my mind makes me go thinking: since 13 was multiplatform , maybe they wanted to attract new school and old school to the game, but now since versus isPs3 exclusive, they're gonna do it old school which is...gonna rock:D
- 11:47am EDT - March 18th, 2010
so, when the hel they're gonna show us how the hel this game will look like?
- 12:48pm EDT - March 18th, 2010
well, i for one am having a hard time trying to finish ff13 as i find myself stuck at chapter 9. its not that its hard or for any reason like that, its because i'm not motivated to play this game any more. i feel like i'm playing it just to finish it, not to find out what happens next or what. to me, this ff is by far there worst effort and i certainly hope that versus will be nothing like this one. let me tell you, this game to me was so bad, i had to go and hunt down ff 1,2, 4, 5, 6 and chrono trigger just to cleanse my pallet. hopefully i get those bad boys soon.
- 1:14pm EDT - March 18th, 2010
well IMHO ff10 thru 12 were kind of a disappointment the games lost many of the series familiar elements that made the series the success it is, I do understand that evolving is necessary but then again ppl play FF because it has those charismatic things that the fans love so much, i bought FF13, i must say it's not bad, amazing graphics, cool characters but....there's something amiss, i'm more hyped about versus than any other game right now, and not just because of the airship and the world map, but because it feels like it's going to be a amalgam of all the good things the FF series gave to their fans all these years. (sorry for the bad english)
- 2:29pm EDT - March 18th, 2010
Yep, really been waiting for this one....and yes, it will be exlusive to the ps3 <<<<for the pessimistic or brain dead (looking at you #12)
Off topic, as far as linearity goes...I've noticed almost all jrpgs are linear as ****...only western rpgs let you deviate soo much from the main plot.
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