Remarks from a high-level Square Enix executive affirm that the company is going to significantly support Sony in the next generation, "but not too much"-it doesn't want Sony to be the "overwhelming winner."
Boo! lol oh well I hate their games so I could really care less. All of these japanese games are retarded to me, but thats my personal opinion.
watch the arrogance square, look where it got sony, people were very unimpressed with "the next genereation doesn't start till we say so". and while square may decide the winner in japan(DUH) they will have less impact in US/Europe(in fact maybe square can show sony where europe is)
This wasn't unexpected as they have a very strong partnership with Sony , hasn't stocks changed hands between these two companies. Too bad for Square that Lost Odessey and Blue Dragon were received better by both the press and the public. 360 will be fine without another FF. What are they on 26?
Blue Dragon and Lost Oddyssey FTW! As is the case with a lot of other developers, Xbox fans don't really care about this one. But grinding it in the face of Sony fans is kind of sweet. Even for Xbox 360 RPG fans, Mass Effect and the next Elder Scrolls (not to mention KOTOR and Fable 2!) are going to be much more sought after than anything Square could bring to the table. And the one thing I most want them to bring- Chrono Trigger- is already being "done broughted" in the form of Blue Dragon. So yeah, screw Square. Don't want 'em, but don't want my enemies to have 'em either. And I think that's a common view from Xbox fans.
...now I believe most of us are ok without their overused RPGs. I mean, come on, how many FFVII spin-offs do we need?
Sure they put themselves up on a pedistal but come on it's Square-Enix. They only have some of the best selling games out there. Anyways I do like the fact that they're now supporting all consoles and not just sony. I always felt that sony was bringing them down a bit. Look at FFX, enough said. FFXII is a nice way to add new way of playing non-online rpgs like a mmorpg so that's cool. Plus with them selling about 99% of their DS FF3 they are certainly happy with Nintendo now. So I'm hoping for a lot of Square-Enix stuff all over the consoles and handhelds, but not to much we don't want another ffx out there
I'm starting to hate fking square. They believe that the success of a company it's on their hands. Also, they are giving Sony more support by giving them all the top RPG games. Also, it's clear that they wan't the PS3 to be on top since they say, “overwhelming winner.” which means that they want sony to win but not by alot. I'm glad I don't live in Japan and that FF it's not a must have in the states. So, square can have their games an try to fit it up their @$$. I was a fan of FF since the first game in the series (Nintendo) up to FF7 after that I lost interest. Now even more since their arrogance it's becoming obvious.
ff best rpg in the world
i love final fantasy drakengard tons of different rpgs.not just from square but other companies as well. rpg rocks all the way.
i wish was comming to 360.
ff is the best rpg ever, and it will come only for ps3 !!!!!!!!!
i dont mind where it goes really xbox 360 or ps3. i just wish it would come to xbox 360 cause im not going to have the money to buy a ps3 soon.ill save up though.
Its so funny you guys bash anyone who either sides with Sony or doesn't support you 360. Stop your damn crying its sad and pathetic. Did you really think square wouldn't support Sony the most? What rock have you been under the last 10 years? 360 isn't dying in Japan its DEAD!! And awaire is a japense company that has made a HUGE amount of money supporting Sony and the playstation brand so do the math ladies!! The MART has said more than once that MS has the money to buy support from these HUGE Japanese powerhouses but the fact remains that with all that money he screams about 360 has taken a signifigant amount of Japanese developer of either Nintendo or Sony, so what is the excuse now? Why won't these major developers Jump In? Stop crying about it you were are scream from your green rooftops when you heard about lost oddysea and blue dragon and how square was masterminds how fast things change in the Xbox/MS community
Consoles are DEAD!! in Japan. Read your sales charts. It's a handheld market. The PS3 is a trainwreck, we will all be laughing about it in two years including you.
Um the major developers are jumping in, Blue Dragon and Lost Odysey arent out yet. And since you are "replying" to previous comments, i suggest next time you press the "reply" button. considering this is spam as it does not relate to the article. Im sure this company is good, but i couldnt care less about them either. (@ 1, you "could" care less means that you _do_ care, you mean that you "couldnt" care less)
I hate Japanese RPGs. Give me something like Oblivion anyday. I like the idea of using swords, magic, and doing things in first perspective. Battling ogres, trolls, and such are much better than battling machines.
like japanese you americans all love the things that come from your culture! square is great! and yess sony withouth them would be a b^tch slap in the face too allot of sony whores.
