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Submitted by Valay 759d ago | news

Square Enix: New Final Fantasy XIII project has just started development

Yoshinori Kitase has provided a brief update on Square Enix's next Final Fantasy XIII Lightning Saga project. (PS3, Xbox 360)

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DrRobotnik  +   759d ago
We at CAPCOM Conglomerate have sat down and talked to our fellow associates at SquareEnix about the importance of Milkin...I uh, mean broadening a beloved franchise for years to come. Enjoy.

Love CAPCOM
Qrphe  +   759d ago
>Capcom in charge of milking
>not Nintendo
No man no

Either way, I wouldnt complain about it if it wasn't for the lack of vsXIII, KH3 and XV, sadly enough that isn't the case.
TiberusX87  +   759d ago
What I find infuriating is that the fans don't seem to acknowledge that there are more than one core development team at Square (& various Directors). X-2, XIII & XIII-2 were all directed and developed by Motomu Toriyama and his Team. They are completely separate from Ito's team (VI, IX & XII) and again from Nomura's team (Vs. XIII & Kingdom Hearts).

It's not Enix that caused the demise of Square. The team behind VII, VIII & X is just not the same since Hironobu Sakaguchi left and Yoshinori Kitase took to the producers seat. Toriyama just doesn't have what it takes to please those fans, and I am sure come the next round for that team they will get someone else in.

I personally did not like XIII, but greatly enjoyed XIII-2. As the coming project should not affect the development of either XV or vsXIII I am happy to see the Lightening Saga to its due conclusion.
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Capt-FuzzyPants  +   759d ago
Thank you Judas-savior for actually being intelligent and not just assuming that SE has 500 people working on one game. They have many different teams. They do have the capabilities to work on multiple games at once. Its just for some reason they announced Versus way too early and they took forever to really get into the development.
slayorofgods  +   759d ago
I wounder if we will get to FF13 - 13?
Game4life  +   759d ago
you nkow i was thinking about this early oddly enough. 15 years later..... we get ff13-13
Okay are we done with ff13 yet? Give me ff35 now
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user5467007  +   759d ago
Oh for the love of god...COME ON Square

They are just becoming terrible as the years past

They don't know what fans really want, they don't care about fans, they never listen, they lie, they are greedy I could go on

It will be announced and all they'll keep saying untill it's released is "We listened to fan feedback to improve the game" when really they havent it's just PR bullcrap to make it look like they actually care about fans. I think FF13-2 fixed a couple of issues but it was still terrible, I mean honestly anything released after FF13 is going to look like an improvment.

Fans want Versus or FF15

The majority of us don't care about FF13s universe

We don't care about the horrible characters

We don't care about Lightning story because sh'es bland and boring

We don't care about the battle system...you can't polish a turd.

When will they listen, I mean didn't FF13-2 sell poorly anyway ?
AdmiralSnake  +   758d ago
I disagree with 3 of your opinions.

1. I care about some of those "horrible characters".
2. I care about Lightning story.
3. I LOVE the battle system. It's fluid, even though it has some flaws, which they still haven't addressed.

Believe it or not, there's a lot of people that enjoyed FF13/ FF13-2. I'm one of them.
user5467007  +   758d ago
and believe it or not but theres more pople that hate it. You are part of the minority who like it

I know it's hard to swallow the truth but it's true.
310dodo  +   758d ago
I agree completely

I have waited for Versus forever

they need to step it up!!

:D
xtheownerzx  +   759d ago
smh... I honestly think versus XII is just rebranded as Final Fantasy XV and that SE is being run by trolls, hell bent on pissing off dedicated fans.
yewles1  +   759d ago
SO many people were in denial... XD
Godmars290  +   759d ago
Denial about what? Pretty sure they were talking about an 13-2 and 13-3 when they first announced the original.

And though I was largely indifferent to Lightning post 13's release and direct disappointment towards the game, by this insistence or inability not simply move on has made me come to loathe the bitch. Her and her sister.

I just wanted a decent RPG on the PS3. Stupidly expected it. Something to justify HD consoles much like FF7 justified the PS1 and voices - sort of - justified FFX and the PS2. And still other titles justified it.
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BanditGamer  +   759d ago
Pretty sure alot of ps3 games already justified it. It's a cliche but uncharted anyone?
LiViNgLeGaCY  +   759d ago
Don't worry Godmars, Ni No Kuni is going to answer all our prayers in five months. That game looks beyond amazing.
iamtehpwn  +   759d ago
hmm wow, they JUST started? That actually changes a lot.
I actually don't think this is XIII-3 now as we thought of it. If it was they wouldn't have just recently started. The Development would've began right after XIII-2's if it was.

