Rumor: Final Fantasy Versus XIII Is Dead

It's been six years since Square Enix first showed Final Fantasy Versus XIII's debut trailer. Six long years. When that trailer premiered, George W. Bush was president, Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin Laden were alive, and the global financial crisis had not yet hit. 2006 was a different world, a long, long time ago.

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StarFox1707d ago

well thats a bummer if true, but its not like nobody didn't see that possibility coming anyways. way to kill something with so much potential and instead give us bullshit like FF XIII, FFXIII-2, & allegedly FF XIII-3. Fuck off Sqaure

zeal0us1707d ago

If its true tons of people will be pissed.

SE got enough projects on their hands. If any project should of died then it should of been sequels to FF13.

Winter47th1707d ago (Edited 1707d ago )

I'm sorry, but anyone who actually put his trust in SquareEnix and realistically thought this game was actually in development is delusional.

How many "shitty" titles did they release in 6 years? How many trailers/gameplay did they release for their sure hit gold farm Versus 13? Right.

Pozzle1707d ago (Edited 1707d ago )

That's the part that sucks the most. :(

If Versus XIII really had been cancelled due to financial reasons, then it's not only sad that such a good-looking game got canned, but also because Square have spent so much time and money in the last few years developing other games that are either average or not-asked-for by fans.

hay1707d ago

True. If it's canned, my adventure with Square is canned along with it.

Grap1707d ago

I really don't care i lost my hype 2 years ago anything above 4 years developing there is really something wrong with it. besides SE isn't square we know

gaffyh1707d ago

I hope to God that this rumour isn't true. Versus is the one game I was looking forward to in the JRPG space, and if it's cancelled, then I give up on Square.

Tr10wn1707d ago

"How many "shitty" titles did they release in 6 years? How many trailers/gameplay did they release for their sure hit gold farm Versus 13? Right."

over 9000!!!!

badz1491706d ago

I don't think they should release it anymore anyway! Made people excited, built tremendous anticipation but left them in the dark! I called it, it's a VAPORWARE! Thanks but no thanks SE!

creatchee1706d ago

IMO the only reason that there was any hype over this game was because of its PS3 exclusivity - and that was (obviously) coming from the PS3-only crowd. But in reality, it doesn't matter what console you make games for - if they're not good, they're not good. And Square hasn't been on par for a very long time. And there was nothing in any of the previews that looked like VS would have been life-changing or anything.

Sad that they may cancel it, but no sadder than any other game that gets canned.

Reibooi1706d ago

I HIGHLY doubt this is true. SE knows that people have been waiting forever for this game and that many people consider it the last bastion of hope for SE in terms of making good games. With that knowledge they would be suicidal to cancel it.

The only way I can conceive this as being true is if the game is no longer being called VersusXIII and has been renamed FFXV as some other rumors have said in the past.

It also makes no sense that mere months ago we heard from Nomura that a official large scale unveiling of the game was soon to come(likely at TGS)

Darrius Cole1706d ago


I disagree that the game was only popular because it was PS3 exclusive. I've always thought that FFvs13 looked more promising than FF13.

I don't put any stock in rumors from unnamed sources, especially rumors that only come from one internet site. You would think that if there was such a leak that one or more Japanese language sites would have it first.

This rumor, however, hits people deeply because it reinforces a fear. There has been so little news about FFvs13 the people were already fearing that it had become vaporware.

There is a chance that this game actually is vaporware. There is also a chance that the game has been rebranded FFXV. It never made sense to do a full-scale production for a spin-off game that would sell 2-3 million more copies simply by changing the name on the box.

morganfell1706d ago (Edited 1706d ago )

If it turns out FF XIII isn't cancelled it will be amazing to watch the irresponsible press begin their "I was only reporting news" dodge.

No you ignorant jerkwaters, you were propagating a rumor that if not true could still harm a company's financials an all because of your jump the gun idiocy.

It will also reconfirm (for the zillionth time) the press is the outright enemy of real gamers and they do more harm to gaming than any other entity.


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thats_just_prime1706d ago

only ps3 fanboys are pissed cause they though it be only on the ps3 but the trailer said for ps3 not only for ps3.

and seriously it looked like crap. it had an emo hero and crappy music thats all we know about this title

miyamoto1706d ago (Edited 1706d ago )

Tsk. tsk.

Squeenix should have not sold their souls!

Politics have ruined gaming.

sikbeta1706d ago

IF true, SE was trolling all these years for no good reason lol

Darrius Cole1706d ago


Well, two rumors neither proves anything. But if I have to chose one I choose the one you reported. Because at least we know that person's name. The Kotaku rumor is given by the mysterious nobody.

darthawesome901706d ago (Edited 1706d ago )

I hope it just became FFXV, like the rumor that was released in May revealing that Versus may be multi-platform for the Wii U and PS3. If not then someone needs to start firing some people and replacing them with talent.

here is the link to the Wii U multiplat and re-branding rumor

I don't really think it's cancelled. It has everything going for it. Likeable characters (from what we've seen), dark like FFVII, great aesthetics, huge fan base, etc. If they can't perfect something that has been in dev. for six years then what makes Square-Enix believe that they can create FFXV? (assuming it's not FF-Versus rebranded)

pixelsword1706d ago

Even if it came out, it doesn't mean it will be good; SE's been dropping the ball lately.

