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If Versus XIII Is Dead, What Killed It?

If the game really is cancelled and Square Enix doesn't want to make it official, we may never know what killed the project. What do you think it was?

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iamtehpwn2159d ago

It was a financial decision. The development of this game was expensive. Let me remind you, this game has went through 2 different engines already. It started on Crystal Tools, then they scrapped it for a custom game engine just for Versus. XIII took a long time in itself due to just in waiting for Crystal tools being finalized; imagine how much more of a burden that was for the Versus XIII team only to switch Engines mid-development.

Running for 6 years, and turning up very little result, all in all the game was terminated because it caused the company to bleed money while it was in development.

Wada isn't the best Company leader in the world, and I don't say this to defend, but I assure you, at the end of the day, Wada wanted to make money as much as any other CEO, so him simply saying "Derp let's not release the most anticipated game we've announced in years". If you guys know anything about Game Development, the people at the top like that usually put great pressure on the teams to finish as soon as possible so they can collect their profit.

Also, not releasing a game means you basically lost money.

user54670072160d ago

I think your thinking of a "If Ghostbusters 3 Is Dead, What Killed It?" article

Capt-FuzzyPants2159d ago

I don't have cancer. I played that game for well over 100 hours.

Irishguy952159d ago

That just means you have a bad taste in entertainment Capt-FuzzyPants

Godmars2902160d ago (Edited 2160d ago )

1) Have to face it: tech issues with the PS3.

2) Nomura being a perfectionist. Also see #1.

3) In house fighting. Nomura wanting to keep it exclusive in the hopes he could do something with it, Wada wanting it multi which would likely result in some of the issues XIII faced.

4) In house/political issues again. Game is actually finished and works, is still in a production phase but still looking very promising, and Wada doesn't want it to get out because if it was received well, sold better than anything this gen that they've done, it would be proof positive that his strategy this whole gen was wrong. They should have been supporting the PS3 over the 360.

Icy-Zone2160d ago

Lack of game development skills.

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