It's possibly XIII-3 for Vita or 3DS however, and concludes Lightning story.

or *SPOILER ALERT*
Since Lightning wakes up at the end of Time, it maybe a Fabula nova Crystallis game that involved Lightning but isn't called FFXIII.
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UnSelf  +   759d ago
i think theyre just starting on Versus X!!!

ba-ba-boo-yah ba-ba-boo-yah howard sterns penis ba-ba-boo-yah
kingdavid  +   759d ago
Bababooey*
Irishguy95  +   759d ago
The main team has been working on Versus last while/ I'm sure they'll finish that before they pick up 13-3....hopefully
JOHN_DOH  +   759d ago
I read somewhere that this is gonna release before ffvsxiii
Irishguy95  +   759d ago
Hmm, well 13-2 took 18 months to complete(let alone market and ****)/ So will Versus be out without 12 months? 13-3 will prob have a longish dev time
Kin23g  +   759d ago
Are you F$%king kidding me?!!
Relientk77  +   759d ago
Are you serious, I am so over FF XIII, and XIII-2 leave them in the past and dont make FF XIII-3

I definitely do not want FF XIII-3. Go and make FF XV
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Capt-FuzzyPants  +   759d ago
Yeah but some people do want FF13-3. Just because you don't want it doesn't mean other people dont. As much as I want to see a whole new FF I still want to see what happens to Lightning. It would be unfair to everyone not to do a FF13-3.
DaThreats  +   759d ago
Thats good if it just started
Means more likely FF13VS will release before it
kingdavid  +   759d ago
Yeah right lol.
FalconR289  +   759d ago
Does anyone really care about Final Fantasy XIII? Not meaning to be a dick but I think Final Fantasy lost a lot of what made it great this generation of video gaming.
Qrphe  +   759d ago
2.5 million people bought XIII-2 so yes some do care.
Oh_Yeah  +   758d ago
yeah but half of those people are from japan i bet.
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Oh_Yeah  +   758d ago
not saying they dont count, but it shows that final fantasy in current form appeals little to the rest of us. theres more gamers in usa, europe, and the rest of the world then just one island sir.

look up the sales history of final fantasy, for the most part usa was the highest buyer of the franchise, europe was up there too. theyve lost our attention..thats why sales arnt near what they used to be. what they need is real time combat! ill keep saying this again and again. fan boys go somewhere and dust off your old ps2, ps1, snes if you want turn based.this is what me and the majority are waiting for, real time combat...ffvsxiii will bring back the franchise.
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Oh_Yeah  +   758d ago
no, we want ff VII-2, ff VIII-2, ff IX-2
with reworked/upgraded character models, real time combat and voice acting

ffvsXIII looks like the 1st ff ill be playing since 10 though...its just taking forever.
Qrphe  +   758d ago
"yeah but half of those people are from japan i bet."

So? Does their buying power not count?

Either way they accounted between 30% and 40% of the sales in reality.
kingdavid  +   759d ago
Square loves to live in their own little fantasy world where they have no care at all what consumers think. If they keep going down this line, sooner or later theyre going to become bankrupt.
Godmars290  +   759d ago
So long as Kingdom Hearts and Stray Dogs deliver they can afford to. Sadly.

In other news: anyone stupid enough to bet this will be released before Versus sees so much as a release date?
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TheMutator  +   759d ago
is this a joke?
Romudeth  +   759d ago
Seeing as how FFXIII-2 ended on a cliffhanger they BETTER make FFXIII-3.
bakasora  +   759d ago
Fuck
ApolloTheBoss  +   759d ago
Just release Versus aldamnready!!
TheLyonKing  +   759d ago
I wouldn't care about this if versus is was done and kh 3 was in development but the fact is that SE are getting priorities all wrong.
BuffMordecai  +   759d ago
Fuck you Square-Enix.
Jls1  +   759d ago
if you can play as light threw the whole game im all for it
iWishTifaWasReal  +   759d ago
What the hell. We already knew this. What a stupid article.
Fullmetalevolust  +   759d ago
SE, it wouldn't hurt to conduct a survey based on the interest of your products so that you may gather enough evidence about the demands of yet another title under the FF13 umbrella; personally, I'd rather stay in the rain, til FFvs13 comes out, even if waiting that long will cause me bronchitis lol.
Strakken  +   759d ago
..............GOD DAMMIT
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   759d ago
XIII-2 ended with "to be continued" this was obvious. Regardless of the hate the XIII series gets I like it so I welcome XIII-3. Ill admit that square needs to have their priorties in order VersusXIII I await a TGS annoucnement. Who knows maybe Square will release XIII-3 and Versus XIII in the same year 2013. Get it XIII?
MiyagiSPG  +   759d ago
As much as I want to play FFXIII-3... I want Versus dammit :(!!!
Hicken  +   758d ago
How many people don't understand that this is not at all taking away from the development of Vs XIII? judas-savior spelled it out clearly above: http://n4g.com/comments/red...

"more than one core development team at Square" seems to be something all you haters are perfectly happy to forget.

C'mon, use your brains a little people.

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