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KobeT241707d ago (Edited 1707d ago )

This is some pretty serious stuff Kotaku is reporting. Although it makes no sense that after 6 years Square would simply dump the project, I do like the idea of maybe making it into FF XV.

That being said if no appearance is made at Tokyo Gaming Show or any news reported on the title I'm calling it cancelled, and will begin to rant to Nomura, demanding my Kingdom Hearts 3 be started on.

Kingnichendrix1706d ago

Im not sure I believe this, think about it, it sure has a lot of people talking about it now maybe this is a rather subtle plan. But perhaps what I say is just wishful thinking.

iamtehpwn1707d ago

"Square Enix, this source added, has also decided to let Final Fantasy Versus XIII die quietly on the vine and fade away, instead of officially announcing its cancellation. This would likely be due to the fact a public acknowledgement of a Versus' cancellation could impact things like Square Enix's stock prices."

WOW. That's just plain INSULTING and misleading.

Sharingan_no_Kakashi1707d ago (Edited 1707d ago )

That quote right there is what makes the rumor ridiculous imo. I know SE is pretty stupid (this gen anyway), but surely they cant expect ppl to just forget about the 1 title that looked to rival FF7. This game is one of THE MOST anticipated games this gen and you expect me to believe it'll get "The Last Remnant" treatment? Rumor woulda been believable if not for that.


Frankfurt1707d ago

Stock holders follow NEWS, they don't sit at home thinking "oh, i wonder how that game from 6 years ago is going and how that affects my shares".

At most a stock holder may ask them about it in a live chat between the president and holders. Stock holders are not fanboys.

MiloGarret1706d ago

@Frankfurt: I am surprised to see someone with an iq above 50 here. Beware, reading the comments on n4g news stories may lower it.

Disccordia1706d ago

legally I think companies on the stock exchange need to announce stuff like this

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Irishguy951707d ago (Edited 1707d ago )

If this is true, I will write "Square-enix" on my toilet paper for the next few weeks/

In what way do S-E see this as a correct move? When Versus has almost always had more love than FFXIII and been anticipated more. I mean really from a financial point of view(S-E#s only point of view). Why the hell are they wasting away on FFXiii sequels trying to fix that mess instead of trying with a new game completely?

I just hope they have at least the decency to tell us if this is true. Also, I wouldn't mind if it gets renamed 15/

+ it's just illogical, the amount of work already done of the game is too much to just throw away, it's been in 'full' development for over a year now, let alone the other 6 years. Remember the last trailer we got was from January last year.
1.5 years more work on this build just cancelled? Too unbelievable

iamtehpwn1707d ago (Edited 1707d ago )

Actually, now that I think about it more logically, if Versus was cancelled, why would Square Enix have just released a DLC for Theathrym Final Fantasy, for Somnus, a song from Versus XIII?

Anyway, I hope that everyone will work to keep this news story relevant so that Square enix will comment and not try to dodge it.

Kenshin_BATT0USAI1707d ago

This. The game isn't cancelled fellas, it's either being renamed, rebranded, or it's just suffering from development hell.

Dakidog1706d ago

Exactly what i was going to say, glad i read the comments. No way they can kill it if they're keeping it relevant in new titles.

Blacksand11707d ago

Like i said it coming on PS4

Morrigan-Aensland1707d ago

The best platform for ff vs 13 now is the ps vita. It would be awesome if they would put it on the ps vita.


Irishguy951707d ago

Slaps just before teleport

~ via time travel ~

StraightPath1707d ago

Should be coming out multiplatform so they can make more money.

Irishguy951707d ago (Edited 1707d ago )

It's possible 'Versus Xiii' is being cancelled/

And renamed as FF15 so S-E can say

"Hey S-E I thought this was exclusive to ps3?"

"hurr, no it isn't, FF versus got cancelled, FF15 was Multiplatform as soon as we brought our plan to fruition"

DragonKnight1707d ago (Edited 1707d ago )

@StraightPath: Except that the highest selling/grossing FF games have all been a console exclusive. FFXIII sold worse globally as a multiplatform title than any previous title did as an exclusive game.

@Irishguy95: I can totally see Wada coming up with such a tacky plan.

slaton241707d ago

why so they can take more stuff away from it like they did on FF13 so the 360 can handle it....being 1 disc ps3 3 or more on 360

ritsuka6661707d ago

Kotaku rumor. I'm inclined to say BS people!!!

Organization XII1706d ago (Edited 1706d ago )

いいえ。。。Kotaku's rumors usually do materialize eventually. In this case, I hope not. But what do you expect after six years of no concrete info? Yes, Noctis is doomed.

