Rumor has it, Final Fantasy is dead

Okay, now before I get into it; I felt I should notify you guys that I’m only speaking of one. Let’s have a history lesson; back in 2006, Square-Enix showed off a game in its Final Fantasy franchise; which one was it? If you answered Final Fantasy Versus 13; then you win a hug! We haven’t heard anything really new about Versus 13, which leads to a lot of people wondering, what the bloody hell is going on? Well, rumor has it, that according to, the game has actually just been outright canceled and never going to release.

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Them_Bones2337d ago

Why should FF fans even care if it did die, the just seem to hate on every game they've made for the last decade.

Godmars2902337d ago

Because Versus was "The One." Square's last possible saving grace.

Now it may not only gone, but a 13-3 could be announced to bury and replace it.

BanditGamer2335d ago

So they can only save themselves by releasing Versus and ONLY Versus? Somehow the same people cannot make a good FF unles it's Versus right?? Gimme a break

kratos1232335d ago

did you see the footage of ffvs13 it look more promising then anything SE put out there this gen. They trully have failed this gen in my opinion, their out of sync whit what their fans want.I am stress myself anymore with SE games, i will get my fix of JRPG with tales of xillia and NI NO NI kuni <- SE can only dream to make such a charming game now in theit life time

SnotyTheRocket2335d ago

Why does no one mention FFXI or FFXIV? XI was online, but it was true to the series and insanely awesome. As for XIV, I currently play it, and aside for some problems (and a crap-tacular launch), Its shaping up to be true greatness, and 2.0 will update it into awesome. (the new dev teams been working on 2.0 since March 2011.)

Godmars2902334d ago

For the very fact 14 had the launch issues it did. Was such an obviously painful initial lazy job which has lead to massive damage control and the practical rebuilding from the ground up while not taking it offline.

And 11, not matter what you and others who've played it think, probably marked the true end of the franchise as anything special. Its just a generic fantasy world with FF decorations.

That was the argument ages ago before 13-2 was announced and released. Has become an ever empty hope ever since if not before. That's why so many are willing to accept that its canceled.

TiberusX872334d ago (Edited 2334d ago )

If is has been deemed "The One" - do you honestly think it could ever possibly live up to that kind of expectation?

I doubt it's cancelled, I just think Nomura is a perfectionist and the pressure being put on this game to be successesful is what's dragging development out. XIII & -2 were developed by a completely separate team.

I actually have more faith in Ito's team (VI, IX & XII) who are apparently 4 years into development for FF XV. Without the stigma of it being the saving grace for Sqaure, I think it has the best chance.

wishingW3L2334d ago (Edited 2334d ago )

you're very misinformed @judas-savior.

FF13 and FF13-2 were developed by the same team. Division 1 and the Kingdom Hearts Team as helpers, this is the very reason why FFvs only entered full development by the end of last year. The FFvs Team has been helping out Division 1 in the development of FF13 and FF13-2 from the very beginning.

Ito's team is Division 4 of Square. And while Ito had some role as director of those games the main one for FF6 was Kitase and for FF12 was Hiroshi Minagawa. Only FFIX was actually directed by him.

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Lord_Sloth2335d ago

Not our fault they kept trying to "streamline" a gameplay system that wasn't in need of fixing.

lzim2335d ago

what if they make it more like Dragon's Dogma?

Lord_Sloth2334d ago

Dogma's an Action game. I love it, but I don't think it'd suit an FF game at all.

Irishguy952335d ago (Edited 2335d ago )

Geez do we need another article of this? Same source, same rumor, different article

pbasson2335d ago

We need a official statement.

Chrono2335d ago

I think it's only the whiny FF7 fans who complain about every game after 7.

Irishguy952335d ago

No, it's because FF 13 was a piece of ****/ FF13-2 was a slightly more tolerable piece of ****.

Most fans are 50/50 on FF12 and you can see why/

Other than that FF7 fans seem to like FF8-10 some 12 and some even like Turd Fantasy 13

Dark-vash2334d ago

Yup Irishguy95
I'm a 7 Fan, but I love 6,8,9 and 10!

11 is online, i've skipped it and 12... well didn't like it, but finished.

i dint like 13 as well it was too confusing and too linear. But i loved 13-2! It was like a Chrono Trigger in the FF13 universe and I understood a little more of the first.