That was the first intelligent thing said in this forum. Although it has a slight hint of Xbox fandboyism attached to it at the end. (The line about Sony whores, uncalled for!!!!) People in the Asian continents love their culture and their gaming system, and the will support it to the bitter end. Just like Americans will love their system and support it to the bitter end. But just because you are not from that culture, is that supposed to me that you can’t enjoy what they have to offer. Some one here said it right; some of Xbox fans are just ridiculous. You are so ready to hate on the PS and any developer that supports them exclusively just because it’s not on the Xbox. That’s just stupid. And then PS fans, you are willing to pump-up any bit of new information to prove that your system isn’t a dud. I am just tired of it all. If you don’t like the system don’t go to their forums. What’s the point? If it is industry news cool, if its multi news cool, but if its Xbox news and you’re a Sony fan just read it and move on, if its PS news and you’re a Xbox fan just read it and move on. GAMERS should be about GAMES whether you are into that type of game or not. Not about systems. If you are well rounded you should be able to pick out the good points of any game and give constructive input about how the game could be improved if you didn’t like if for some reason. That would help the developers know what WE like and what WE want to see in OUR NEXT-GEN experience. Lastly did anyone actually READ the article. In the fist paragraph the guy from Square said “We don't want the PlayStation 3 to be the overwhelming loser, so we want to support them," then he said "But we don't want them to be the overwhelming winner either, so we can't support them too much." So he wasn’t even being arrogant at all thus proving my point about Xbox fans and PS fans.
i dont have a xbox360 XD like xbox360 whores and nintendo whores ( wich i am, a nintendo whore) it will get a bîtch slap in the face if a developer company wont support your console( a great developer company that is)
gsquad, your right on somethings, but in 360 peoples defense, most Sony fans havent even played the console and praise it as god, at least 360 fans have played theirs. That being said, its on both side of the tracks, so no one should be complaining. You have absolutely no proof the PS3 is _not_ a dud (im not saying it is either, you just have no proof). I really dont like it when people start arguing for things they dont know about, and _especially_ havent played/used. Wait til november, then if PS3 is good, fantastic, let us know what you think of it.
...I haven't played a FF game since FF7... I wanted to play FF9, but never got my hands on it... and I played one of my friends FF11 characters for a few hours and it bored me. I don't know... oh wait, I played FF10, and that was a pretty good game. I dunno, I want something new in RPGs since I don't play them that often anymore anyway.
Square is the probably the single best reason Playstation did as well as it did, and the only reason they dominate the Japan market. I suppose that merits a little arrogance on their part.
I don't mean this to be a fanboy statement but I really don't think squares white engine can run on 360 hardware. I seriously just think that without the media storage it just can't run smoothly if at all. The bits I have seen of FF13 looks to me like squares intent is to change the way we play RPGs and its by far the best game as far as graphics go, that I have ever seen. Its on a whole different level than other game in any genre and square has the money and the talent to make games that no other developer can rival. Someone said the console industry is dead in Japan, but that is just ignorant and extremly biased!! Just because Japanese gamers don't want 360s doesn't make the market dead!! Anyother point I have is just to say that reason I call 360 fanboys cry babies is because the way you flip flop on anything and everything that doesn't benifit your console at the time! 1080p was SO unnessacary until MS said the 360 will upscale to that resoultion, now its the BIGGEST news ever! Blue dragon and lost oddysea were the beggings of a square MS relationship and I even heard someone call it a mastermind move. Now its all time to bash Square. A rumor emerges about how RE5 could be 360 exclusive and we heard you praise and say MS has the money to buy these HUGE franchises and away Japanese developers and you were so happy, now you say Japanese games suck? Either you truly like it or you don't, but why base every game on wether or not it comes or supports your console? You said you don't like Japanese games so why are you mad that square is supporting Sony? You should be happy for this news because you have said you don't like the games! Remember the crys about how DMC4 would be coming to 360? It just never stops! Just relax and know that japenese developers for the most part will support Sony and Nintendo more, that's just the way things are, they can't sell there games in Japan unless gapsnese gamers choose to buy 360s which certainly isn't the case
Please stop using stereotypes and saying that MS fanboys ALL do those things. I personally still think 1080p is incredibly dumb. 1080i is better in many ways, and is actually supported by current TV's. And no one can tell the difference between the two anyway, i would like to see a test at a store to see who can tell the difference. It would be greatly appreciated for you to say "some" fans, that or keep those types of comments to yourself. The later would be best, thank you. P.S. The Unreal Engine 3.0 isnt running well on PS3, so what? Engines can be modified and optimized for each console. The engine not being able to run on the 360 its just like the argument that Resistance couldnt be on the 360, or Dead Rising couldnt be on the PS3. They are optimized for the console theyre on, if they took the time to do it, it could run on anything, even an IBM from the 1980's (slight exxageration =D).
