In a shocking announcement today, Square Enix has revealed that the upcoming fourth installment in its Star Ocean franchise – officially titled Star Ocean: The Last Hope — will be coming to Microsoft’s Xbox 360 in 2009.
Although previously coy as to which system the game would be released on, it had been widely accepted the forthcoming RPG would ultimately hit the PlayStation 3, a belief largely attributed to the fact many past titles in the series were released on to Sony platforms.
However, speaking in Tokyo today, the Japanese software giant stated that the highly anticipated game would in fact hit the Xbox 360 some time next year. No indication was given as to whether or not it would remain exclusive to the Microsoft console, with the possibility of a PS3 version currently "undecided."
"We cannot announce anything on that. We can say that it will be released first [on the Xbox 360]. Whether we’ll release it on the PS3 is undecided. We may release it, we may not,” commented Square Enix’s Yoshinori Yamagish.
Make of it what you will, but for now, the game’s future on the PS3 remains decidedly ambiguous.
Stay tuned for further information as it breaks.