Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn producer Naoki Yoshida recently revealed in an interview with RPGSite that over 300 in house developers are working on the game.
Thats nice to hear. Hope the game is good.
This explains why only 2 people are working on versus13.......
so I guess Versus is Dead? if so, what a waste of time and resources.
Im pretty sure a long time ago they announced that it was the KH team working on VsXIII... And i doubt that the entire team would be told to drop everything and help.
I hope you're right. I have been eagerly waiting on Versus for what feels like an eternity.
Hopefully they are just being very hush about it. It would be a real shame if it is cancelled cause i really was looking forward to it and still am hopefully.
You know there's more than one team at Square Enix, right?
Have a bubble friend! I have been posting this very comment is most FF hate related threads, and i'm glad to see that at least one other person is intelligent enough to acknowledge this. :)
yah but they keep announce games we didn't even ask for. give us what did you announce the last 6 years
Uhm. I wonder if you guys will ever realize that Square Enix has more than one develop team and has multiple teams working on various projects, and the people involved with Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts are entirely separately.
People still think vsXIII is dead? Really?
Versus is the final, remaining strand that holds my interest in this company that has fallen from it's former self(s)
so there working on reworking on rehashing code. /clap. im not rebuying this game nor am i gonna pay for this
Firstly they are not reworking or rehashing code. The new engine and server tech has been built from the ground up for the game, something the original launch didn't do(which lead to many of it's performance issues as the engine wasn't very scalable. 2nd anybody who owns a copy of the original game won't have to rebuy the game the new client will be free to those who have a copy already.
Awesome i guess.
300 devs on remaking a game that tanked so badly in sales, and is sitting at a 4.9 at metacritic/gamerankings, and is soon to be going up against F2P games like Swtor and Guild wars 2. The thing that is keeping square enix alive is final fantasy on everything except calculators/Eidos games and portable games. I think everyone should apply for Wada's job cause noone can make a bigger mess then him the decisions he makes just blow my mind.
They're committed to FF14, whether you like it or not, also, from what I've seen on youtube, the community for that game is really excited for the new updates square is planning. It will go f2p eventually, but square is trying really hard to get the game on track.
FF fanboys need to take a step back and at least examine this company. Does this game deserve to succeed? That is what I am asking myself. I have been into FInal Fantasy since the NES.It was one of the better RPG when I was looking for something more than just numbers and victory...I didn't want to believe that the merger with Enix would do more harm than good, but it has done just that. Without competition from Enix,the Square portion of this disaster isn't even trying any more...let's not even talk about the fact that at least half their star talent has left the company for greener pastures. Yoichi Wada has buil tan impressive company, but has done nothing to show us how much they should shine.
How long will people keep talking about the merging ? Okay so you say "FF fanboys" need to take a step back, what about the "FF elitist" crowd ? The ones who think they know EVERYTHING and no matter what square does, they sit, moan and complain about everything. We don't really know the reasons as to why they left, least I never heard of them, only assumptions by the elitist crowd. Anyway, I believe the game deserves to succeed, seeing as to how they've been working on remaking the entire game for more than a year now because it tanked so badly. The community for FF reborn is actually excited for these changes, and some even planning on going back to the game once it comes out. I for one plan on buying the game once it drops for the PS3.
What do you mean "it will go F2P eventually"?
@crystallis I believe the game will go f2p eventually because the p2p model isn't doing very well for most games. Plus the f2p model is making some companies A LOT of money. A lot of people still play FF11, and square eventually needs to find a way of getting those players to convert to FF reborn.
Well after revisiting XIV I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed the new changes they have made with this online installment and I am also happy to see the team actually posting frequent updates showing their progress in not only the new look but the inclusion of past job favourites. The team for the main iterations may have rub the fans the wrong way but I have to admit I am liking the customer friendly attitude the online developers are taking.
Kind of surprising. I figured this game was irreparably damaged goods. Really curious to see if fans buy in again. Could be bad timing as they're planning a (re)release just after the WoW expansion.
Who's working on Versus XIII? Any competent developer could have tossed out an AAA game two or three times over by now. Hell, Ubisoft has done four. Soon to be five.
I just upgraded my PC heavily so I'm excited for this game to be good... if it ever will be. The graphics are stunning.
The lighting in the game is some of the best Ive seen, especially from the screenshots seen from 2.0. I only hope the ps3 version will not look to bad compared to the PC.
i wish them the best, i truely do, and will most likely check it out eventually......but......guild wars 2 is coming out in less than a month...it is going to be beyond epic!
It was good that they kicked the original team off this game and put the FFXI team in charge of rebuilding it. It could have a lot of promise if it is anything like FFXI.
Shouldnt they be transferring those people to FFV13!?!
As someone that played FFXI for 4 years, left for WOW, and then just dabbles back in FFXI now and then, I'm happy to report that FFXI is .... better, but still lagging behind many other MMOs now. So I hope that this new team don't re-create an MMO built on old MMO rules. In particular grinding. Having to kill mobs for the majority of XP today is just not on. In particular with GW2 around the corner and its excellent approach to dynamic questing, non-forced grouping, travel, skills and so forth - Square Enix can't be on the back foot now about all this. When FFXIV was released people said over and over it was developed in a bubble, with a complete disregard for all the cool things that modern MMOs were bringing to the table. I totally agreed. It was like playing a better looking FFIX - but just as frustrating. If this new team wants a hit on its hands, it should continue with the fantastic FF lore, stories, job system and animations, but also fuse the newer elements of modern MMOs.
That's a huge waste of resources. I hope they also worked on a plan B (make it free-to-play).
I'd love to see this succeed, but I just can't see how this isn't throwing good money after bad. You don't get many second chances in the MMO world, and FFXIV's launch was the worst I've personally witnessed.