You should change your name to something more appropriate.
That's why I said, "I'm glad I don't live in Japan". So, I can care less if the 360 is dead in Japan. I'm sure that the 360 will have enough games for us to play in the rest of the world. Why do I support the 360? Simple XBox live. When I think about the 360 I think about XBox live, Halo (online), Gears of war (online), etc. When I think about the PS3 I think about Metal Gear(single player) and Final Fantasy(single player) (third party developers), if I recall correctly they used to be Nintendo exclusives. They may not be exclusive to Sony for ever. Anyways it goes down to this; If you want a proven online gaming experience the 360. If you want to play metal gear and FF than the PS3.
You must've forgotten all the online PS3 games like Warhawk, Motorstorm, Resistance, Ridge Racer, Metal Gear Solid 4 will probably have it (since part 3 did), Killzone will obviously have online, need for speed, etc. Hell, even the team doing God of War is considering future online play. The single-player experience should take precedence over the multiplayer experience, at least somewhat. RPGs aren't exactly meant to be multiplayer so you can lay off on that one.
The point isnt that there _is_ online play, its that its _proven_ online play, DJ. No one doubts that Sony has online, but we just havent see it, or what it can do (and neither have the developers of Virtua Tennis or Tony Hawk Project 8 =D). Resistance has supposedly been played over the Pnp, i have my doubts, but i wouldnt say it hasnt. We will find out in less then 2 months.
do we all remember the techdemo of FF7? for the PS3? that was square.....PS3 without square would be like "WHAT"?
E3 '05 When they said the New Advent Children Was the new Final Fantasy for the PS3? Where Cloud was walking thru an Empty City, showing clips of the movie saying it was in-game Graphic. Nuff Said. Xbox 360, Get Down Or Lay Down!
Now X nerds hate Square-Enix because they put PS3 in a more positive Light?? Damn these nerds really need to get laid!
1st off square at one time rocked...maybe they still do but i dont care anymore....they have just become japans ea...they keep regurgitating the same formula over & over...i know as do many other gamers there is other rpgs out there... morrowinds...jaded empires....skies of arcadia....paper marios so much out there i really dont have time for square....they have gotten enough of my money...for now...
Everyone on this site is biased or have preferences that lean one way or another, which simply put; forms our likes and dislikes. Thats what makes us human. If I state I don't like FF because I don't like classic turn-based RPG's, then that doesn't make me a "hater of PS3", its just 1 game I'm not interested in.(which is truly my opinion) Yes, and I know that makes me different from the majority (especially in Japan), but it doesn't make me a "hater" if I'm in fact being honest. Thats what makes this site great, and thats why we all keep coming back, because we all get to give our opinion and see how others feel too....otherwise theres countless places you could go to "just read" the videogame news. Now here's where the fundamental problem/bashing/flaming/etc. occurs; its when members/fans go beyond stating their opinion while outright "distorting the truth" as if it is a fact; for the sole purpose of "flaming" or they simply state their opinion in a derogatory way with the only intent of "flaming" the other side, fortunately the later is very easy to spot and since everybody can see its just a "hater" most of the time its not worth replying to (ex. "360 is the greatest console ever, the Paystation3 sucks a$$") I think we can all agree its coming from a brainless fanboy, which theres no need for a reply....but the former is more sublte. They uses mis-information/distortion of the truth with the goal of stereotyping and demeaning the other side just because of their personal views. I believe their purpose isn't just to state their opinion and let the readers make up their own mind about the issues, No they want to bias those who haven't made up their mind by giving them distorted/false information. Thats a big difference. (ex. charachterizing all 360 fans as saying that 1080p was unneccessary before and now that they have it, Now they're all saying its "Big news") Now this a clear distortion of the "truth" because its totaly misleading about the position that "MOST" 360 fans stated....which is stereotypying 360 fans as "flip-floppers". What MOST 360 fans have said PRIOR to M$ 1080p announcement is that 1080p will not be maintstream because MOST gamers will not be able to take advantage of it anytime soon(1080pHDTV needed)....and AFTER M$ announced 1080p MOST 360 fans have said that it was big news because its been used repeadiately by Sony and Sonyfanboys to say that it was an indication that the 360 is inferior to the PS3, which has always been denied by 360 fans.----Now of course all 360 fans didn't use these exact words, but if you go back and read old posts you will definitely see this common theme from MOST 360 fans. "The proofs in the pudding." So after all my blah, blah...the thing I want to say to every gamer is don't be swayed by "fanboys" on both sides just take a look at all 3 console and buy the one who has "MOST" of the games you like....and if you can afford it buy all 3!