Ranma12335d ago (Edited 2335d ago )

This (if they wanna save the series)

greenpowerz2335d ago (Edited 2335d ago )

Not really... They hate FF games that find their ways to Xbox. If FF- VS was announced to still be in development but on 360 too, FF-VS would no longer be hyped as christ incarnate but a product of the anti christ made to rule on blasphemous platform.

Their is some true criticism based off of complaints of their FF games having 20 year old gameplay design and lazy inward thinking concepts.

JRPG's need the living worlds of Skyrim and the depth of inventory etc. JRPG's need the Path choices of Mass Effect(at least) JRPGS need Solid gameplay mechanics of a fighting game(chunky-beefy-impactful feel) with mature/grounded Japanese story telling to be relevant today.

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stonecold32336d ago

i dont know why 360 tagged because it was not coming out on xbox

Fern3172336d ago

I wondered the same thing my man. I was being reported for a missing tag; I added 360, things seemed fine. I'm not complaining however.

I'm just happy to get this content out to you people so that you may read and perhaps share in the discussion.

morganfell2335d ago (Edited 2335d ago )

We get it. You need hits. This unsubstantiated rumor has been posted on this site multiple times. And as I predicted in an earlier post you, like all others are saying, "We are just reporting it the news."

No you are not. It isn't news. You are furthering what is at this point a rumor, little more than harmful adolescent gossip, which if not true may financially damage a company. Real news sites should service the gaming public, not their own desperate need for web hits.

How is coma sleep? I asked because we already have this "content". And this rumor has been discussed. Again, and again, and again.

You know what article hasn't yet been written?

Brian Ashcraft, Kotaku, Elitist Snobbery the Culture of Irresponsibility.

Instead of repeating a rumor ad nauseum, attempt a real journalistic feat of investigative reporting.

Oh wait, these are self centered video game sites we're are expecting to act as a real journalist. What were we thinking.

Irishguy952335d ago (Edited 2335d ago )

Well Said Morganfell, we don't need another ****ing article like this/

Iam legend down there, that ain't the CEO of S-E, it's some random guy who happens to be quite credible when it comes to FF news.

Fern3172335d ago


I do appreciate your opinion and I welcome you to share it. And yes, this rumor has been covered by almost every gaming site that I know of. But, all gaming sites are seperate from each other, and asking us to go through every gaming site to weed out the stories that have already been covered is asking a lot.

Let me ask you; would you go to every site and look through every news piece, with the sole purpose of finding a story that no one has covered?

N4G is used for sites to get noticed and for us to promote. This is merely an outlet for sites to get their content out and hopefully stir up some interest for our site. Multiple sites use it so chances are, stories will be covering the exact same thing. The only thing that may be different is opinion and I've included what questions were sparked inside of me by this rumor.

Diver2334d ago (Edited 2334d ago )

well fern you just blew it. you admit the article was to get noticed. that was the first thing an the most important thing for you. try being a real game news site that doesn't push rumors for the umpteenth time or write stupid "5 most" whatever retard pieces.

no one has to go digging at other sites for the news of this damn rumor. all they gotta do is come to n4g. you know the same place you come to get noticed. your like the 15th site to do this. welcome to last week.

an you didn't refute what morg said about hit hunting sites that can't do real journo work.

your site got noticed alright an for all the wrong reasons.

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WeskerChildReborned2335d ago

Yea wasn't it gonna be exclusive to PS3?

maniacmayhem2335d ago

I guess we'll never know.

kevnb2335d ago

That's probably why its getting axed. If it won't work on 360 I can see square enix scrapping it.

TedCruzsTaint2335d ago

Not sure if that should be considered a rumor. I think most people, fan or no, would agree.

Twelve is still my favorite though. Just saying.

ChunkyLover532335d ago

I thought they were making FF15?

SuburbanHell2334d ago

Yeah, I could've sworn I read recently that XV was in the works and Hiroyuki Ito was going to be directing it.

ps3rider2335d ago

it not surprise, its dead since long time, it has been six years. what game would take that much of time to see the light

Irishguy952335d ago (Edited 2335d ago )

One that was constantly stalled for other releases

Also iamlegend? proof?

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