Rumor: Final Fantasy Versus XIII becomes Final Fantasy XV
- Posted May 31st, 2012 at 11:49 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 17 Comments
Elusive RPG spin-off Final Fantasy Versus XIII is apparently no longer exclusive to Sony’s PlayStation 3 console, and will also be released for the Nintendo Wii U.
Not only that, but the game, which was originally announced way back at E3 2006, has apparently been completely rebranded as Final Fantasy XV.
That’s at least according to a video purportedly leaked (via MCV) from a Square Enix pre-E3 press briefing, which clearly displays the game’s title and PS3 and Wii U logos. Of course, this should be treated as pure speculation at this point, since Square has yet to issue an official comment on the subject.
Check it out for yourself below.
The last time we heard anything on Versus XIII was back in September, when Square confirmed that the title had now entered full production. At the time it was still thought to be a PS3-exclusive, though if this video is indeed the real deal, it appears this is no longer the case.
PSU.com will bring you all the latest updates as we get them.
- 12:24pm EDT - May 31st, 2012
I guess we know what is going to be Microsoft's bombshell this E3; I'm willing to bet they'll announce FFv13 (now FF15) also coming to the 360. Square is sad, no wonder they kept delaying... I'm glad I haven't wasted my time and money with them anymore.
It's unfortunate they have lost touch, and I'm not a fanboy, I don't mind if they go multiplat; but I do mind that they spread lies, they take forever, and then they underdeliver.
- 1:26pm EDT - May 31st, 2012
Fake... Fake... Fake...
Waleed | Waleed
- 1:41pm EDT - May 31st, 2012
I originally posted this video in the forums here:http://www.psu.com/forums/showthread.php/293633-FF-Versus-XIII-Renamed-XV%21%21-And-for-Wii-U%21-%28Take-with-grain-of-salt%29-Video-Included%21.
Has got to be fake.
- 2:58pm EDT - May 31st, 2012
if true (I won't lose time saying again Microsoft and their dirty money, blah blah), we need to be strong and have the PS3 sales for this game to be 0, not one PS3 gamer shall buy this game
- 3:15pm EDT - May 31st, 2012
^ hah!, good luck with that. Money is thicker than loyalty in busienss.
Rebranding it to XV does make sense...I mean, WTF did "versus" mean anyway.
JackC | jack1982cp
- 3:54pm EDT - May 31st, 2012
After XIII, they could make that franchise exclusive to the 3DS and it would be fine with me.
- 4:43pm EDT - May 31st, 2012
I said it in the last article and I'll say it again: whenever I see that a multiplat game is making an appearance on the Wii-U I just laugh...
- 5:00pm EDT - May 31st, 2012
actually I don't mind the multi platform to wii-u, at least they won't have to cut too much stuff out as if it came out for 360 also. if they announce it coming out on 360 then i'll be sad.
- 5:15pm EDT - May 31st, 2012
its fake, please take off this video it does not deserve to get the attention.
look at the video. the spokesperson is random,
the people are brown, the cheer is fake, the room is a lecture hall, theres no information about it. god dont give it any more hits than it deserves, scammers trying to make money off youtube.
- 6:24pm EDT - May 31st, 2012
That's a good point, pandaRX8. I also feel like the viewers would have been incredibly confused when the WiiU symbol showed up at the end, especially since Versus has been confirmed and reconfirmed as a PS3 exclusive.
TheMadTitan | EcksMane
- 6:35pm EDT - May 31st, 2012
they ppl are brown??? i dont get it.... what does that mean?
- 7:16pm EDT - May 31st, 2012
Concidering how long the game has been in development I dont think it would be to hard to imagine this game multiplatform even without MS sticking their wallets in Squeenix's face. They've been spending a ton of money making this thing and it's not going to make it's money back on one system if the FF13 hate over flows onto this title.
- 11:05am EDT - June 1st, 2012
The best thing for 'Versus XIII' would be for it to be rebranded as Final Fantasy 15. It would cut all ties to the failure (in many people's minds) that was XIII and also be more fitting for the epic scale that we've seen Versus display so far.__As far as what console it is on... i've lost all interest in console wars and whatnot. At this point we should be blessed that the game will even be released.
Execution17 | Execution17
- 1:03pm EDT - June 1st, 2012
Vs13 hasn't been in development long, it just got announced way too early for its own sake >.>. just went into full development in Sept
- 9:35pm EDT - June 1st, 2012
Kotaku has said that Square Enix has confirmed this is fake.... Can PSU confirm the confirmation?
- 3:48am EDT - June 2nd, 2012
when i said the people are brown, its because an announcement like this would be from japanese people NO? since the game is being developed in JAPAN!
more importantly everyones wearing cheap t shirts?
- 7:49am EDT - June 2nd, 2012
If this is real then, shouldnt it be comming out this year to mark the 25th aniversary like it said? Just hope that making it multiplat dosent make it worse for ps3.
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