Senior US Editor for RPGSite.net ( and a resourceful source for all things Square Enix ) Erren Van Duine responded to the rumor on Neogaf.
I knew FF Versus XIII was still alive. You can bet its going to be at TGS 2012 or SE own event this September. ;)
At first, I thought it was really canceled. But then, every article that reported the rumor referenced Kotaku which started the rumor. I didn't read the entire post, but based on what I'm seeing it seems Kotaku didn't even have a credible source. I do applaud them for generating hits.
kotaku is never a credible source, if they started it then its probably just the opposite
People who say Kotaku isn't credible aren't credible people. They're always the people that have never visited the site, refuse to read anything they say, and assume it's bad 100% of the time.
Hards right, Kotaku is as accurate as anyone else. Every big website post rumors that a lot of the time turn out to be wrong or inaccurate. Frankly, I'm glad they brought this up. Square we should be pushing Square for a release date instead of sitting here like puppies waiting for orders. It's been long enough they announced the game and now it's time to deliver.
@HardCover Only retards support a site like Kotaku. If they are known to make crap up most of the time just to "make" news and get hits, who the hell cares if they sometimes will have "real" news, they are a unreliable source to begin with already. They have proven themselves to have no ethics in journalism, they only care about hits to make more money. Stop supporting anyone with no moral ethics.
I just hope it's still alive cause that would suck if it isn't.
A rumor busted with more rumors and speculation lol EDIT I got a disagree yet the submitter of this article edited this story this way. "Submitted by KingOptimusOrigin111 3h ago | rumor" :P
Edward van duinne ain't a rumor man, it's confirmed that he went against Kotaku's rumor
@IrishGuy95 It's not 'Edward' it's 'Erren.' She's not a dude.
Lavalamp, i'm Irish and recovering from last night...forgive my insolence of not rechecking the description Edit---oh well, only 2 months(sigh) till we find out Edit 2- Wow again though 1 and a half years ago = this http://andriasang.com/comtq... http://andriasang.com/comtq... I just cannot believe the notion that S-E cancelled something so far along Edit 3- Seriosuly, from 1 and a half years ago "The trailer shows just a section of the game's starting country -- that is, the kingdom ruled by Noctis' father. There are also other large kingdoms, and in between them you'll find villages. Even the villages are expansive. Nomura was once again surprised by the size when checking the game." The game sounds ****ing finished back then/ It's impossible for S-E to throw away this work instead of holding off other games and just completing whats left of this. It'd be cheaper jsut to finish off this.
Im not a fan of the FF series, but my friend loves them, and has been waiting for this game for a long time So when the cancelled rumours popped up... he was really pissed... I forwarded this, so he could feel better My other friend, simply wants this to come out, so they can work on KH3... a series that I have played very little of If this game is actually coming out... I might try it out
I knew it was still alive also People were overreacting to a rumor smh
Its still alive just wont be released this gen and will be multiplat.
Where's the source buddy? Or are you just running your mouth?
I absolutely hated FF13 and don't even know what versus is about but with all that said *gasp* YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY.
How do you know Vs XIII wouldn't be anything like XIII? All Square showed is a small gameplay made over 2 years ago. Right now, we are assuming Vs XIII will be very different from XIII from pure guesses.
I don't know. But I hear it had a mature theme so it won't be all gay and emo like FF13.
It looks way better than that butchered abomination FFX3. http://youtu.be/vkZvdT3QS4k
Are you serious? Pure guesses? The whole theme and context of the game couldn't be more different from XIII or XIII-2. The active battle system, the characters, the near open-world nature, world map, dungeons, modern vehicles, the day and night cycle, the serious/dark/mature tone of the story and the whole game. All of the key things that make this game different have been compiled and outlined in this thread: http://www.finalfantasy-fxn... I mean even the name "Versus" is meant to signify the opposite of the rest of the Fabula Nova Crystallis cluster - that's what Nomura himself has said. The only connection to XIII at all is through the character's belief in the goddess Etro and the crystal. And if over 5 minutes of gameplay showing the different environments and gameplay systems is "small" then we must have different standards of judgement, because I got a lot from that gameplay trailer. There's even been some analytic articles on it and everything has been scrutinized.
