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Where is Final Fantasy Versus XIII?

TechDeville writes: The Final Fantasy franchise is considered by many to be the king of the JRPG genre. The franchise reached it’s peak with Final Fantasy VI and VII, which captured the hearts of gamers everywhere. VII, in particular, set the standard for JRPGs and is a highly revered game overall, spawning several prequels and sequels that are collectively known as the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII.

From there onwards, Final Fantasy slowly crumbled. Although Final Fantasy X and XII were adored by many fans, there is no doubt that VII ruled over them all. No Final Fantasy game has been able to surpass VII. In fact, the standard of Final Fantasy games fell so low with the release of XIII and it’s sequel, XIII-2, that people began to believe that there would never be a better Final Fantasy.

However, there is one game that could break VII’s monopoly. This game is Final Fantasy Versus XIII.

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Godmars2901430d ago

Wada's holding it back until he wins the in-house corporate battle and gets it announced as a multiplatform, Xbox/PS3, title.

Treian1430d ago

You realize TETSTUYA NUMORA is leading this project. He NEVER does multiplats.

Afterlife1430d ago

Never say... I'm going to go there.

Godmars2901430d ago

Yeah, never say never.

As messed up and confused this gen - and especially its fans - have become I believe that if Nomura can produce notable advantages for it as a PS3-only title, that Wada will sacrifice that and any other game integrity to sell it as a multiplatform.

I mean I'm already doubting that Versus will have a truly good and engaging story, but I sure that if Wada could have his way that he'd toss out any hope of it at least being decent.

colonel1791430d ago

He NEVER does multiplats, but that doesn't mean that OTHER team would be in charge of porting it. Also, he said that even though it would not be multi platform because it is not being done for both consoles, the decision to have a port done is not his, but SE's.

Moncole1430d ago

Square Enix can tell him to do it and he has to listen, they are his boss.

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SuperLupe1430d ago

Where is Final Fantasy Versus XIII?

Running on a 360 in SE headquarters.

Cocozero1430d ago

It has to muiltiplatform now, the dev costs must be through the roof by now, there's only so much Sony will pay for.

Treian1430d ago

Uh no. The game has been built for the PS3 only. Making it multiplat would delay the game for another century and not to mention cut a lot of content and ruin a lot of the game.

DigitalAnalog1430d ago

As if porting does not cost anything.

Reibooi1430d ago

Yes it's true that the game is costing a crap load to make however one has to wonder if SE is aware of the negative image they have from alot of people within the gaming community. If they are it's entirely possible that Versus will release as a PS3 exclusive so it can be something of a vanity project. I.E something that will likely not make money but will nonetheless make fans happy.

I'll say that from what little we saw of the game it seemed to be something that would have it's quality and game contents extremely compromised if it were to go Multi platform. We saw the impact going Multi plat had on XIII and the quality of Versus was always notably higher then XIII's was.

On top of that Nomura has talked about stuff that we have not yet seen running that would be even more demanding then what we have seen thus far.

I'm not saying it's impossible to go multi plat but I'm just saying it seems unlikely for so many reasons.

Godmars2901430d ago

If the game comes in at over 10GB, there's no way Square's going to escape accusations of having to cut content or reduce quality if there's an Xbox version.

Consequently, if somehow in this day and age where the entirety of the industry, East and West both, have put a question mark over themselves in terms of quality if Nomura can honestly pull one off and make Versus *GOOD* while limiting it to one system - it will very likely sell.

Not something all that big given the late console era, but if it beats XIII's numbers total that should send enough of a message to Square. Hopefully.

Ragnaarock1430d ago

@Godmars290

If versus when multiplat and was anywhere near 10GB you bet your @ss they will have a problem. Especially when FFXIII was over 30GB. I wouldn't be surprised if Nomura is trying to max the space he has available on the BD disc. Which would be a pretty big problem for an MS port seeing as how that would be 4-5 dvd discs. I also have a feeling that Nomura will no longer be a part of Square if they do decide to go multiplat.

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fermcr1430d ago

Final Fantasy Versus XIII doesn't exist any more. It became Final Fantasy XV and will be released on next gen consoles.

Hozi891430d ago

Wada clarified that and said the game was still in production as Versus 13 and it will be at TGS.

Kin23g1430d ago (Edited 1430d ago )

... in development.

Just like it was 6 years ago.

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ilovepersona1430d ago

This is like the 5th where is Versus article I've seen recently, I hope it lives up to the hype, but to all those clinging to it to be the hope to save Final Fantasy, good luck.

wishingW3L1430d ago (Edited 1430d ago )

true that man. Just the other day another article about the same topic but from GameInformer was submitted and before that one I remember 2 or 3 more!

The conclusion is that the hype for FFvs is off the charts! The game will sell lots even if it stays exclusive and beside, like 80% of the sales of FFXIII and XIII-2 where from the PS3 version alone anyway.

Afterlife1430d ago

Development hell :( I bet XIII-3 will release before Versus.

colonel1791430d ago

Sadly, it looks like in 2 days it will be the case.

Yangus1430d ago

Versus?
This true Final Fantasy:D

Summons751430d ago

Already back to the FFvs13 dosen't exsist or "wah they are taking to long to make a good game" articles....at least wait till after TGS to do this crap not barely a month since the stupid Kotaku hits article

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