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Submitted by HiddenMission 875d ago | opinion piece

Why Yoichi Wada really delays FFvsXIII

HiddenMission writes: I think by now it's pretty clear to all from the writing on the wall that Final Fantasy Versus XII will not come out until the end of this gen or sometime during the next. Mr. Wada has made it very clear that he cares less about the Final Fantasy fan and cares more about multiplatform titles due in part to the fact that they bring in more money. Yes that's right it's all about the money. (Final Fantasy XV, PS3)

NYC_Gamer  +   875d ago
It's all about the money and making sure share-holders are happy with these major publishers
blitz0623  +   875d ago
It was pretty obvious anyway. It's the same case as the current WWE. Whatever happened to the Attitude era? Everything now is PG so that everyone can watch it and hence will give WWE more revenue.

More hardcore games from the past have become easier (Diablo 3 a prime example - Auction house anyone?). Activision releases a new CoD every year, it has become too casual. But all of that brings in more money - Blizzard gets a lot from real money auction house. Every new CoD sells - Black Ops 2 will be no different.
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3-4-5  +   875d ago
Same crap in the music industry as well. Shareholders don't really know much about what they invest their money in, but don't tell them that,because they will get offended and pull their money out. lol

They don't "get" long term investments , even though that is kind of what they are putting their money into.
Blacksand1  +   875d ago
i think its coming on PS4. Maybe they push it back, that's why we haven't heard nothing
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elda  +   875d ago
It's obvious this game is large in scale & they're taking they're sweet time developing it & probably with a small developing staff,knowing it's exclusive to the PS3 maybe that's another reason they're not focused on pusing it out so fast & Sony may not be backing the project so Square is not not so enthusiastic only Nomura is,but this is only my opinion.
torchic  +   875d ago
that's not an excuse though. Final Fantasy XIII dropped in early '10, and as promised Square Enix should have gone straight to finishing Versus XIII.

had they done that we would've been playing that game some time this year or definitely beginning of next. Square have no excuses no matter how big this game is.

what's most disappointing is that we get no news, last trailer was released in January 2011.

it's so bad that I bet people are willing to pay for some info, a screenshot, a trailer, anything
elda  +   875d ago
It was stated by Square a year and a half ago that the game is in full production,the game is going to be very big also it's suppose to be on a different engine along with the new state of the art engine called luminess so it usually takes a good 3 to 4 years for a big game to be developed especially using top notch graphics & production,in all reality this game probably won't see a street date till 2014,people who are eagerly waiting probably will disagree but again in all reality 2013 will be all about FF-XIV & now the new Lightning Returns FF-XIII & knowing everyones waiting for FFvsXIII it will not be thown in the mix simply because it will upstage the other two games,I believe 2014 will be FFvsXIII year to finally shine, again my opinion only.
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x5exotic  +   875d ago
He faps to lightning...or Hope
Carl_Shocker  +   875d ago
I get the feeling Wada is trying to put it off as long as he can so he can get them to put it on Next gen consoles because he knows the Nextbox will be more powerful to handle Versus so he can make FF Versus multiplatform without stripping content away from Versus like they did with FF13.

As the article says....

Multiplatform = More money and thats obviously Wada cares about...he would delay the game for this long just so he can see if theres a chance he can get it on the Nextbox AND the PS3/PS4

Thats my theory anyway

I know Nomura says he wants to keep it on the PS3 but Wada is still in charge, I wonder if Wada dosen't want to p*ss off Nomura so he'd rather wait untill next gen to do it. It's probably the real reason why he's decided to milk FF13 this long...so they still have an income coming in while they wait for Versus being completed and nextgen to come round
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Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   875d ago
If that's his idea, it's a terrible one. The install base for the next xbox would be crap initially. Like it is for all consoles. Delaying it as much as they're doing is going to lose them sales and cost them heavily.

Logically speaking, RIGHT NOW, they should be trying to get it out the door with everything they got.
Carl_Shocker  +   875d ago
Come on...this is Wada

What idea of his hasn't been terrible

We know what he's like
amaguli  +   875d ago
Why he delays Versus? Easy, to give people an excuse to buy the 13s.
jokia005  +   875d ago
NO MORE LIGHTNING,PLEASE.
chazjamie  +   875d ago
because he has nothing to show.
MultiConsoleGamer  +   875d ago
I'm sure it will be worth the wait.
Qrphe  +   875d ago
Plus with Lightning Returns and XIV, SE more or less has their last of 2012 and 2013 schedule.

I guess we'll see vsXIII in 2014..........
Dante112  +   875d ago
Why Yochi? Give me Final Fantasy versus 13!!!
belac09  +   875d ago
greedy schmuck, i hope his fortune teller tells him to jump off a cliff.
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TheDivine  +   875d ago
Guess il be the one to say it. What is FF VS XII?

They obviously prioritize multiplats. SE doesnt want to make exclusives unless theyre on handhelds. The only reason they made VS13 is because they "owed" sony an exclusive FF. I dont think its very high up in their things to do though. It will prob release but on all available consoles.
tiffac008  +   875d ago
If its just the question of revenue, then multiplat the game already and release it. Why keep your fanbase in the dark on a game they have been patiently waiting on for years now?
swazoo  +   874d ago
If you want SE to release more info about Versus XIII then please check out this facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/pag...
mi_titan27  +   871d ago
I just really want a Final Fantasy on my Vita with trophies, and better graphics than a PSP game.

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