Um. It has an open-world map, and it has Airships. Oh and its not FFXIII. LOL! Theres a reason why FFXIII was linear and its called DVD9. yet FFXIII Versus isn't and its running on a Bluray?...interesting. I'm sure space has nothing to do with it. LMFAO! http://gematsu.com/2010/03/... If this game releases, it will be one of the games that proves this whole gen was hindered by MS stupid DVD9 choice. But who needs proof when you have GTAIV little ass city and lack of features that where in GTAIII! and FFXIII linear, no map or back tracking etc.
Gay and emo?? Ah isnt that the mean concept of every JRPG.
i hate hearing these rumors i think its time for square hurry up and get the game released asap ?
you say that but if it comes out "incomplete" I bet you would complain they rushed it lol.
Incomplete games are a no no, rushed games are a no no... yet to think of Versus as a rushed game when it was announced in 2006 is crazy talk :P!
Versus cancelled? That's odd, I could've sworn this year that it went into full production. And the part where they're not gonna announce that it's cancelled? Yeah I definitely call BS, a big company like square would definitely say if an anticipated title like Versus is cancelled if only to get people who were waiting for it to move on and look forward to their next big game.
I have a feeling this rumor was created to attempt to force Square into talking about the game or showing something new. That's all.
I have a feeling it was for hits and that's it.There not gamer there not reporters there idiots out for hits.
if anything they misinterpreted the info and its just reffering to changing the name of the game to ff XV.
My guess too. Its no coincidence that a rumor concerning FFXV for current gen consoles appeared the same week too.
Square has nvr canned a game before. There not gonna call it FFXV either. Ppl dont take a rumor as a fact. TGS is about 2 months away Im pretty sure Square knows by now that from all these speculated rumors they cant get away with not showing anything for another year.
By the time this game comes out we'll already be playing PS4. -___-
Its funny cause thats actually VERY likely. Based on, if they are going to release it next year in fall, then THIS TGS they clearly are going to announce that, but during the same time, Sony next year will clearly announce the PS4, could be fall that same year, could be fall next year. But i believe well know of PS4 before FFXIII Versus is released.
I'm gonna officially consider it as cancelled if they decide to not show anything at this years tokyo game show.
Oh my ... I..I .. "crying like teddy" ╥∀╥ ~ ! I KNEW ITS A RUMOR ತಎತ
Maybe Kotaku is trying to piss Square Enix off and force them to show more Gameplay at TGS. XD
All I can say is damn you Square.
It should end with.." Not so fast. I'ts not really cancelled, just delayed another ten years, then maybe coming out if we want. And it will be called something different. Oh yeah you'll all have grand kids by then and wont really have time or care too much anyhow."
I'm calling BS on Versus being cancelled until TGS proves or disproves this rumor.
what a shitty rumour to generate hits. 'Wada was fired from SE' is the kinda rumour they should have started if they wanted their hits to cross over 9000
That would be amazing if they took him out of Square. And brought back Sakaguchi T_T
yusssss. Final Fantasy Versus XIII is still coming out. Final Fantasy XIII-3 and Final Fantasy Versus XIII and the final fantasy after that. I love you SE!
kotaku isn't a trusted site. it's no longer in my Chrome favorites list from years.
Aaaah Square Enix just tell us something!! They MUST be aware of this rumour by now. This is nailbiting stuff.
man it's cancelled as crap, quit talkin everyone down
Its sad because no matter how well this game sells, they could never get the sales and units that they would had got if they released it on time and released sequels there after. Square is pretty much an embarrassment right now. They need some serious help. Financially this can't be good.
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