BanditGamer1707d ago

Well that's sucks! What's marin77/ken77/kar going to use to fluff upcoming ps3 exclusive lists he keeps sending me and other xbox 360 owners I assume?

_Aarix_1706d ago


I'd like to know the a**holes who disagreed with you because ITS TRUE, I get freaking spam from sony cheerleaders and people don't believe sony fanboys are the worst? Oh Im sorry, I forgot this is n4ps3, my bad people, i forgot.

xflo3601707d ago

its almost defo ff15 now. I mean think about it for a second is itgonna sell more as a spin off to ff13 or as a new title in the series ie ff15?! exactly!

Ranma11707d ago

Square ANUS does it again, never fails to disappoint !!!

they suck so bad this gen !

brish1706d ago

This reminds me of a conversation I had a few months ago!


I WONT buy a game that will give SE an incentive to make more mediocre games like it


You do realize that if Square goes bankrupt they won't be making ANY games right?

I'm not suggesting anyone buy a game they don't want but Square is also making a game called Versus. Do you want that game?

If you do it would make sense for you to want Square to succeed in the game market so they can finish Versus.

If everyone stopped buying games from Square until Versus is released they would go bankrupt before Versus is finished.

Jazz41081706d ago

I could care less about vs just don't screw up publishing dishonored.

DigitalAnalog1706d ago

Dishonored is being published by Bethesda.

MiloGarret1706d ago (Edited 1706d ago )

Also, Dishonored is going to suck balls. Just saying.

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gintoki7771707d ago

We will see at Tokyo Game show if this is for real. Because if Versus is not there I think its safe to say it is over.

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Nimblest-Assassin1707d ago

square enix: You were hoping to enjoy this game? Can't let you do that starfox

sorry, it was too perfect

user54670071706d ago (Edited 1706d ago )

Wouldn't it make more sense to just make FF15 out of FF13 Versus...

Surley a name change and shuffling a few things around with the FF13 mythology thats in Versus would be better and even cheaper then canceling a project they've put so much money into.

Final Fantasy Versus becoming FF15 would be better then just cancling this all together.

The thing which makes me think it's true is that fact that they said they arn't commenting on rumors...well if it wasn't true, such a big thing like this, they would confirm or deny it straight away

xtheownerzx1706d ago

SE can suck it. This was the only final fantasy title that i was highly anticipating for the PS3 and if this comes to fruition then I am seriously done with all SE proverbial PR BS. I really hope this isnt true and if it ism this most certainly confirms the downfall of SE.

The_Devil_Hunter1706d ago

So Suare basically just said, Devil Hunter, we know you have been waiting for this game since you where in eight grade and you have been exciting for this but the truth is we dont care. v Really though, This was the only game I was looking forward to since the beginning of this gen. I dont like to curse but this is fucking unbelievable, and plain ridiculous. Square is no more. Whats next Kindom Hearst III is forgotten as well?

Bobby Kotex1706d ago

I got a PS3 in 2010 and was really looking forward to FFXIII. At chapter 9 and 20+ hours in, I realized I was being trolled. I just quit the game and quit Square Enix.

Lovable1706d ago

Just about time to announce this. It's a shame, but we gotta accept it one way or another...Might as well deal with this now than hope for nothing...sigh

iWishTifaWasReal1706d ago

This is the only effing reason why a bought a PS3.

and remind me again DID ANYONE ASK FOR A FFXIII sequels?

OmegaSlayer1706d ago

Funniest thing ever is that some blockhead from SE said this gen lasted way too long, but they released only 3 games: the last odissey and the 2 FFXIII.
Wii is not "this gen" technically

Disccordia1706d ago

I guess you meant last remnant but yes you're right. Three console games is a bad return. I think their Tokyo studios are being totally mismanaged..

the bastards1706d ago

Watch, when ms buys it's version of the game, the game will have a confirmed release date shortly after.

zeddy1706d ago

i bet you its not dead, they wouldnt waste any work they've already done. they'll just turn it into the next ff, which will be multiplat $$$. dont think i'll buy another ff game until they sort things out.

showtimefolks1706d ago

Its SE so something like this is expcted they are so dumb that they don't even release games their fans want yet keep making sequels for ff series that are not up to FF standard set last gen

KH HD collection would do so well sales wise but why make it since we are too dumb to understand

FF7 remake

sequels to dues ex

SE wake up

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Nitrowolf21707d ago (Edited 1707d ago )

SE is completely dead to me if true.

Thanks for FF13, 13-2, and 13-3 SE, no really thanks -_-

I know it's been 6 years, but f SE. They should have just came out and told us now they'll have another FF7 on their hands with people holding onto this forever and still thinking it'll come out someday.

ArchangelMike1707d ago

I'm willing ot bet that FFvsXIII is now the much rumoured FFXV o.0

WeskerChildReborned1707d ago

Let's hope all this is just a rumor and not confirmed to be true.